Pain Management Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for pain, which is why the APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team believes in the multidisciplinary approach. In their two offices in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, the pain management experts prescribe full-spectrum care including both nonsurgical and surgical options. Call the office nearest you or click online booking for comprehensive care now.

Pain Management Q & A

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When do I need pain management?

If you have pain that disrupts your life or limits you in any way, you might need pain management. At APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health, & Regenerative Medicine, the caring team genuinely understands and respects your journey and challenges. 

They’re here to help you beat pain and meet your health goals in a safe way and in a supportive environment. 

How do injections help with pain management?

Injections deliver medications including steroids and anesthetics directly to the nerves causing your pain. They can reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain dramatically. Some of the injection types include:

  • Cervical epidural steroid injection
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injection
  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Lumbar transforaminal steroid injection
  • Medial branch block
  • Facet joint injections

Injections can be an important part of your pain management because they ease the pain so you can concentrate on healing and recovery. A series of three injections can give you pain relief for up to a year. 

Regenerative medicine injections are another type of injected treatment that can yield long-term relief. A regenerative medicine treatment delivers platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, or Lipogems® from your fatty tissue to help stimulate healing naturally.

What minimally invasive pain relief procedures are available?

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health, & Regenerative Medicine offers a wide array of minimally invasive procedures as part of their pain management program. The team may recommend one of these procedures if you get good results from injections but need ongoing pain relief.

  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Intrathecal pain implant
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation

These procedures are for chronic pain, but not usually for acute pain. One of these procedures could help you use less pain medication. When combined with physical therapy, you can greatly improve your quality of life with one of these procedures.

What if I need surgery to relieve my pain?

If you need surgery for a damaged disc, vertebrae, or other reason, the APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team has you covered. 

The experienced surgeons perform procedures such as laminectomy, total disc replacement, and vertebroplasty using the most minimally invasive techniques possible.

In most cases, you combine surgery with physical therapy to ensure that you heal with maximum strength and flexibility.  

How does physical therapy work in pain management?

Physical therapy includes strengthening and flexibility exercises along with a wide range of noninvasive modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and massage.

Your physical therapist can also administer iontophoresis treatment, in which electrical stimulation delivers medication through your skin. 

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine offers the full spectrum of synergistic pain management under one roof. Call the office in your area or click the online scheduler to book your evaluation now.