Our Treaments & Procedures
Washington Metro Pain Associates, treats all major pain conditions, from back pain to arthritis, and tendinitis. We properly diagnose the cause of the pain and tailor a unique care plans for each patient using the latest technologies and procedures. Our physicians and staff are able to provide solutions for our patients' pain without having to resort to surgery.
Washington Metro Pain Associates offers effective treatment options for these and other pain associated conditions:
The physicians of Washington Metro Pain Associates treat pain associated with the following conditions in addition to the conditions listed above.
Anatomy of the Spine
The spinal column is the body's main support structure. Its thirty-three bones, called vertebrae, are divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal.
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
Facet Joint Injections
The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient's pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis of the hip joint. The technique allows the physician to inject numbing and anti-inflammatory medications with maximum accuracy.
Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.
Orthotics for Knee Pain
Knee pain, which can be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions, is a common problem that can seriously impact a person's quality of life. The use of orthotic devices is an effective, proven corrective method that can help a person get back to an active lifestyle.
The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
This condition is a painful compression of a nerve in the wrist that can interfere with a person's ability to use the wrist and the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that can worsen without proper care.
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.
A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs.
HYALGAN® Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic Guided)
During this non-operative, outpatient procedure, the physician injects a pain relief medication called HYALGAN@ into the knee joint. The HYALGAN will help the knee move smoothly, reducing or relieving the pain of osteoarthritis.
This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
This technique is designed to relieve pressure on joints and nerve roots of the spinal column. Spinal decompression may be used to care for a wide range of back problems, improving function and optimizing health.
Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
This condition is a lasting pain on the outer side of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprain or fracture of the ankle.
Facet Joint Syndrome
This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist.
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
The fascia is a tissue structure that lies just beneath the skin and covers and connects the muscles and other organs of the body. This therapeutic procedure is used to treat the pain, tension, and limited range of motion that results from contracted or bound fascia.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
This procedure is performed to relieve leg pain caused by complex regional pain syndromes, which may develop after an injury to a joint or limb. Usually a series of injections are needed to treat the problem.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus and hold it in the shoulder socket. When rotator cuff tendons become damaged, the shoulder can become stiff, sore or lose mobility. Injuries are often caused by direct damage, such as a traumatic fall or repetitive overhead motions. It can also develop because of indirect causes such as impingement or shoulder imbalance.
Whiplash (CAD Syndrome)
Whiplash, also called cervical acceleration/ deceleration (or CAD) syndrome, is a neck injury commonly caused by car accidents, falls, and contact sports. It results from a quick, jerking motion that forces the neck beyond its normal range of motion.