Who Provides the Best Pain Therapy in New York?
October 13, 2021
Where Can I Find The Best Pain Therapy In New York?
If you’re looking for the best medical clinic offering the latest pain therapy in new york, then look no further! The Pain Treatment Specialists is a state of the art clinic located in midtown manhattan and prides itself on offering the latest minimally invasive treatments. This modern and friendly clinic houses a team of board certified and Harvard-trained pain management specialists who avoid risky surgeries and narcotics. Click HERE to book an appointment with top pain doctors offering the latest pain management treatments.
In this article, we are going to look at answers to some of the most common questions relating to pain. These include: –
- What are the best pain treatments?
- What are the most common pain conditions?
- What happens when you visit a pain doctor?
- What should I look for in my pain doctor?
- How much does pain therapy cost?
Nowadays, many orthopedic surgeons can be too quick to suggest invasive surgeries and narcotics for pain complaints. Surgery can be incredibly risky and in some instances, it is not always necessary. Surgery also involves the use of narcotics, NSAIDs and opioids. These involve potential risks and complications, such as addiction. It is no secret that the U.S. is in the middle of an opioid epidemic with increasing opioid addiction rates. Long recovery periods are also intrinsic to an invasive surgical procedure.
Due to these risks, it is important you consider the latest non-surgical treatment options. The best pain therapy in new york is provided by our experienced pain management doctors who pride themselves on combining a holistic approach to health with the latest advancements in pain medicine. A minimally invasive approach to health helps to ensure a low risk, pain free and highly effective treatment and recovery plan.
Let’s now take a look at some of the best pain treatments in New York City.
What Are The Best Pain Treatments?
So far, we’ve explored why it is important to book an appointment with a leading pain doctor in NYC. Surgery is risky and in many instances, it might not even be necessary. In addition, the earlier you receive medical treatment, the better your recovery journey will be. There are also many different causes of pain, so it is important you receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If not, your pain could get even worse or lead to further health issues.
Below are some examples of the best options for pain therapy in new york which avoid surgery and narcotics. All of these treatments are provided by our board certified pain doctors at The Pain Treatment Specialists.
- Lumbar epidural – a pain doctor uses a special kind of X-Ray (called fluoroscopic guidance) to insert a small needle into the bony vertebrae of the back. This is where the epidural space lies. Your pain doctor will then use this X-Ray guidance to select the best injection site for the needle. Once your pain doctor is happy that they have selected the most accurate injection site, the needle will then be injected directly into this epidural space. The steroid medicine will reduce any pain and inflammation in the epidural space. Your pain doctor will ensure you are comfortable throughout your procedure and will use local anesthetic to keep the area numb.
- Lumbar radiofrequency ablation – during this procedure, a pain doctor transmits small currents of radiofrequency energy to nerves in the lumbar. A pain doctor places an RF cannula or small insulated needle near the nerves responsible for transmitting pain signals from the lumbar to the brain. These needles then heat up and deactivate these nerves, meaning they are unable to send pain signals. This results in long-term pain relief without the use of steroid medicine or other narcotics.
- Trigger point injections – trigger points are sensitive areas located deep within connective tissues and muscles. If you feel sensations of knots or tightness, it could be because the trigger points have contracted and spasmed. This can be a very painful experience. However, a pain doctor can inject local anesthetic and a corticosteroid medicine into these trigger points to provide instant and long-term pain relief.
- Cervical facet block injection – this is a treatment option for individuals struggling with arthritis. A pain doctor can inject local anesthetic near particular facet joints in the neck in order to provide pain relief. Your pain management doctor will also use a special type of X-Ray guidance (fluoroscopic guidance) throughout the procedure.
- Genicular nerve block – the genicular nerves are sensory nerves located near the knee joint. A pain doctor can inject local anesthetic near the genicular nerves in the knees. The local anesthetic provides instant pain relief by ‘blocking’ the genicular nerves from sending pain signals from the knee to the brain.
- Steroid injections – steroid injections are a fast and simple way to benefit from knee pain relief. During this procedure, a pain doctor injects powerful steroid medicine directly into the knee joint capsule. This reduces inflammation and pain in the root cause of your discomfort. Steroid injections can be applied 2 – 3 times and are one of the most popular treatments for pain.
Regardless of whether you have acute or chronic pain, it is vital you book an appointment with one of our board certified pain doctors. They will spend time with you to understand the nature of your pain and will prescribe a minimally invasive procedure for you.
Now let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of pain.
What Are The Most Common Pain Conditions?
