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Listed below are available treatment options for chronic pain performed by the physicians at Advanced Pain Medical Group (APMG). Click on the treatment below to view information about the treatment.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

This procedure uses electrical impulses to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. Patients suffering from neuropathic pain who have not had any success with conservative treatments would benefit most from spinal cord stimulation for relief of chronic pain in...

Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

Pain resulting from damaged facet joints can be eliminated with this minimally invasive procedure. A needle-sized tube called a cannula is inserted using a fluoroscope x-ray near the irritated medial branch. A surgeon will then insert a radiofrequency electrode using...

Stellate Ganglion Block

This procedure is administered to clear away pain of sympathetic nerves affecting the face, head, neck, and arms caused by shingles and other regional pain syndromes. The patient will lie on a table face up while an IV is inserted...

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

When arthritis creates pain in the sacroiliac joint, a steroid injection is administered to relieve pain and reduce inflammation at the point of the spine and hipbone. The patient will lay face forward with a cushion under the stomach to...

Diagnostic Medial Branch Block

A facet joint is the point between vertebrae that allows the spine to twist and bend. This procedure is used to diagnose which facet joint is causing a patient pain. The procedure begins with the patient laying face down. The...

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

This procedure is administered to relieve pain and inflammation from irritated spinal nerves. It only takes a few minutes to administer the steroid-anesthetic medication to clear away lower back and leg pain. The process begins with the patient laying face...

Lumbar Sympathetic Block

When a patient has had an injury to a joint or limb, leg pain can develop from these pain syndromes. To treat the pain a series of injections are administered. To prepare for the treatment the patient will lay on...

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

This injection is administered to alleviate pain in the lower back and legs due to swelling caused by spinal conditions. To prepare for the procedure, the patient will lay face down with a pillow under the stomach to allow better...

Intraarticular Facet Joint Injections

When facet joints regularly found around the spine are inflamed, a facet joint injection is administered to relieve the irritation and diagnose where the patients pain is coming from. Once the skin and tissue above the facet joint is thoroughly...

Lumbar Discography

This procedure is administered to diagnose the amount of spinal discs causing back pain. A lumbar discography is used as an aid to assist the physician in planning future treatment. To prepare for this procedure the patient should lie on...

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

This procedure is used to decrease the swelling of pinched and compressed nerves in the cervical spine that can be caused by herniated discs and spinal stenosis. In preparation for the injection the patient will lay down and a a...

Celiac Plexus Block

A celiac plexus block procedure is performed to diagnose pain in the abdominal region that is caused by cancer or pancreatitis. The first step of this procedure is numbing of the skin using a local anesthetic. Once the back is...

Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection

In this procedure a steroid-anesthetic medication is injected into a sacrum opening to alleviate the pain of inflamed nerves in the spine. To prepare for this procedure the patient will lay face down over a cushion placed on the abdomen...

Orthopedic Doctor Los Angeles

How An Orthopedic Pain Doctor Can Help An orthopedic doctor specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The musculoskeletal system involves bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic doctors are trained to use surgery...

Spinal Cord Stimulation

For patients who haven’t yet found satisfactory relief from pain in the back, arms or legs, Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) may be a viable long-term treatment. Through the use of mild electrical pulses, SCS is found to prevent pain signals...

Radiofrequency Ablation

A minimally invasive procedure, radiofrequency ablation can help eliminate pain caused by damaged facet joints along the spine. It involves the use of heat from a high-frequency alternating current, and is easily performed in an outpatient setting, utilizing local anesthesia....

Stem Cell Therapy in Los Angeles

As with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), the use of stem cells is an extraordinary breakthrough in regenerative medicine. Stem cells begin as undifferentiated cells that can become specialized and divide to create more stem cells. The introduction of this kind...

Injections

There are some instances when injections are the most effective procedure available to treat pain. Steroid injections, for example, can significantly reduce pain-causing inflammation, and may provide many months of relief following a single injection. Injections may also aid in...

PRP Injections in Los Angeles

Utilizing the body’s own natural ability to heal, PRP is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment. In this outpatient procedure, blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge, which leads to the isolation of Platelet Rich Plasma...

Medication

Pain Management Medication For Treatment and Relief Whether in place of a more involved procedure, or as an adjunct to it, pain management medication(s) are carefully prescribed, administered and monitored by our team of medical professionals as needed. In some cases,...

Sports Medicine in Los Angeles

APMG Sports Medicine How To Treat Chronic Pain From Sports Injuries The long-term effects of serious sports injuries are diverse, but the most common side effect that occurs is chronic pain. People who have suffered physical sports-related traumas may experience...

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