Pain Management Consultation

Brain & Spine Specialists

Neurologists & Neurosurgeons located in Panama City, FL

Around 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, and 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. If pain is interfering with your life, contact Brain & Spine Specialists in Panama City, Florida. The team of expert neurologists provides customized interventional pain management treatments for spine and neurological pain. Call the Panama City location nearest you or schedule a consultation online today to learn how they can relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.

Pain Management Q&A

What are some of the causes of spinal and neurological pain?

Your spine protects the nerves that travel from your brain and throughout your body. Degenerative conditions and injuries to your spine can compress and damage your nerves causing back pain as well as pain, numbness, and weakness that radiates throughout your body. Some of the common causes of spinal and radiating neurological pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis

Many of these conditions lead to inflammation which compresses your nerves, sending pain signals throughout your body.

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical specialty area that focuses on relieving pain and discomfort. Pain management is often combined with other procedures to repair the condition causing your pain.

The team at Brain & Spine Specialists provide a comprehensive array of treatments to relieve your pain and help you restore your quality of life.

Spinal injections

Your doctor may recommend a spinal injection such as an epidural or facet injection. These injections usually include a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid to provide immediate relief as well as a potent anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce swelling and pressure on your nerves. If you have arthritis, your spinal injection may include collagen or hyaluronic acid to replace the worn away cartilage and lubricate your joint.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation delivers a mild electrical current to a malfunctioning nerve. The current disrupts the pain signals traveling between your spine and your brain. Spinal cord stimulation is becoming a more common treatment for failed back surgery and conditions where your body has healed, but you still have pain.

Botox®

Botox provides a temporary paralysis of small muscles, making it an effective treatment for painful muscle spasms. It was initially prescribed to treat eye and eyelid twitches, and over the years physicians have found that it also relieves muscle spasm stemming from conditions like stroke and cerebral palsy.

Magnetic stimulation

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is an innovative pain management treatment that delivers a mild, repeated magnetic pulse to the region of your brain responsible for your pain sensations. The procedure is noninvasive and stimulates healthy neurotransmitter activity to regulate your pain signals.

When should I talk to a doctor about my pain?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. If you have pain that doesn’t start to subside after a few days of rest and over-the-counter treatments, you should speak to a physician about your symptoms.

You don’t have to live with pain, call Brain & Spine Specialists or make an appointment online today for customized care.