Each patient is given an extensive initial evaluation that includes a personal interview and physical examination as well as a thorough review of all prior medical records, lbs, and imaging studies. A treatment plan is inpidualized for each patient. Recommendations may include physical therapy as well as adjunctive therapies (acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, etc...), psychotherapy, and interventional pain procedures and conservative consideration of medications. *Our comprehensive medication management program may include the use of many non-opiate medications. Opiate therapy is considered on a case-by-case basis and is not the preferred method of treatment.
Interventional Pain Management represents an exciting frontier for managing pain in a way that may eliminate or reduce the reliance on medication for the treatment of your pain and restoring the quality of your life. New treatments represent a more immediate and lasting form of relief to patients than drugs, physical therapy, or chiropractic manipulation alone. These treatments often offer an alternative to costly and debilitating surgeries in the right person. We offer a full range of advanced procedures available in Interventional Pain Management from therapeutic injection therapy to spinal cord stimulator implantation. This expertise allows us to select from the various alternatives that ensure the patients receive the appropriate therapy. Our successful treatment outcomes come from our extensive experience determining the exact location and therapy necessary to obtain relief.
Dr. Gutierrez is expertly trained to perform a myriad of advanced procedures once a precise diagnosis of the underlying cause of pain has been identified. Here is a list of just some of the procedures we perform...
- In office steroid injections, trigger point injections, etc... (Ultrasound needle guidance)
- Botox for Migraines
- Epidural Injections
- Facet Blocks
- Intercostal Nerve Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Sacro-illiac and Other Joint Injections
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
- Calmare Pain Therapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections