Conditions That Cause Pain

Find the Cause and Start Treatment NOW

Roland Reinhart, M.D. and his team of professionals are trained, certified, and experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions that lead to chronic pain. Some of these causes are symptoms of disease, some are caused by injury, and others may be the result of a congenital health issue or degenerative condition. Whatever the cause, we’ll use the latest medical knowledge and our state-of-the-art facility to provide relief from your pain, and then work to pinpoint the source and minimize or even eradicate its destructive effects on your life.

Common Causes Of Pain

Spinal conditions account for a vast number of chronic pain cases in the patients we see. There are many spine-related causes for chronic pain.

  • Herniated (bulging) disks
  • Injuries or degenerative conditions
  • Bone spurs
  • Injury, disease, or simple aging, can cause the disks that are meant to cushion the vertebrae to break down

Joint pain is another major issue among our patients. Again, it’s a complicated set of issues, with causes ranging from injury to disease, and less common factors as well.

  • Worn cartilage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Old, forgotten injuries can make a comeback as arthritis develops, causing a new set of problems

Diseases can cause a huge assortment of pain issues for patients. Sometimes the effects are obviously caused by the disease, as is often the case with shingles, but in other cases, the symptoms may not point directly to the source and cause widespread pain.

  • Shingles
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

Pain Leads To More Pain. Find The Cause And Start Treatment NOW

In many cases, whatever caused the pain in the first place is only the beginning of the problem. Because pain affects your sleep and your ability to move around normally, it can snowball into a much larger set of problems, which all contribute to even more pain.

If you’re not sleeping well due to pain, your body is not getting the time it needs to heal and your immune system is not doing its best work. If you are in too much pain to get up and move around, you’re at increased risk for blood clots and pneumonia. If you’re adapting your movement to work around pain, you may be placing other joints and muscles under undue stress, which can lead to additional pain and could create new injuries.

Below are some of the common pain conditions and related treatments Dr. Reinhart can help you manage. Call for a consultation appointment and see how we can help you live a more pain-free life.

Arthritis Pain:

Arthritis affects millions of people everyday. Some of the treatment options that help to control the pain of arthritis include:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections (can be given for arthritis in the back)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Rhyzotomy
  • Medication Management

Cancer Pain:

Being able to control cancer pain is a vital part of the treatment process.
Prescription medications may help reduce the level of pain. Treatment Options Include:

  • Celiac Plexus Block (used for certain types of cancer)
  • Medication Management

Compression Fracture Pain:

Pain caused by compression fractures to the spine are treated with:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection (preformed at location of fracture)
  • Intercostal Nerve Root Block
  • Doctor referral for Vertebroplasty
  • Medication Management

Fibromyalgia:

Although the specific causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, several treatment options are available to help manage the pain. Treatment options include:

  • Narcotic Medications
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator

Headaches:

Headaches are one of the most common physical ailments.
Treatment options for recurrent headaches depend upon the location of the headache. Several treatment options include:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Cryoneurolysis of the Occipital Nerves
  • Medication Management

Herniated Discs:

Ruptured discs can cause intense back pain. A ruptured disc that presses on a nerve root in the lumbar region could cause shooting pains in one or both lower extremities. Treatment options may include one or more of the following:

  • Discograms (diagnostic procedure)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • IDET procedure
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Medication Management

Joint Pain:

Joint pain can be caused by several ailments.
Treatment options are as follows:

  • Joint Injections (using long acting steroids)
  • Medication Management

Low Back Pain

Lumbar problems may present as pain in the tailbone, low back pain and/or leg pain. Pain that travels down the back of the leg is commonly referred to as sciatica. Some common treatment options for low back pain include:

  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Cryoneurolysis
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Medication Management

Low Back Pain (Without Leg Pain):

Lumbar problems may present as pain in the tailbone, low back pain and/or leg pain. Some common treatment options include:

  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Injections
  • Rhyzotomy
  • Medication Management
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Intraspinal Pump

Musculoskeletal Pain:

The location of the musculoskeletal pain determines the type of injection performed. This pain can also be managed with medications.

  • Various types of injections can be preformed depending upon the type of pain.
  • Medication Management

Neck Pain:

Cervical problems present as numbness and/or tingeling in the fingers, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain or a combination of these.  Treatment for these symptoms may include:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Cervical Facet Injection
  • Rhyzotomy
  • Rhyzotomy
  • Facet Injections
  • Rhizotomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Intraspinal Medication Pump

Neuropathy/Neuralgia:

Nerve pain can be caused by several ailments.
Treatment options are as follows:

  • Medication Management
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator

Pelvic Pain:

Pelvic pain can be caused by several ailments.
Treatment options are as follows:

  • Caudal Epidural Injection
  • Illioinguinal Nerve Block
  • Medication Management

Pinched Nerves:

A pinched nerve is often confirmed with MRI findings.
Treatment options may include:

  • Nerve Root Block
  • Cryoneurolysis of the affected nerve
  • Medication Management

RSD:

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a painful disease that usually affects the extremities.
The pain can be controlled with the following treatments:

  • Stellate Ganglion Nerve Root Block
  • Bier Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Root Block
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Medication Management

Sacroiliitis:

Sacroiliitis occurs when there is inflammation in the sacroiliac joint.
Treatment options include:

  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Shingles Pain:

Herpes zoster also known as shingles is a painful infection of the nerve structure caused by the virus chicken pox. It usually appears on the trunk of the body and symptoms generally last from 4-16 weeks. Treatment options consist of:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medication Management

Spinal Stenosis:

Spinal stenosis occurs from a narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing of the canal is generally brought on by degenerative or traumatic changes within the spine. The diagnosis is confirmed through MRI findings. Treatment options generally consist of the following:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Facet Injection
  • Medication Management

Sports Injuries:

Various treatment options are available.
Trauma Pain (from injury/accident):
Various treatment options are available.
Neuropathy/Neuralgia:
Nerve pain can be caused by several ailments.
Treatment options are as follows:

  • Medication Management
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator

Pelvic Pain:

Pelvic pain can be caused by several ailments.
Treatment options are as follows:

  • Caudal Epidural Injection
  • Illioinguinal Nerve Block
  • Medication Management

Pinched Nerves:

A pinched nerve is often confirmed with MRI findings.
Treatment options may include:

  • Nerve Root Block
  • Cryoneurolysis of the affected nerve
  • Medication Management

RSD:

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a painful disease that usually affects the extremities.
The pain can be controlled with the following treatments:

  • Stellate Ganglion Nerve Root Block
  • Bier Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Root Block
  • Intraspinal Pump
  • Medication Management

Sacroiliitis:

Sacroiliitis occurs when there is inflammation in the sacroiliac joint.
Treatment options include:

  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Shingles Pain:

Herpes zoster also known as shingles is a painful infection of the nerve structure caused by the virus chicken pox. It usually appears on the trunk of the body and symptoms generally last from 4-16 weeks. Treatment options consist of:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medication Management

Spinal Stenosis:

Spinal stenosis occurs from a narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing of the canal is generally brought on by degenerative or traumatic changes within the spine. The diagnosis is confirmed through MRI findings. Treatment options generally consist of the following:

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Facet Injection
  • Medication Management

Sports Injuries:

Various treatment options are available.

  • Trauma Pain (from injury/accident)
  • Various treatment options are available.