Pain Management

Spinal Diagnostics

Pain Medicine located in Tualatin, OR, Portland, OR & Newberg, OR

When you suffer from severe or chronic pain, it can be hard to complete your daily work tasks, chores at home, or participate in your favorite activities. With pain management from the team at Spinal Diagnostics in Tualatin, Portland, and Newberg, Oregon, you can find relief and get back to normal. The team offers personalized solutions so you can get the level of care you need to relieve your pain and keep the pain away long-term. Find out more by booking an appointment online or calling the office today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a branch of medicine that utilizes techniques and procedures based in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery to relieve severe and chronic pain conditions. At Spinal Diagnostics, the team has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of pain conditions, including those that are common and rare.

The first step to pain management is identifying the correct diagnosis of your condition. Spinal Diagnostics offers in-office testing and provides referrals to imaging centers and diagnostic facilities when needed to get the most up-to-date imaging, like X-rays and MRIs, blood work, and nerve studies to determine your exact diagnosis.

The team then works with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your needs. Their plans incorporate conservative therapies, including physical therapy and rehab, along with interventional pain medicine to help you get out of pain.

What types of pain management are available?

In addition to conservative options like physical therapy and at-home care recommendations, the team offers:

Facet joint injections

Facet joints are situated on both sides of each vertebra in your spine and can be the source of bone- and joint-related pain or nerve pain if the facet joint is compressing or irritating the nerve in the area.

Epidural steroid injections

Steroid medications are injected into the epidural space around your spine to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation that causes lower back pain, sciatica, and nerve pain into your buttocks, legs, and feet.

Sacroiliac joint injections

Sacroiliac joint injections are placed at the precise site of pain where your spine and pelvis meet to relieve sacroiliac joint pain, often caused by arthritis.

Radiofrequency neuroablation

This minimally invasive procedure uses heat from radio waves to carefully reduce nerve irritation to specific nerves that cause pain.

Selective nerve root blocks

Medications can be injected into specific nerves to reduce nerve pain in your neck, back, arms, and legs.

Surgical pain management options are available as needed. The team discusses all of these options with you to determine which is most appropriate for your unique case.

Am I a candidate for pain management?

To determine if you’re a candidate for pain management treatments, the team completes a thorough evaluation and physical exam, including X-rays and an MRI, if needed, to determine your diagnosis and options. The team often recommends conservative measures before progressing to minimally invasive procedures or surgery.

Discuss pain management with the Spinal Diagnostics team by calling or requesting an appointment online now.