Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic Pain Treatment Specialist
Chronic pain can be quite different for every patient, and Dr. Anil Kumar of Advanced Pain Management Center recognizes this. Dr. Kumar works with each of his Stoneham, Massachusetts area patients on an individualized basis, making sure that each person is able to get the tools they need to beat pain both now and in the future. Treatment includes a customized blend of procedures, carefully chosen medication, and other treatments that can provide true pain relief.

Chronic Pain Treatment Q & A

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What is Chronic Pain?

Pain is categorized as chronic when it lasts for longer than 12 weeks continually. Many people who suffer from chronic pain may have this pain for months or even years. Chronic pain won't dissipate on its own. Expert medical care is needed to properly address this type of pain. As an interventional pain management specialist, Dr. Anil Kumar at Advanced Pain Management Center knows how to effectively deal with nearly any type of chronic pain. You don't have to "power through" the pain or try to live through it. Long term solutions are available and it's possible to live a pain-free healthy life.

What Type of Treatments are Available for Chronic Pain?

There are a number of treatments that are available for conditions like back pain and sciatica, headaches and migraines, joint pain and arthritis, and other types of pain. Prescription medication, lifestyle modifications as recommended by Dr. Kumar, and specialized procedures are all effective choices for the management of chronic pain. Some patients may need a combination approach to pain management, for example, lifestyle modifications and specialized procedures together, to get the optimal results.

What Procedures are Commonly Performed for Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain can now be treated quite successfully with minimally invasive outpatient procedures. The chronic pain procedures regularly performed at the Advanced Pain Management Center or the Northeast Ambulatory Center include:

  • Caudal steroid injection
  • Cervical interlaminar epidural steroid slock
  • Facet medial branch block
  • Ganglion impar block
  • Lumbar facet joint block
  • Lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid block
  • Lumbar radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections
  • Piriformis and psoas compartment block

What Areas Can Be Treated?

A number of different areas of chronic pain can be addressed. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ankle injection
  • Botox® injection
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursa injection
  • Ilio Inguinal Nerve Block
  • Ischiogluteal Bursa injection
  • Joint injection in the hip
  • Joint injection in the shoulder
  • Steroid knee injection
  • Knee Injection with Synvisc®/Hyalgan®/Euflexxa®
  • Plantar fascia injection
  • Occipital nerve block
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