Now that we have looked at the best options for pain therapy in new york, you might be wondering about the main causes of pain. There are many different reasons individuals struggle with pain complaints. That’s why it’s vital you book an appointment with a board certified pain doctor. They will spend time fully assessing your problem before recommending a first-class treatment plan for you.
Below are some examples of the different types of pain that we treat:-
- Sciatica – this is when the spinal nerves are aggravated due to a ruptured or bulging disc(s). This pain can start in the lower back and radiate down the leg and even into the foot.
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis is a mechanical form of arthritis which is caused by wear and tear over time. It can even trigger conditions like spinal stenosis.
- Disc herniation – a herniated disc describes when the soft tissue between each bone of the vertebrae pushes out of place.
- Strained neck muscle – muscles that are repeatedly overused can be prone to injury. Poor sleeping posture and spending a large amount of time in front of a computer can lead to neck strain.
- Cervical spinal stenosis – this describes the abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal and is usually caused by a herniated disc or bony spur.
- Pinched nerve – this is also known as cervical radiculopathy. It describes when a nerve in the neck is compressed and can lead to pain in the shoulders, back, arm and hand.
- Dislocation – a sudden blow/ trauma to the knee can cause the knee to be knocked out of the joint.
- Arthritis – both rheumatoid (an autoimmune condition) and osteoarthritis (wear and tear over time) can lead to knee pain.
- Tendonitis – this describes when the tendon is used too often and becomes strained.
- ACL injury – the anterior cruciate ligament is a large ligament connecting the shin bone to the thigh bone. It can be prone to tearing, particularly during sports.
What Happens When You Visit A Pain Doctor?
When you book an appointment with one of our expert pain doctors, you will be welcomed into modern and friendly medical facilities. A member of our front of house team will greet you and will make you feel welcome. You will then meet your board certified pain physician who will spend time with you to fully understand your pain complaint. Your pain doctor will then take time to collect as much information as possible to establish a diagnosis. These methods may include:
- A verbal medical history
- A physical examination of the area of pain
- Taking blood to rule out other underlying health conditions
- Ordering imaging scans (like X-Rays and ultrasounds)
Once your pain doctor has collected this information, they will create a unique care plan to suit you. This will involve a recommendation for a minimally invasive option (such as steroid injections or a nerve block). Your pain management doctor may also recommend a physical therapy program with a highly qualified and experienced physical therapist.
Most important of all, your pain doctor will be on hand to answer your questions throughout your treatment and recovery. Our pain doctors understand why you might be worried about your treatment for pain. That’s why they are passionate about spending time with their patients and ensuring a first-class patient experience.
What Should I Look For In My Pain Doctor?
Now that we have looked at the latest techniques in pain therapy, you might be wondering about the most important considerations when selecting your pain doctor. Here, we have broken down some of the most important aspects to think about when choosing your pain physician.
- Board certification – achieving board certification demonstrates that your pain doctor has passed rigorous medical examinations and is at the highest possible level of medical training. All of our pain doctors are double (and some are even triple) board certified.
- Harvard alumni – Harvard Medical School is the top medical school in the world. It only welcomes the most elite candidates who demonstrate an exceptional academic and personal calibre. All of our pain doctors received training from Harvard. They have been trained by world-leading physicians and are regularly involved in the latest advancements in medical technology.
- Advanced treatments – receiving a minimally invasive treatment option is a low risk, pain free and healthy way to benefit from pain therapy. All of our doctors pride themselves on creating unique care plans for each patient. These involve a recommendation for a minimally invasive treatment option as well as physical therapy.
- Friendly and caring – the best pain doctors will see their patients as more than just a collection of symptoms. Establishing a healthy doctor-patient relationship is vital to achieving positive patient outcomes. This is why our pain doctors enjoy spending time with each patient and are on-hand to discuss any queries throughout your treatment process.
- State of the art medical facilities – our modern and friendly clinic is located in the heart of the Big Apple. It provides access to the latest medical technologies and welcomes patients from across the country who come to receive first-class patient care. Our Midtown Manhattan clinic is located next to the Flatiron neighborhood and is close to the Empire State Building.
How Much Does Pain Therapy Cost?
When you visit our state of the art Manhattan clinic, you will be welcomed into modern and friendly facilities. A member of our front of house team will collect your insurance information. They will explain your coverage as well as benefits to which you may be entitled. Once this has been established, you will be made aware of how much you owe (if this applies to you) before your treatment starts. Our front of house team will answer any questions and will liaise directly with your insurance provider so you receive treatment as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Harvard Medical School
Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
Harvard Medical School
NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.