Cervical Ganglion Block
California Back & Pain Specialists may use a Cervical Ganglion Block to determine if the source of your spinal pain or back pain stems from your sympathetic nerves. This test will determine whether or not the pain in areas of your body such as your hand, arm or shoulder is a result of nerve damage or malfunction of the nerves in your neck adjacent to your spine. After performing this test, Dr. Singh will work with you to determine the best treatment to alleviate or manage your pain.
Transforaminal Epidural Injection
When your nerve roots are irritated due to inflammation or a herniated disc, you may experience neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain. California Back & Pain Specialists can help to reduce this pain, by performing a Cervical Epidural Injection which involves injecting an anti- inflammatory medicine directly into the epidural space surrounding the cervical region of the spine. The decrease in inflammation will result in relief from pain while the damaged nerve or disc is healing.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
When your nerve roots are irritated due to inflammation or a herniated disc, you may experience neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain. California Back & Pain Specialists can help to reduce this pain, by performing a Cervical Epidural Injection which involves injecting an anti- inflammatory medicine coupled with a steroid directly into the epidural space around the irritation. The decrease in inflammation will result in relief from pain while the damaged nerve or disc is healing.
Dr. Singh will perform a Discogram when needed to determine which disc of the spine is damaged and whether or not it is the source of a patient’s back pain or neck pain. This diagnostic procedure will provide us with the road map to discovering whether or not a disc has been structurally damaged, and if so, if that damage is responsible for your pain or discomfort.
Occipital Nerve Block
The injection of medication (often a steroid) into the Occipital Nerve, located just above the neck, is known as an Occipital Nerve Block. This short procedure typically requires a local anesthetic, and takes just moments. Used as a way to reduce back pain and neck pain, this swift procedure has been used with great success to treat tension and migraine headaches.
Trigeminal Ganglion Block
The Trigeminal Nerve sends several nerve branches all over the head, face and upper neck. Pain in the face, commonly called Trigeminal Neuralgia (shock-like pain in the face) can be relieved via this short and minimally invasive procedure. California Back & Pain Specialists will determine if this block will assist you with your pain management.
Infrascapular Nerve Block
An Infrascapular Nerve Block may be recommended by Dr. Singh to alleviate neck, shoulder or back pain caused by an irritation of this nerve. Like all nerve block procedures, this outpatient treatment can be used to treat mild to severe spinal pain and/or other discomfort.
An Intraoperative Arthrogram may be used by California Back & Pain Specialists to determine if there is an inflammation of the soft tissue surrounding the joints that is causing your back pain or neck pain. This procedure will allow to determine the best course of treatment to assist you with your pain management.
Intradiscal Electrothermo Coagulation
Back pain is often caused by internal disc disruption, a condition that California Back & Pain Specialists will help you to treat. As an alternative to spinal fusion, Dr. Singh can perform this warming treatment after Discograms or other X-rays reveal the source of the discomfort.
An Epidurogram may be required by California Back & Pain Specialists to assess the condition of the epidural space in your lumbar region. Typically performed before a steroid injection, this dye and imaging procedure will ensure that the medication can be properly delivered to the area of your spine responsible for your back pain.
If determined that you require surgery to repair or restore nerve tissue in your lumbar region which have been damaged, and cannot be repaired by other methods, Dr. Singh may perform Lumbar Neuroplasty. Typically an outpatient procedure, this surgery is designed to minimize your back pain and improve your quality of life.
An Epidural Myelogram involves the injection of special dye into the epidural space surrounding your spine, coupled with an X-ray. This procedure may be used to provide us with a clear picture of spinal problems. This procedure can be used to determine countless problems within the spine, ranging from a herniated disc to infection, to inflammation of the spine.
Steroid Joint Injections
Steroids have been proven to alleviate inflammation and pain of the joints in the spine. If our doctors will determine that steroid joint injections will help with your pain management, Dr. Singh will recommend this course of treatment for your back pain.
Hyalgan Joint Injections
Unlike other types of injections, Hyalgan Joint Injections are not a pain medication, nor a steroid. Instead Hyalgan is a substance similar to a naturally occurring substance found in the body, which essentially works as a joint lubricant, to reduce joint pain.
These anti-inflammatory steroid injections are used to reduce pain caused by joint pain and swelling which frequently occurs in arthritic patients. We will work with you to determine whether this course of treatment can help reduce your pain.
Trigger Point Injections
Painful areas in the muscle, caused by knots that form when the muscles do not relax, may be treated by Trigger Point Injections (TPI). Dr. Singh may use this course of treatment to render the trigger point inactive, thus achieving sustained relief or alleviating your back pain completely.
RFTC Nerve Supply
Radiofrequency Thermal Coagulation involves burning the nerves (via heat and electricity) in the facet joint to reduce pain for several months all the way up to a year. Dr. Singh has years of experience in providing patients with this course of treatment to reduce neck and back pain.
An Epidurogram will be performed in order to assess the structure and condition of the epidural space in and around your spine. This imaging technique will allow California Back and Pain Specialists to make sure that medications to reduce your pain are delivered to the source of the pain properly.
One of the most common causes of back pain, a herniated disc occurs when the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebrae is pushed outside its normal position. Dr. Singh can help you to diagnose, treat, and manage pain associated with a herniated disc.
Joint pain is one of the most commonly reported causes of back, neck and shoulder pain. California Back and Pain Specialists expertise will allow you to identify the location and cause of the joint pain, and will also create a pain management strategy for the future to make sure you can function painfree.
Normal changes to your spine as you age are commonly referred to as Spinal Degeneration. Although very common, it can also be extremely painful. However, this breakdown of the discs of the spine can be less painful and you can maintain a higher quality of life by utilizing one or more of the many treatments.
Referred to as a disease, Sciatica is actually set of symptoms most often involving lower back and leg pain, caused by irritation or compression of one of the spinal nerve roots. Dr. Singh has successfully diagnosed and treated countless patients suffering from Sciatica.
One of the most common lasting injuries resulting from a car accident, Dr. Singh has successfully treated countless patients suffering from whiplash. From headaches to chronic neck and back pain, there are many ways to successfully eradicate this pain.
Injuries resulting from participation in all kinds of sports can cause lasting pain. California Back & Pain Specialists have the experience to identify, diagnose and prescribe a course of treatment to alleviate pain caused by sports injuries.