OUR MISSION

The mission of Premier Pain Center is to provide our patients with both high-quality and compassionate care by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Dr. David Powell and his staff understand that dealing with chronic pain hurts. They will take the time to personalize your treatment and will follow-up with you to ensure your recovery is quick. By setting realistic and manageable goals, we have found our patients can successfully regain freedom from chronic pain and get back to doing the things they love the most.

WHAT KINDS OF PAIN DO WE TREAT?

DON’T LET CHRONIC PAIN KEEP YOU FROM ENJOYING LIFE.
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain
  • Diabetic Pain Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy Discongenic
  • Pain Facet
  • Neck Pain Syndrome

HOW DO WE RELIEVE PAIN?

TREATMENT PLANS TAILORED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.
  • Joint Injections (Including Si)
    Joint injections, or aspirations (taking fluid out of a joint), are usually performed with a cold spray or other local anesthesia. After the skin surface is thoroughly cleaned, the joint is entered with a needle attached to a syringe. At this point, either joint fluid can be obtained (aspirated) and used for appropriate laboratory testing, or medications can be injected into the joint space. This technique also applies to injections into a bursa or tendon sheath to treat bursitis and tendonitis.
  • Facet Joint Block
    A facet joint block is performed with an injection into the joint or injecting close to the nerves supplying the joint.
  • Brachial Plexus Blocks
    Brachial plexus blocks are regional anesthesia techniques that are sometimes employed as an alternative to general anesthesia for surgery of the shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand. These techniques involve the injection of local anesthetic agents in close proximity to the brachial plexus, temporarily blocking the sensation and ability to move the upper extremity.
  • Never Blocks
    A group of nerves (called a plexus or ganglion) that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with the injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The injection of this nerve-numbing substance is called a nerve block.
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
    What is a transforaminal epidural steroid injection? You will be asked to lie on a special x-ray table. You will be given light intravenous sedation and a local anesthetic in the area over the nerve root opening. Using live x-ray (fluoroscopy), a needle will be guided into the opening where the nerve root is being compressed. A dye solution that can be seen on the x-ray monitor is injected to determine the extent to which the nerve is being compressed. A local anesthetic is then injected around the nerve root to relieve pain. A steroid medication is also injected around the nerve root to act as an anti-inflammatory medication to decrease the inflammation and swelling of the nerve root.
  • Sympathetic Block
    A sympathetic block is used when you have small nerve fibers that transmit pain. This kind of block uses a local anesthetic to block the nerve signals at various levels in the body. These may include epidural sympathetic blocks, stellate ganglion blocks, interscalene blocks or blocks for the lower extremity.
  • Transforaminal Blocks
    This is administered to reduce the swelling and inflammation of the spinal nerve roots and the surrounding tissues through the injection of a long acting steroid into the opening at the side of the spine where the nerve roots exit. It can also be used to identify the spinal nerve root levels that are the source of a patient’s pain.

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