Pain Treatment Options

North of Atlanta Pain Clinic takes advantage of state of the art minimally invasive techniques to decrease pain.
Dr. Yoo has received extensive post-graduate and fellowship training in multiple specialties and he is board certified in 6 specialties including pain management using fluoroscopically guided spine interventions. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for out patients.
At North of Atlanta Pain Clinic, we offer a full scope of pain management for chronic and acute pain, including, but not limited to,:

Physicians review the type and frequency of medications to prevent over medication, but ensure pain relief.

Physicians work with physical therapists to create a rehabilitation program when necessary. Many times physical and occupational therapy can help provide pain relief.

This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.

This procedure is performed to relieve leg pain caused by complex regional pain syndromes, which may develop after an injury to a joint or limb. Usually a series of injections are needed to treat the problem.

A facet joint injection is a relatively simple, straightforward procedure, and is usually performed in an office based procedure suite or in an ambulatory surgical center.

As with many spinal injections, facet joint injections are best performed using fluoroscopy (live X-ray) for guidance to properly target and place the needle (and to help avoid nerve injury or other injury).

What is radiofrequency lesioning?
Spine pain is the second most frequent pain complaint. Spine pain occurs in 65-80 percent of the population and can be disabling and frightening. Radiofrequency lesioning of nerves is a safe procedure that may be used to reduce chronic pain by preventing transmission of pain signals. The radiofrequency lesioning current heats up a small section of nerve tissue to cause a long-lasting interruption in pain signals and reduce pain in that area. The radiofrequency lesioning procedure is sometimes called radiofrequency ablation. It is a non-surgical option for long lasting pain relief.

Pain in the elbow, hand and wrist can severely impact one’s quality of life since we use these body parts for almost all of our daily activities.

During this non-operative, outpatient procedure, the physician injects a pain relief medication called HYALGAN® into the knee joint. The HYALGAN will help the knee move smoothly, reducing or relieving the pain of osteoarthritis.

What are spinal cord stimulators?
Spinal cord stimulators have changed the lives of patients who suffer from persistent pain in their trunk and limbs. The spinal cord stimulator treatment option helps relieve intense pain, allowing patients to enjoy life once again.

A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted electronic device used to help treat chronic pain. It consists of an electric lead (or wire) placed beside the spinal cord. The wire is connected to a generator that produces a computer-controlled electrical signal. These low voltage electrical signals prevent messages of pain from reaching the brain.

This procedure is performed to relieve leg pain caused by complex regional pain syndromes, which may develop after an injury to a joint or limb. Usually a series of injections are needed to treat the problem.

This procedure is performed to diagnose and reduce abdominal pain caused by conditions such as cancer or pancreatitis. An injection is used to block the nerves serving the abdomen. An intravenous (IV) line may be used to administer medication to relax the patient.

Discography (also called a discogram) is a diagnostic procedure used to determine if one or more discs are the cause of back pain. The procedure involves pressurizing discs by injecting them with a sterile liquid to induce pain in the affected discs. This video provides complete information and diagrams on discography.

The goals of a kyphoplasty surgical procedure are designed to stop the pain caused by a spinal fracture, to stabilize the bone, and to restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the compression fracture.

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