Pain Management procedures can be split into two major categories, Diagnostic and Therapeutic.
Sometimes diagnostic procedures are necessary to determine the cause of person's pain. For most patients suffering from chronic pain, the cause is not readily apparent. Commonly, patients have undergone extensive testing including CT scans, MRI scans, EMG studies, myelograms, with no firm diagnosis being made. This is both frustrating to the patient as well as a possible impediment to successful treatment. This is why Premier Pain Physicians use the diagnostic systematic approach approved by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), as well as the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS). By doing so, it helps to prevent missing the sources of pain which could lead to successful treatment in a shorter period of time.
Depending on the problem, it may take more than a single visit to diagnose and treat the pain. Our goal is to accomplish this in the least invasive way and as quickly as possible.
Our practice is based on the latest Evidenced based Medicine guidelines from the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. This insures the highest standards of medical practice and the most up to date treatments available.