Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Orange, CA

More than 10% of adults in the United States experience considerable pain at any given time, which places severe limitations on their ability to function normally. For those who suffer from chronic pain, the doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center can help. Dr. Andrew Germanovich and Dr. Eric Chang offer interventional pain management to patients in Orange, California, helping them lead active and healthy lives free from the confines of chronic pain. To explore your options in interventional pain management, call the office or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What constitutes chronic pain?

Chronic pain can strike almost anywhere in your body, and it’s considered chronic if you’ve been dealing with it for three months or more. Chronic pain often resists traditional treatments, making it a difficult problem to address, which is where interventional pain management can help.

What conditions are treated?

Thanks to your incredibly complex nervous system, pain can affect practically every area of your body. At Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, Drs. Chang and Germanovich address the following problems:

  • Atypical facial pain and headaches
  • Functional and degenerative back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Chronic pancreatic pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Compression fractures of your vertebrae
  • Complex regional pain syndrome I and II
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar arthritis
  • Diabetic and HIV/AIDS peripheral neuropathy
  • Disc herniation — cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
  • Hip, knee, and shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Lumbar disc herniation and radiculopathy
  • Meralgia paresthetica
  • Nerve impingement
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Postherniorrhaphy pain
  • Rib and chest wall pain
  • Short leg syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spasticity
  • Tension headaches

While this list may seem comprehensive, if you’re suffering from pain that isn’t included, call to see whether there’s a treatment option for your particular situation.

Which interventional pain management techniques are used?

After thoroughly reviewing your condition and your symptoms, Drs. Germanovich and Chang come up with a treatment plan that they think best addresses your unique issues, as well as your long-term goals. Pain is complex and very frustrating, often resisting traditional treatments and medications. In these cases, the doctors have a number of interventional pain management techniques that they use to help you find relief, including:

  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation
  • Nerve stimulators

In addition to these treatments, the doctors also turn to regenerative medicine to promote healing and regeneration from the inside out for long-lasting relief. Using platelet-rich plasma or stem cells from your own bone marrow or donor placental tissue, the doctors tap the human body’s natural resources to effectively address chronic pain.

Often, your doctor may combine therapies in order to provide you with the best results possible, but rest assured that they don’t stop until you find relief. As part of this approach, you may need to do your part through at-home physical therapy, which goes a long way toward relieving pain.

If you number among the many Americans that live with chronic and debilitating pain, call Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center for relief. Or you can use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.