Quad Video HALO Technology™ | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

An Overview of
Quad Video HALO Technology™

Pain Recovery Center of Tyler is proud to offer the Quad Video HALO Technology™ at our practice in Tyler, Texas. Pain Recovery Center of Tyler specializes in pain management treatment options for East Texas patients. Our pain physicians utilize more than 15 safe and effective therapies to target the source of pain including spinal decompression, injection therapy, diagnostics, physical therapy and treating injured workers. The Quad Video HALO Technology™, designed to capture the injection process, is now available to assist our patients.

What is the Quad Video HALO Technology?

A patient recently underwent epidural steroid injections in which the Quad Video HALO was employed. From an educational position, the patient was able to better understand the manner by which the procedure was performed and see the care and attention paid by our pain physician. The imagery used makes the administration of the injection procedure totally transparent. Films and videos are used in performance of arthroscopic procedures but the difference between that technology and the Quad Video HALO is profoundly different. From a medical position, use of such imagery allows for critique, explanation and opinions as to the manner by which the injection was performed, verify the accurateness of what was done and where, and provide a level of accountability by the physician to the patient with respect to the injection treatment received.

The use of real time imagery from the legal perspective of presenting what a client and/or patient experiences with medical treatment captured through the Quad Video HALO is incredible. The Court and Jury can see what was done, how it was done, hear the patient express concerns and anxiety, and the manner by which the pain physician relates to the patient during the procedure.

If you would like more information on the Quad Video HALO Technology™, please feel free to contact the pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler in Tyler, Texas. We are also available to assist with any pain management needs, including physical therapy, spinal decompression and more.

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Injury Care | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

Injury Care Overview

Chronic pain is often the result of trauma caused by a work related injury, automobile accident, home injury or sports injury. In many cases, pain is delayed for days or weeks after the accident, but the underlying cause of the pain is typically present immediately. The pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler can help Tyler, Texas patients with pain management treatments and injury care when they suffer from an unexpected accident.

Types of Injuries

Pain Recovery Center of Tyler treats a number of injuries including:

Work Related Injuries

Pain Recovery Center of Tyler offers a variety of treatment options for injured workers in the Tyler, Texas area. Work related injuries typically include musculoskeletal injuries from overexertion, fatigue, repetitive movements and heavy lifting, slips and falls from wet floors, objects on the floor and inadequate lighting, repetitive movement injuries from fixed-position activities and machinery and equipment injuries from dangerous equipment and loose clothing and hair.Our pain physicians understand the importance of an injured worker returning to work in a timely manner. Our team provides a number of pain management treatments and return to work programs and evaluations to ensure the patient can perform the tasks and physical demands of the job.

Automobile Accident Injuries

Following an automobile accident, our pain physicians recommend visiting our clinic immediately even though a patient may not feel pain symptoms for hours or even days. A combination of pain management treatments within the first 6 weeks following an auto accident will optimize the resolution of any soft tissue injuries. Common automobile accident injury symptoms include back and/or neck pain, whiplash, muscle aches and radiating pain.

Home and Sports Injuries

It is estimated a third of all injuries occur in the home. Falls are a common home injury that can lead to neck and/or back pain, broken bones, pulled muscles and head traumas.Sports injuries are quite common in the athletic population, ranging from weekend warriors to daily joggers. Common sports injuries include soft tissue injuries, sprains/strains, muscle aches and joint injuries.

The Pain Recovery Center of Tyler team will work diligently to get our Tyler, Texas patients back in the game after a sports injury, enjoying family time following a home injury or automobile accident and returning to work with full function after a work related injury. Contact our pain physicians today to learn more about our various pain management treatments designed for injury care.

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Physical Therapy | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

Physical Therapy Overview

Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs are administered by Pain Recovery Center of Tyler to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients after an injury, surgery or from a disabling health condition. The goal of our pain management team is to use physical therapy to restore, maintain and promote overall fitness and health in our Tyler, Texas patients. The pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler can help patients return to a happy, healthy and pain-free life with the use of our physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.

Who can Benefit from Physical Therapy?

  • Accident victims such as work related injuries, automobile injuries and sports injuries
  • Individuals who have underwent surgery, including an orthopedic surgery
  • Individuals with disabling health conditions such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fractures, head injuries, knee injuries, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia and sciatica

What is Involved with Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy involves a number of pain management manipulation techniques designed to restore function and relieve chronic pain, including:

  • Massage
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Manipulation of joint and bones
  • Manual therapy using hands or tools

Physical therapy and rehabilitation is typically prescribed following an injury or surgery to help restore muscle strength and overall mobility of the affected area. The pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler focus on strengthening patients so they “hold” their adjustments and get the maximum benefit from their pain management treatment program. The physical therapy team also assists patients with worker’s compensation and rehabilitation, including work rehabilitation and functional capacity evaluations.

If you would like more information on Pain Recovery Center of Tyler’s physical therapy services, please contact a member of our pain management team. We will schedule a consultation with one of our Tyler, Texas pain physicians to discuss the many benefits of physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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Spinal Decompression | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

An Overview of Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is an effective way for patients to alleviate chronic back pain or neck pain without undergoing back surgery. This pain management option, available at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler in Tyler, Texas, effectively treats neck pain and back pain resulting from bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica and even a failed back surgery. The pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler can provide patients with lumbar (back) decompression and/or cervical (neck) decompression using the DRX9000™ system.

