Northern California Pain Specialists, specializes in interventional pain management - a subspecialty of pain management that includes joint injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulations and epidural procedures.
Put simply, it's a procedure that uses radio-frequency waves to create heat. In medicine, radio-frequency is used in many different ways. For pain management, it works to disrupt nerve conduction with heat.
A nerve block is an injection of medicine into areas around sympathetic nerves, ganglion, or chain in either the lumbar or cervical region. The goal is to block the pain messages those nerves send to the brain.
With a facet injection, Dr. Lo combines a long-lasting steroid with an anesthetic agent to provide relief from both pain and inflammation. These injections are done in various areas along the spine, depending on the location of the pain.
Joint injections introduce medication, usually a steroid, directly into the joint where it can do the most good. The ultimate goal is to reduce the inflammation in the joint that makes the movement so difficult while reducing pain at the same time.
Dr. Lo's ultimate goal is to provide the best pain management solution possible. He takes the lead in coordinating referrals to other adjunctive providers to ensure that you truly have a comprehensive treatment plan to maximize your long term health and well being.
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