Pain Injections Specialist

Regional Pain Care -  - Pain Management

Regional Pain Care

Pain Management & Anesthesiology located in Pleasantville, NJ

Among the available nonsurgical treatments for chronic pain, injections are often an effective therapy. Abdul Qadir, MD, of Regional Pain Care, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who offers a variety of pain injections to relieve chronic conditions for men and women in Pleasantville, New Jersey, and the surrounding Atlantic City communities. When more conservative therapies don’t provide the long-term pain relief you had hoped for, injections may help. To learn more about pain injections, call the office and schedule a consultation today.

Pain Injections Q & A

What are pain injections?

There are numerous nonsurgical injections available to treat different types of chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, and hard-to-treat tendon and joint pain. The injections typically contain a numbing agent, a steroid, or other medications that function to alleviate pain in different ways. Some pain injections block nerves so they can’t send messages to your brain, while other injections numb the area and help decrease inflammation.

When you visit Dr. Qadir and his team at Regional Pain Care, he may prescribe a particular type of pain injection as part of your comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan.

What types of pain injections are available for chronic pain?

Depending on the cause of your chronic pain and where it stems from in your body, Dr. Qadir may suggest any of the following pain injections:

  • Epidural injections to target nerve roots in your spinal cord for herniated discs
  • Lumbar facet joint injections for arthritis and low back pain
  • Nerve blocks for low back pain, sciatica, or neck pain
  • Joint injections for arthritis and other degenerative joint issues

Dr. Qadir also offers radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain that doesn’t respond to other treatment methods. Radiofrequency ablation is minimally invasive and often highly effective for people with chronic lower back and neck pain, as well as arthritic joints. Pain relief from this treatment can last from six months to several years.

When physical therapy, pain injections, and medications don’t provide the long-term pain relief you need, a spinal cord stimulator may be an ideal solution.

What is a spinal cord stimulator?

When chronic spinal pain persists and doesn’t respond to other treatments, Dr. Qadir may prescribe a spinal cord stimulator for long-term pain relief. Spinal cord stimulators deliver a low-voltage electrical current to your spinal cord to continuously block pain sensations. During a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Qadir implants the stimulator device and the electrical leads.

Typically, the tiny device goes into your buttocks or abdomen and the leads go into the epidural space above your spinal cord. The exact location of the electrical leads depends on the area that’s causing your pain. Spinal cord stimulators may help alleviate symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), and neuropathy.

Dr. Qadir takes an all-encompassing approach to alleviating your pain and improving your quality of life. Find out if he recommends pain injections or a spinal cord stimulator for your chronic pain by calling the office to schedule an appointment.