Back Pain Relief & More in Fort Myers, FL

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It seems like you’ve tried everything to relieve your back and neck pain—but you still don’t see an improvement. If this describes your situation, you might benefit from a focused treatment at our clinic.

Dr. Isaacson and his staff provide a variety of options to treat several different conditions. Dr. Isaacson can diagnose your condition and recommend the best back pain treatment option for you.

Treatments We Offer

The treatment most likely to work for you depends on the source of your pain. For example, if you have a pinched nerve, a cervical epidural injection can decrease your nerve swelling. If your facet joints are inflamed, a facet joint injection can reduce the inflammation. And if you have severe low back and leg pain, you might benefit from a lumbar epidural injection.

Dr. Isaacson can find the back pain treatment or neck pain relief option at either our Fort Myers, FL, or Cape Coral, FL, clinic that will best relieve your pain and help you return to your normal activities. Dr. Isaacson is a board-certified physician with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He and his staff provide a patient-focused approach to ensure you feel comfortable and cared for.

Learn more about our back and neck pain treatment options below. Then, call us at (239) 939-7375 to set an appointment at our Fort Myers, FL or Cape Coral, FL, clinic.


Cervical Epidural Injection

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.

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Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.

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Facet Joint Injections

The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.

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Intracapsular (Glenoid) Injection

During this procedure, a mixture of anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the space between the head of the humerus and the glenoid. This injection can be used to treat a variety of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. The physician may choose an injection site on the front, side, or rear of the shoulder.

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Lumbar Epidural Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.

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Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy

This minimally invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with local anesthetic.

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Lumbar Sympathetic Block

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.

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Medial Branch Block

This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex, and twist.

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RACZ Caudal Neurolysis

This injection, generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, relieves low back and leg pain most often caused by scarring from a prior back surgery. The procedure is performed with the patient lying face down with a cushion placed under the stomach.

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Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection

This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.

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SCS Implant (Trial Procedure)

Spinal cord stimulation (also called SCS) uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs. It is believed that electrical pulses prevent pain signals from being received by the brain. SCS candidates include people who suffer from neuropathic pain and for whom conservative treatments have failed.

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Stellate Ganglion Block

This injection can both diagnose and treat pain coming from the sympathetic nerves. It is a common treatment for shingles and complex regional pain syndromes affecting the head, face, neck, or arms. Usually a series of these injections is needed to treat the problem.

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Trigger Point Injections

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.

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Disclaimer

The topics presented here are for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice and information provided by your health care provider. Any decision you make regarding your health care options should be made after consulting a qualified physician.