WHAT TYPE OF PAIN ARE YOU EXPERIENCING?
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 TREATMENT FOR OCCIPITAL NEURALGIA

headOur physicians are highly trained in treating headaches that are caused by occipital neuralgia or cervical pain. Occipital neuralgia is a condition in which the occipital nerves become inflamed and generate sharp, jabbing pain at the base of the skull or in the back of your head.

CERVICAL PAIN

Headaches can also be caused by cervical pain due to injury, herniated disc or muscle strain. Our doctors will work with you to find the cause of your headache and treat your pain. They have the skills to provide real solutions for even the worst headaches.

NECK PAIN TREATMENT

nsNeck pain can occur from the top of your shoulders to the bottom of your head. Neck pain symptoms may be mild to severe and may limit your range of motion.

There are a number of pain management treatment options that help reduce neck pain available at our practice.

Whether your chronic neck and shoulder pain is the result of an injury, pinched nerves, arthritis, or an underlying spinal condition, our physicians will develop a treatment plan designed to increase the quality of your life.

BACK PAIN TREATMENT

backBack pain symptoms may include feelings of muscle ache, stabbing or shooting pain, stiff or limited flexibility in the back or lower back, inability to stand with proper posture and radiating pain down one or both legs.

Over 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. With so many of us struggling with back pain, it is no surprise that this debilitating condition is the #2 cause for people to miss work. Fortunately, the physicians at Commonwealth Spine and Pain Specialists  successfully treat hundreds of patients suffering from back pain using minimally invasive techniques.

RADIATING ARM PAIN TREATMENT

armIf you are experiencing pain radiating down your arm, the source of your arm pain may be from another area altogether, such as the neck. Our physicians will work to determine the root cause through a detailed medical history and evaluation.

 

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SCIATICA PAIN TREATMENT

hipSciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left, right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock or various parts of the leg and foot.

Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms and pain levels. Our pain management experts can help you get back to the pain free life you deserve.

COMMONWEALTH SPINE & PAIN SPECIALISTS

treatWe understand that discomfort can be felt in any area of the body, not just your neck, head, back, arms, or legs. No matter where your pain is, we are here to help. The goal of pain management is to improve function, enabling individuals to work, attend school and participate in life’s daily activities that many of us take for granted. We strive to deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

MANAGING PAINFUL CONDITIONS 

Painful conditions can be a challenge to diagnose and treat. Over time, patients attempt numerous ways to seek relief. It can be easy to become frustrated and lose hope along the way. Our experts have the knowledge, skills, and tools to accurately pinpoint and treat the source of your pain.

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MEET YOUR PAIN MANAGEMENT  TEAM

Our board-certified physicians are well known in the community for their extensive use of low intervention techniques and procedures.

DR. JOHN M. BARSANTI

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DR. STEPHEN P. LONG

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COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS

Consultation

Diagnostic Consultations

A diagnostic consultation is usually the first step and important to creating a customized treatment plan for the patient. 

Discography

Discography

Discography confirms or denies the disc(s) as a source of your pain. It is a relatively simple procedure that uses a small needle to inject contrast dye into your disc.

Epidural Injections

Epidural Injections

An Epidural Steroid Injection is a non-surgical procedure that is performed in the office to treat pain conditions such as neck and back pain.

Facet Joint Injections

Facet Joint Injections

A Facet Joint Injection(also known as a zygapophysial joint block) is performed to determine whether a facet joint is a source of pain.

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Peripheral Nerve Blocks

A peripheral nerve block is a type of therapeutic nerve block for treating neuropathy (any kind of painful nerve disease or dysfunction).

Rhizotomy

Rhizotomy

Rhizotomy is an effective treatment for chronic back pain from degenerative disc disease. During this procedure pain causing nerve roots are destroyed using radiofrequency waves.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections

SI Joint Injections

In a SI joint injection, a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid are injected into one or both of your sacroiliac joints, or  surrounding joints. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation that may be causing pain.

Selective Nerve Block

Selective Nerve Block

A small needle is placed in the foramen alongside the nerve root and the medication is injected. Selective nerve blocks can be used to diagnose a back problem and determine if a nerve root is the source of pain

Spinal Cord Stimulators

Spinal Cord Stimulators

An innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced. Identified as an effective treatment option for many chronic sufferers, SCS is most often used for neuropathic pain.

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Trigger Point Injections

A Trigger Point Injection (TPI) is an outpatient procedure that is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points.

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CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

ADDRESS:

St. Mary’s Hospital

Medical Office Building NorthWest
1501 Maple Ave., Suite 301
Richmond, VA 23226

PHONE & FAX:

(804) 288-7246

HOURS: 

Monday – Friday
8am-4:30pm

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