How Do We Treat Your Pain?

At Prime Pain Specialists, we offer interdisciplinary chronic pain management services utilizing pharmacological approaches and interventional pain procedures.

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(484) 869-2817

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301 S. Seventh Ave. Suite 315
West Reading, PA 19611

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contact@primepainspecialists.com

Pain Conditions Treated

At Prime Pain Specialists, LLC, our purpose is for first educate individuals about the cause of their chronic pain, then provide specialized, compassionate care to heal and comfort them.

Mid and Lower Back Pain
Mid and lower back pain are caused by various conditions including spinal stenosis, “pinched” nerves causing radiculopathy (“sciatica”) and degenerative spinal joint disease. The pain may originate from different parts of the back including the discs, joints, or nerves. Pain may involve the lower back and radiate into one or both legs.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Neck Pain
Pain in the neck may cause neck stiffness with inability to freely move the neck. The pain may radiate into one or both shoulders and extends down to the wrists or fingers and may also radiate into the head causing headache. Neck pain may originate from muscles, pinched nerves, discs, degenerative joints, or trauma.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Joint Pain
Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Pain commonly affects joints such as the knee, shoulder and sacroiliac joints.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Patients with CRPS typically have severe pain, swelling, discoloration, abnormal sweating, weakness and loss of hair in a limb or multiple limbs. The pain could be so severe that even very lightly touching or blowing over the area causes intense pain. It is a chronic pain condition which may follow after surgery, fracture, stroke, or other conditions that may affect a limb. CRPS occurs as a result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Pain from Spinal Surgery
Occurs after surgical intervention that is performed to treat various conditions that affect the back. Various factors have been identified that contribute toward a patient’s spinal pain after surgery, including recurrent disc herniation, a very common cause of spinal pain after surgery. Following back surgery, patients may have a condition known as “post-laminectomy syndrome” where there is pain in the back which may radiate into the lower limbs.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Headaches
Include the symptom of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Headaches occur as migraines (sharp, or throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. Headaches originating in the neck is known as “cervicogenic headache”.

Treatment Options: At Prime Pain Specialists, we understand that the most effective treatment depends on the correct diagnosis of the cause of pain. Unlike many Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, Dr. O posses additional specialities as a board certified Internist and Neurologist. This unique combination and set of skills allows Dr. O to provide the most comprehensive diagnosis in determining the origins of pain and the best solutions for pain relief. His education and experience offer a unique and wholistic perspective to healing. Treatment is always tailored to the direct cause of pain and customized to each patient’s specific needs.

Treatments Performed at Prime Pain Specialists

At Prime Pain Specialists, the most current medical advancement and state of the art equipment are employed in the safe treatment of pain. Every initial evaluation and treatment is performed by highly trained specialist physicians as an out-patient procedure, most taking place in our office. Procedures begin with our compassionate staff ensuring that our patients are totally relaxed and comfortable, usually taking less than 30 minutes with no after effects. Patients go home immediately after the procedures and resume their normal daily activities.

Epidural Injections (EI)

These are injections that are safely delivered into the epidural space of the spine. They relieve pain by reducing inflammation. These injections can be done in the neck, mid, and lower back depending on the source of pain. EI’s are an impressive treatment option for pain and have been shown to be a relatively safe and minimally-invasive procedure for decades and have few side effects and complications. Patients who receive this procedure often find pain relief in just a few days after the procedure. (Please refer to the FAQs).

Spinal Facet Injections

Each bone of the neck or back (“vertebra”) is connected to its neighbor above and below by facet joints. Each facet joint is supplied by 2 medial branch nerves. Pain arising from these joints is a major cause of back or neck pain. Facet joint injections can be done to control pain coming from a facet joint for an extended period of time.

Diagnostic Medial Branch Block

Medial branch nerves are small sensory nerves that supply a facet joint and send pain signals to the brain. At appropriate levels in the neck or back, the pain from medial branch nerves can be blocked through injections. Typically, several levels of the spine are injected in one procedure.

Radiofrequency Ablation/Lesioning (RFA)

We perform radiofrequency lesioning procedure to treat neck and back pain by disrupting the small sensory nerves or medial branch nerves that supply the small joints of the neck or back. Each small joint of the back or neck is supplied by two medial branch nerve and these 2 nerves may be disrupted to treat pain at each joint.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Block

The SI joints connect the spine to the pelvis and are an important source of pain treated with an SI joint injection. A confirmation of appropriate needle placement is determined after which an injection of the SI joint is performed.

Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Therapy

This is a safe, outpatient procedure which involves the use of an advanced medical device to alter the activity of the nervous system and reduce pain by stimulation of the dorsal column (“the back”) of the spinal cord. Spinal cord stimulator therapy is used to treat chronic pain following spine surgery, pain from diabetes nerve damage, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Trigger Point Injections (TPI)

TPI is an outpatient procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle. Injection is performed to the identified painful areas, bringing about relief. Several sites may be injected in one visit.

Other Treatment Procedures

Other procedures that are done in the outpatient setting include greater trochanteric bursa injection, occipital nerve block, shoulder injection and knee injection.

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Call Our Office

(484) 869-2817

Email Us

contact@primepainspecialists.com

Visit Our Office

301 S. Seventh Ave.
Suite 315
West Reading, PA 19611


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