Pain Management

Pain Management in St. Peters and O'Fallon, MO

Does chronic pain interfere with your life? If you’re looking for non-surgical relief for neck or back pain, the pain medicine specialists at Advanced Bone & Joint can help. We understand how limiting pain can be, and we want to help you get back to living the life you love.

We know how important your pain management is and together we can help you LIVE YOUR LIFE. To improve your clinical care, we practice treatments that often include urine drug testing, a tool that helps to monitor your care.

Pain management treatments for orthopaedic conditions are very individualized. The type of treatments and techniques used will depend on the cause and extent of your pain. Your doctor may use a variety of techniques to provide pain relief or make your pain tolerable.

The pain relief doctors at Advanced Bone & Joint are experts at a number of procedures for chronic neck, back, and joint pain. Learn more about each procedure below.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are non-surgical treatments for low back (lumbar) pain and neck (cervical) pain. During an epidural, medication is injected near the painful area of the spine. Your condition may require a series of cervical epidural injections or lumbar epidural injections to ease your neck or back pain and inflammation.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet joint injections are non-surgical treatments to relieve pain and inflammation of the facet joints in the spine. Facet joints are located on the top and bottom of each vertebra and connect the vertebrae to form the spine and allow back motion. During a facet injection, medication is injected into the facet joint capsule or surrounding tissue. 

Peripheral Joint Injections

Peripheral joint injections are administered within the joints of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Pain in these joints may be caused by bursitis, tendonitis, or arthritis.

Sacroiliac Joint Injections

The sacroiliac joints connect the sacrum, which is located at the end of the spine, to the two large pelvic bones (the iliac bones). Sacroiliac joint injections are given to reduce inflammation that is causing pain within the buttocks, thigh, groin or hip joint.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are used to treat involved muscles in many areas of the body. Trigger points are tight bands or small areas of a muscle that are sensitive to touch and pressure. The trigger point can irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain, a type of pain that radiates to nearby areas. The neck, back, and shoulders are particularly common areas injected. 

Nerve Blocks

A nerve block places medication directly around a suspected nerve in your spine to help determine if it is the source of pain. If the nerve block relieves the pain, then your doctor can proceed with treatment, which may include additional medication injections or surgery.

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Another technique that can be performed for the relief of chronic back pain is to implant a small wire called a spinal cord stimulator under the skin. The wire is connected to a power source that transmits low-level electrical impulses to the spinal cord or to specific nerves to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Instead of pain, you feel a mild tingling sensation. Learn more about spinal cord stimulation

PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma therapy is a revolutionary treatment for chronic pain that can eliminate the need for surgery. PRP therapy uses the patient's own blood cells to stimulate healing in a specific area. Visit our PRP therapy page to learn more about this regenerative therapy offered by Dr. Larkin. 

Are you ready for a new lease on life? Our comprehensive pain management services in St. Peters and O'Fallon, Missouri can bring you the relief you’ve been waiting for. Call Advanced Bone & Joint today at (636) 229-4222 or request an appointment online.