Pain Conditions in Gainesville, FL
Many different conditions can cause pain and other symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Interventional Medical Associates has extensive experience in treating a vast number of these pain conditions. We offer our expertise and our effective pain management treatments to men and women living in Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and the nearby areas of Florida.
Arthritic pain arises from the inflammation of the joints. There are many components that influence your risk of developing arthritis, including family history, previous injuries, and overall health. As we age, our risk of developing arthritis increases, making it more common in older patients. Arthritic pain can limit your range of motion and also include swelling and stiffness. For arthritic pain, we offer joint pain treatment.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain most often afflicting the arms and legs. Although its cause is unclear, this condition typically develops after injury, surgery, heart attack or stroke. Pain, swelling and hypersensitivity are among the most commonly observed symptoms. We find patients can achieve the best results from treatment started as soon as symptoms develop. For CRPS, we recommend arm pain treatment and leg pain treatment.
Fibromyalgia can bring about a number of undesirable symptoms, but is most often described as aching pain that affects the muscles and bones. Although its cause is unknown and it cannot be completely cured, we have had great success in managing pain caused by fibromyalgia using muscle pain treatment, and in some cases, joint pain treatment. Fibromyalgia typically causes widespread pain, meaning multiple treatment techniques may be combined to achieve full pain relief.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy most often causes symptoms of pain, but can also include swelling, sweating and tenderness. Although the cause is unknown, a number of injuries and diseases can trigger RSD. This chronic condition most often affects the arms and legs, which is why we recommend arm pain management and leg pain management. In some cases, we will use nerve pain treatment techniques to treat RSD symptoms.
Shingles is a condition that develops in people who have had chickenpox at some point in the past. Although it is unclear what causes the virus to reactivate, anyone who has had chickenpox has the chance of developing shingles. The condition is characterized by a painful rash, and in some cases, the pain can persist even after the rash has faded. For shingles, we typically prescribe patients non-opiate pain medications. In severe cases, we can pursue other means of treatment if necessary.
Sports are an excellent way to stay healthy, although they can also be a source of painful injuries. Sports requiring repetitive movements can cause conditions such as tennis elbow, which we treat using joint pain treatment. Injuries to the muscles may necessitate muscle pain treatment. In many cases, stem cell therapy is an effective treatment for sports injuries. This technique may be performed on its own or combined with other treatments to maximize results.
Sciatica pain is felt along the back of the legs, characterized by the tingling or numbness felt in the sciatic nerve. This pain originates in the lower back and can spread down the legs, even affecting the feet in some cases. We typically use nerve pain treatment to treat sciatica pain, although different treatment techniques may also be included to address the unique needs of the patient.
If you are looking for pain relief regarding any of the conditions above, contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Interventional Medical Associates, we specialize in many pain management treatments to help patients regain control of their lives. We welcome patients from Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and other nearby areas of north and central Florida.