How is Lumbar Pain Treated with the DRX9000™?

In the past, a patient suffering from back pain may have been prescribed pain medications, instructed to refrain from physical activities, referred for physical therapy, received injections and when the pain was still present, they were sent for back surgery. The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression System™ can alleviate back pain caused by:

  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Failed back surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • And much more

How is Cervical Pain Treated with the DRX9000™?

The human neck is capable of moving the head in many directions- a forward motion, a backward motion, side to side rotation and tilting to either shoulder. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of items including injuries and accidents, as a result of getting older and daily activities. Poor posture, stress and tension all affect the body, resulting in pain and stiffness in some patients. The DRX9000C™ cervical system provides a complete approach to the successful treatment of neck pain, including treatment of herniated discs, bulging discs and degenerative disc disease.

Common DRX9000™ FAQ’s:

If a patient undergoes the DRX9000™ treatment, how long does it take to see results?
Most patients report alleviated pain after the first few sessions. Typically, significant improvement is obtained by the second week of treatment.

How long does it take to complete the DRX9000™ treatment?
Treatment sessions last approximately 30 minutes. Protocol consists of 20 treatments over the course of 6 weeks, or as determined by the pain physician.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Most patients do not experience any side effects. In some instances, there have been some mild cases of muscle spasm for a short period of time following the spinal decompression treatment.

For more information on the DRX9000™ spinal decompression system, available at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, please contact our pain management team in Tyler, Texas for a consultation. Our pain physicians will answer any questions you have and develop a treatment plan to alleviate your back pain or neck pain.

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Diagnostic Testing | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

Pain Management Diagnostic Testing Overview

Tyler, Texas patients can expect a number of state-of-the-art services and modern diagnostic testing techniques at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler. Our pain physicians utilize methods that have been shown to yield precise and accurate results in order to diagnose a condition or injury and to help determine pain management treatment options.

What to Know About Diagnostic Testing

Pain Recovery Center of Tyler offers diagnostic testing services done on-site, including:

  • Digital X-Rays
    A form of X-ray imaging, digital radiography utilizes digital X-ray sensors instead of photographic film. Digital X-ray advantages include time efficiency, ability to transfer images and less radiation. The process for digital X-rays is very similar to traditional X-rays that use film
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
    Measuring the speed and degree of electrical activity can help make a proper diagnosis and pain management treatment plan for patients with a nerve or muscle injury. Injuries that affect nerves and muscles can slow or halt the movement of electrical signals. The two common electrodiagnostic tests are EMG testing (Electromyography) and NCS testing (Nerve Testing).
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
    Using an X-ray imaging device, an examination of the tissues and deep structures of the body can be performed with the help of digital fluoroscopy. During a fluoroscopy, patients may be asked to swallow a radioactive liquid that shows up on the images in order to examine the tissues and other soft structures.
  • Functional and Performance Testing
    This comprehensive series of tests assesses a patient’s capacity for physical activities following their pain management treatment program. These tests are commonly used for return to work, return to sports, etc.

For more information on the diagnostic testing techniques utilized at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, please contact our pain management team in Tyler, Texas for a consultation.

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Injections for Pain Management | Pain Physicians | Tyler Texas

An Overview of Injections for
Pain Management

Injections, commonly used in the cervical and lumbar spine, have been successful in both diagnosing and treating disc pain, nerve irritation, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Kenneth Fults and Dr. Janine Islam, pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, utilize several different types of injections for pain management. The proper injection is determined for Tyler, Texas patients after a thorough medical review and physical examination to determine the exact cause and location of pain.

What to Know About Pain Management Injections

Pain Recovery Center of Tyler proudly offers pain management injections to Tyler, Texas patients, including:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
    Epidural steroid injections are a common treatment option for many forms of lumbar and cervical pain. The pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler may administer the potent anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation and to ease pain. The steroids are typically injected directly into the epidural space, and pain relief begins in less than a week.
  • Trigger Point Injections
    Trigger points are the tight bands of muscles that may be felt as a knot under the skin. Trigger points can restrict movement and cause muscle weakness in many patients. These injections involve injecting lidocaine and bupivacaine directly into the painful areas. The injections can also be used to help treat myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic tension headaches.
  • Medial Branch Blocks
    A medial branch block is an injection of anesthetic on the medial branch nerves that feed out from the facet joints and carry pain signals to the brain. In most cases, several layers of the spine are injected during one appointment. Blocking medial branch nerves temporarily stops the transmission of pain signals from the joints to the brain, leading to a reduction in pain.
  • Intra-Articular Facet Injections
    A facet block injection is commonly performed to alleviate pain in cases where the actual facet joint is the cause of pain. Facet injections are an effective pain management treatment option since they have a therapeutic effect as they numb the source of pain and soothe inflammation
  • Genicular Neurotomy
    Injection therapy has also been successful at treating pain in the knees and other joints in the body. Genicular Neurotomy is an innovative knee pain treatment designed to help alleviate pain associated with osteoarthritis knee pain. This procedure involves no steroid or medicated injection, as well as no surgical intervention. The procedure utilizes Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) to stun the painful nerves and prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. The result is less pain in patients who suffer from chronic knee pain.

For more resources on injection therapy as a pain management tool, please contact the pain physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, proudly serving the greater Tyler, Texas area.

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