Chronic pain and similar conditions that are hard to determine can be underlooked or dismissed. As a result many patients are left to suffer for long stretches of time before finding appropriate treatment. Maybe they will find a physician who will take them seriously. If not, they might continue bearing the pain indefinitely. This is a problem that Dr. I. Michael Minehart is dedicated to combating. He strives to help such patients find the treatment they deserve and give them reprieve from their pain as soon as possible. At the Advanced Pain Institute, Dr. Minehart and his team utilize cutting edge technology and methods to ensure patients get the best outcomes.
Return to Normal Life with Chronic Pain Treatment
Many patients who silently suffered from chronic pain report that, prior to treatment had been steadily having difficulty performing many normal activities as the years go by and the pain worsens. These can include work-related tasks, especially if their jobs entail physical labor. But even activities at home like cleaning, picking things up, or doing hobbies can be impaired by chronic pain that’s left untreated.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. Dr. Minehart has helped countless patients regain the ability to do their routines. He does this by taking their conditions seriously, listening to them, and taking the time and effort to pinpoint the causes of their discomfort and suffering. Patients know their bodies best so it is crucial to hear what they have to say.
Dr. Minehart will make use of an array of diagnostic tools like MRIs and CAT-scans. Then he will work with patients to formulate an individualized treatment plan which can use various procedures, from injections of pain relievers, regenerative medicine like PRP, to surgery and spinal cord stimulator implants.
After proper treatment, their lives have been significantly improved and activities that were previously too uncomfortable or excruciating to perform are now once again part of their everyday routine. This is the difference Dr. Minehart and the Advanced Pain Institute can make in people’s lives.
Spinal Cord Stimulators Relieve Back Pain
For lower back pain that does not respond to other types of treatment, Advanced Pain Institute offers spinal cord stimulator implants to target the source and bring patients considerable relief.
When non-surgical pain treatment options do not succeed in bringing sufficient relief, spinal cord stimulator implants can be an option. This is an implant that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord to alleviate pain. The device itself is made up of thin wires and a small, pacemaker-like battery pack or generator. Its electrodes are placed between the spinal cord and vertebrae. The generator is placed under the skin, typically near the buttocks or abdomen.
With a remote control, patients can send the electrical impulses whenever they feel pain. The device will activate and then bring significant relief. Patients’ quality of life will be improved, allowing them to sleep properly and even have less need for pain medications. This is often used in conjunction with other pain management treatments for improved outcomes.
Advanced Pain Institute and Dr. Minehart’s interventions make a big difference in the lives of our patients. Free yourself from chronic pain, don’t suffer in silence! Reach out to Advanced Pain Institute at Arcadia and Encino, California for pain management and treatment that is patient-focused!