Brand Surgical Institute provides a comprehensive suite of non-surgical pain management solutions, including injections, nerve blocks, and PRP therapy. Our pain management specialists use cutting-edge techniques, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, to diagnose the root cause of chronic pain. Instead of simply alleviating the symptoms, we focus on charting a long-term, sustainable path towards a pain-free life.
Pain management in Glendale, CA
Cervical injections are anti-inflammatory medications delivered into the epidural space surrounding the inflamed or compressed nerve roots in the cervical region. When the nerve roots in the cervical region are compressed or irritated, you experience chronic neck pain with radiating symptoms in the arms and hands. Cervical injections alleviate nerve inflammation and provide immediate relief from pain.
Epidural injections are a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (corticosteroids) and local anesthetics delivered into the epidural space around the spinal cord. When the nerve roots are inflamed, pinched, or compressed because of spinal injuries, bone spurs, or disc herniation, you experience chronic pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and other symptoms. Epidural injections alleviate nerve inflammation and reduce pain.
Facet Joint Injections
Facet joint injections involve delivering anti-inflammatory medications, such as corticosteroids, into the facet joints, i.e., the connective tissues between the vertebrae. Osteoarthritis, spinal injuries, and age-related wear and tear can damage the facet joints, leading to inflammation and chronic pain. Facet joint injections deliver anesthetics and steroids to alleviate inflammation and reduce chronic pain.
Joint injections involve delivering local anesthetics and corticosteroids into injured or swollen joints. The joints facilitate all of your movements, and the condition of the joints determines your mobility and flexibility. When the joints are inflamed because of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory conditions, you experience chronic pain symptoms. Joint injections deliver steroids into the swollen joints to reduce inflammation.
Cervical injections are corticosteroids and local anesthetics delivered into the epidural space surrounding the inflamed or compressed nerve roots in the lumbar region. When the nerve roots in the lumbar region are compressed or irritated, you experience chronic back pain with radiating symptoms in the buttocks, lower back, and legs. Lumbar injections reduce nerve inflammation and pain.
Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
The medial nerves are the nerve roots that travel through the facet joints between the vertebrae. When your facet joints are damaged or injured, the surrounding medial nerves may also get compressed, pinched, or irritated, leading to inflammation and the symptoms of nerve radiculopathy. Medial branch nerve blocks involve injecting corticosteroids around the medial nerves to alleviate inflammation.
Occipital Nerve Blocks
The occipital nerves start from the base of the skull and go all around the scalp. When the occipital nerves are pinched, compressed, or inflamed, you experience severe headaches that go all around the sides of your head, across your forehead, and down your eyes. Occipital nerve blocks involve injecting corticosteroids around the nerves to alleviate inflammation and prevent headaches.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a component of the human blood with a high concentration of growth factors, the components responsible for most of the body’s healing properties, such as cellular regeneration and blood clot formation. The medical provider draws a small sample of your blood, isolates the PRP serum, and injects it into the damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to facilitate natural healing.
Radiofrequency ablation is a long-term treatment for chronic pain caused by compressed nerve roots. When the nerve roots are inflamed or compressed, you experience radiating pain at various parts of your body, numbness, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness. Radiofrequency ablation generates an electrical current to burn the inflamed nerves and alleviate chronic pain — this procedure offers long-term relief.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are the dense knots of tightened muscles that can’t relax, leading to extreme pain and discomfort. Trigger point injections are made of local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications (steroids or corticosteroids). When injected into the targeted trigger points, steroids relax the tightened muscle knots and reduce inflammation, helping you overcome myofascial pain symptoms.
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Brand Surgical Institute is the leading woman-owned ambulatory surgery center specializing in minimally invasive pain treatments in Glendale. Our team is led by board-certified pain management specialists and spine surgeons who collaboratively curate personalized treatment plans to address the root cause of chronic pain — not just the symptoms. Please schedule an appointment to explore your pain management solutions in Glendale.