Minimally Invasive Pain Relief
Oral medication isn’t always the answer — in some cases. it’s not fully effective, and many people just don’t want to rely on pills every day.
Oral medication isn’t always the answer — in some cases. it’s not fully effective, and many people just don’t want to rely on pills every day. If you’re concerned about one or both of these things, minimally invasive pain relief options at Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine could be just what you need. Experienced interventional pain management specialist Shady Hassan, MD, is ready to help at offices in Old Bridge, Jersey City, Newark, and South Plainfield, New Jersey. Book an appointment by phone or through online scheduling now.
Minimally Invasive Pain Relief Q&A
When might I need minimally invasive pain relief?
Minimally invasive pain relief procedures can be the next step when initial treatments fail. If you’ve modified activities, rested, and tried medication, but you still have persistent pain, minimally invasive pain relief is a good option.
Maybe you depend on narcotic medication to function every day and want to escape the medication without having to suffer. Minimally invasive pain relief can give you a safer and more dependable path to feeling better. You might need minimally invasive pain relief as a middle ground between conservative care and surgery. Or, you may try minimally invasive procedures as a way to delay or avoid major surgery like joint replacement.
What kind of minimally invasive pain relief is available?
At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Hassan performs a very wide range of minimally invasive treatments for pain. Many treatments involve injections of steroids, anesthetics, biologics, or other substances using X-ray or ultrasound guidance for optimal placement. Some of the many injections that Dr. Hassan performs include:
Epidural steroid injections
Medial branch blocks
Lumbar facet joint injections
Peripheral joint injections
Facet joint injections
Selective nerve root blocks
Sympathetic nerve blocks
Genicular nerve block and ablation
Trigger point injections
Sacroiliac joint injections
Hypogastric nerve blocks
Greater occipital nerve blocks for headaches
Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid injections)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
Stem cell injections
Injections are often the first minimally invasive approach. While injections can give you very impressive and long-lasting results (several months or longer, in most cases) you may need a procedure that can last for years or even permanently. In that case, Dr. Hassan may recommend advanced minimally invasive options such as:
Spinal cord stimulator
Sacral fracture augmentation
Vertebral fracture augmentation
With all minimally invasive pain relief procedures, Dr. Hassan focuses on disabling the trigger causing your pain. He also offers completely noninvasive treatment options like medical marijuana to manage your pain and improve your quality of life.
What will my minimally invasive pain relief plan include?
In most cases, you’ll follow a comprehensive care plan that includes not only medical treatments but also lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and other measures that help you get the most from your pain management program. Dr. Hassan carefully customizes treatment plans for every person. He works hand-in-hand with you to help you get excellent results. At Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine, Dr. Hassan and his team are here to help you return to your life — the one you had before pain took over. Learn more about how minimally invasive pain management works by calling the office nearest you or using the online booking link now.