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Not all pain conditions mean a lifetime of pain medications. Join us on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm EST, for a presentation and discussion on alternative treatments for leg and back pain with Dr. Sarria. Hosted by Boston Scientific, a worldwide leader...
Chronic pain is no fun, not only for the sufferer, but for their family members, loved ones, and caregivers. That’s because someone who has chronic pain has a different viewpoint on everything they experience. Their every waking moment, movement, and thought is...
Interventional pain medicine is a relatively young branch of medicine that specifically focuses on how to stop, reduce, or eliminate physical pain. Whether the pain is the result of a traumatic accident, or a failed past surgery, or even an invisible cause, the...
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why Americans access the healthcare system - and whether or not they need spine surgery is a question we often hear in our area of medicine. While there are many instances where surgery may be the best option for a patient,...
Born with a passion to help others, Dr. José Sarria founded the Aspire Pain Relief Institute in Tampa, an innovative pain management practice focused on helping patients overcome chronic pain, and get back to a rich, fulfilled, active life. While many people reading...
The knee is an extraordinary part of our bodies that give us a large range of motion so we can walk, run, exercise, and engage in a number of activities that are both practical and enjoyable! Because of the demand and stress we put on our knees throughout our entire...
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This chronic condition is caused by a misfiring of the trigeminal nerve. An attack causes brief episodes of extreme, shooting pain.
Spine Surgical Care and Management
This is a procedure to treat a herniated disc. That’s a bulging disc in your spine. Getting rid of the bulge can relieve pressure on your nerves. It can relieve pain in your lower back and your legs.
Arm and Elbow Care and Pain Management
During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your neck. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.
This injection treats the pain of an inflamed nerve in your cervical spine. It relieves nerve swelling. If you have a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or some other problem that’s pressing on a nerve, it may help you.
Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain.
SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.
General Body Care and Pain Management
This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections is needed to treat a problem.
A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of injections.
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.
Head, Neck and Spine Care and Pain Management
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication through an opening in the sacrum. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
This procedure temporarily disrupts the nerves of the celiac plexus. These nerves branch away from your spine. They connect to the organs in your abdomen. Pain signals caused by conditions such as pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer travel through these nerves on the way to your brain. A celiac plexus block can relieve your pain.
The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain. It uses small amounts of medicine applied directly to the intrathecal space (the area surrounding the spinal cord) to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain. Pump candidates include people for whom conservative treatments have failed and surgery is not likely to help.
This minimally-invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
This is an injection of numbing medicine. It bathes the medial branch nerves, which attach to the facet joints of your spine. These nerves hurt when facet joints are injured or diseased. The injection helps find the source of your pain. And it may relieve your pain for a brief time.
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
Hip, Leg and Knee Care and Pain Management
If you have pain in your hip, your doctor may inject medicine into your hip joint. It can help your doctor find where your pain is coming from. It can also make your hip feel better.
During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.
This non-operative, outpatient procedure is designed to provide relief for patients with hip and lower abdominal pain. The technique allows the physician to inject an inflammation-reducing steroid around the ilioinguinal nerve with maximum accuracy.
This is an injection of medicine into the knee joint. It lubricates your knee so the bones can glide smoothly. It can help lessen the pain of arthritis.
Shoulder Care and Pain Management
This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.