Post Laminectomy Syndrome

A Laminectomy is a surgery that is performed to relieve pain, stress and tension to the spinal cord and nerves. This is done by removing a small portion of the associated vertebrae, usually the posterior spinous process and surrounding osteo tissue. This procedure is recommended by surgeons to treat a number of moderate to severe spinal disorders, but it can carry the risk of developing Post Laminectomy Syndrome. This is where the patient experiences lingering pain, stiffness and discomfort even if their laminectomy was performed correctly.

PriMMed’s expert team of pain specialists are ready to work with their patients so that their post-operative care is optimized.

Contact us today if you have had a laminectomy and are experiencing associated pain.

More Conditions

Acute and Chronic Neck Pain

There can be multiple factors to Acute and Chronic Neck Pain. Acute Neck Pain is characterized by sudden onset, can range from mild to severe, is usually caused by soft tissue strain and overuse. This condition generally has a less invasive treatment and relief plan. Recovery can begin within 1-2 weeks. Chronic Neck pain is characterized by lasting three months or longer, can range from mild to severe, and can evolve from Acute Neck Pain if not treated timely and properly.

Some common causes of neck pain include:

  • Arthritis and other degenerative disorders
  • Traumatic injury
  • Pinched nerves
  • Stenosis

At PriMMed our team of doctors work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment program. We may recommend a combination of interventional methods, controlled medication, physical or occupational therapy and massage to alleviate neck pain.

Contact us today if you feel any of the above symptoms.

Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain

Back pain is the most common reason for patients to seek pain specialists. Like neck pain, Acute Back Pain is characterized by sudden onset and can range from mild to severe. Chronic Back pain is characterized by lasting three months or longer and can range from mild to severe. The list of causes to back pain include:

  • Soft tissue disorders
  • Skeletal disorders
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Traumatic injury

However, there can be severe underlying conditions which cause back pain that are best assessed by a doctor.

Back pain can be complicated to diagnose, but at PriMMed we take a detailed and customized approach for every patient. Our specialists seek to eliminate the need for traditional back surgery and often are able to reduce or eliminate patient reliance on opioid pain medication. We may recommend a combination of treatments such as minimally invasive procedures, controlled medication, physical or occupational therapy and alternative therapies alleviate back pain.

Contact us today if you are experiencing any type of back pain.

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. Sciatica, or Sciatic Nerve Disorder, is a condition of the low back, hips and buttocks which affects the sciatic nerve and refers pain down the legs. This pain can be caused by:

  • Disc herniation or bulging
  • Bone spurs
  • Nerve compression (caused by spinal stenosis or piriformis syndrome)

To effectively treat sciatic pain, the team at PriMMed focus on relieving pressure and inflammation through minimally invasive procedures and anti-inflammatory medications.

Contact us today if you think you might have sciatica.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis describes a narrowing of one or more of the openings in the spinal canal, which causes pressure and pain to the nerves in the spine. This condition is commonly caused by age-related wear, hereditary factors and overuse.
PriMMed’s premier facilities provide the best treatment programs for spinal stenosis. We prioritize minimally invasive procedures, anti-inflammatory medications, physical or occupational therapy and alternative therapies to reduce pain and provide relief due to spinal stenosis.

Contact us today if you think you might have spinal stenosis.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) are interchangeable terms which describe pain disorders which involve damaged nerve tissue. While the terms may be interchangeable, RSD is commonly diagnosed after an injury or stroke while CRPS involves unregulated inflammation of the central or peripheral nervous systems. These disorders are characterized by burning, tingling, pain and numbness down an arm or one side of the body.

These disorders are especially difficult to diagnose and treat, but PriMMed’s pain management specialists work as a team to provide solutions for our patients. Our newest facility uses the latest technology and advancements to deliver comprehensive and customized results for each patient.

Contact us today if you think you might have RSD or CRPS.

Cancer Pain

Pain and discomfort is a symptom of most cancers, more so than many people know. Cancer patients often suffer in silence during pre-diagnoses, or throughout and after treatment. The reasons aren’t always clear, but the pain is real. If left untreated, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis can delay treatments and results.

Cancer pain must be treated by experts. At PriMMed you will find only the top quality care and compassion from our pain management specialists. Using a patient-forward approach, we use our years of experience and the latest technology and equipment to manage symptoms and eliminate pain.

Contact us if you have been diagnosed with or have been treated for cancer and are experiencing pain.

Facial Pain

Facial pain is any discomfort or pain sensation felt in the cheek, jaw, or around the eyes, but is not always or immediately associated with headaches and migraines.

Facial pain can have many possible causes and a thorough examination is necessary. At PriMMed we prioritize patient safety and comfort, while delivering a comprehensive treatment plan to reduce facial pain.

Contact us today if you are experiencing facial pain.

Post-herpetic Neuralgia

Post-herpetic Neuralgia is a complication of the shingles virus, and is pain that lingers after the case of shingles has cleared. This condition affects nerve fibers and skin, and is felt as pain that is burning or tingling in nature.
While most treatment plans for post-herpetic neuralgia are restricted to medication, the pain specialists at PriMMed are trained in advanced pain management techniques, treating the inflamed nerves at the source.

Contact us today if you have pain associated with the shingles virus.

Spasticity Syndrome

Spasticity Syndrome is a neurological condition in which the signals being sent by the brain to the muscles of the body are damaged or disrupted. This results in stiffness, immobility, and loss of control to one’s muscles. This condition is often an associated symptom of:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Brain or spinal cord injury.

Whether a primary or secondary diagnosis, spasticity is serious. PriMMed is ready to work with their patients on understanding their diagnoses and pursuing non-surgical or surgical options.

Contact us today is you have an associated diagnoses and are experiencing spasticity.

Central Pain Syndromes

Central Pain Symptoms describe a myriad of symptoms and sensations that are a result of damage to the central nervous symptoms. This damage can be caused by primary a diagnosis such as:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Tumors
  • Stroke
  • Brain or spinal cord injury

The pain experienced can vary greatly in intensity and location, and is not often eliminated in the patient. However, at PriMMed our team of specialists and physicians provide careful examination to determine the exact cause and level of pain the patient is experiencing. Then a comprehensive care plan is developed with the patient which may include a combination of minimally invasive procedures, controlled medications, physical or occupational therapies and alternative therapies.

Contact us today if you have an associated diagnosis and are experiencing pain.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a pain disorder that generally affects the hands and feet and is often an associated diagnosis with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The pain presents as burning or tingling in nature and usual worsens with time.

There are many treatments for peripheral neuropathy, and PriMMed’s experienced pain specialists are ready to determine the most effective combination for their patients.

Contact us today if you have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and are experiencing peripheral neuropathy.

Spinal Compression Fractures

Spinal compression fractures describe fractured or broken vertebrae in the spine. These fractures are most commonly caused by osteoporosis, but tumors or traumatic injury can also be a factor. The result is that the spine becomes compressed, which can lead to pain, loss of height and potentially to permanent curvature of the spine.

Compression fractures are serious and must be examined by a specialist as soon as possible to prevent worsening of the condition. PriMMed seeks to help the patient understand their diagnosis and what their treatment options are. Our pain specialists may recommend a combination of non-invasive treatments, minimally invasive procedures, physical or occupational therapy and alternative therapies.

Contact us today if you have osteoporosis and/or spinal compression fractures.

Opioid Dependence

Opioid dependence is a rising concern in the medical communities of America. Opioids are narcotics, a Class A category of substances which are highly addictive. While some opioids can be taken safely as medication, and are frequently prescribed following invasive surgical procedures, an over reliance in the patient results in opioid dependency or addiction. This can happen inadvertently through over-prescribing and mismanagement of care on the part of the medical team.

PriMMed emphasises the efficacy of using multiple approaches to pain management. This personalized combination of treatments, procedures and therapies offer patients a full spectrum of care which will alleviate pain, reduce or eliminate opioid intake and prevent dependence and addiction..

Contact us today if you are experiencing pain.

If you or someone you know is experiencing opioid dependence call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/ for more information.

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