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By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
May 20, 2021
Category: Pain Management
Tags: EMG   NCS  

Your pain management doctor in Winter Park, FL, can help you with EMG/NCS.

An EMG is an electromyogram, designed to measure the electrical stimulation of your muscles while at rest and when they are contracting. An NCS is a nerve conduction study, designed to measure how fast your nervous system sends electrical signals. These two tests are often performed in combination, to help diagnose nerve and muscle disorders.

Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, offers comprehensive pain management services, including EMG/NCS to help you feel better.

EMG/NCS is an excellent diagnostic tool if you have:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle cramping or muscle spasms
  • Nerve twitching
  • Muscle paralysis
  • Tingling or numbness in your face or extremities

For the EMG test, your doctor will test a muscle using an electrode. The electrode is placed into the muscle and the EMG machine will record your muscle activity while at rest. You need to tighten the muscle for the second measurement.

For the NCS test, several electrodes are taped on a nerve or nerves. The electrodes deliver an electrical pulse to your nerves. Electrodes are also attached to the muscles controlled by the nerves. The muscle reactions to the impulses are measured and recorded.

The EMG/NCS is tolerated well by most people, however, you may feel slight discomfort or cramping during the EMG part of the test, and slight tingling during the NCS part of the test.

EMG/NCS is used extensively to diagnose certain conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Disc herniation
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

EMG/NCS is an important tool in the early diagnosis of serious medical conditions. To find out more about EMG/NCS and other diagnostic and pain management services, call Dr. Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533 today!

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
April 05, 2021
Category: Chronic Pain
Tags: Chronic Pain  

Are you ignoring that on-going pain? Don't think you need to see a doctor about it? Well, if you are dealing with chronic pain, you shouldn't push it aside. The sooner you visit your doctor about severe pain, the sooner the recovery process can begin. Visit your doctor at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Enrique Umpierre handles all cases of chronic pain with attention and care. Call our pain and rehab clinic to schedule an appointment, today!

Why are you ignoring your chronic pain?

Sometimes it comes as a dull ache. Most days you can ignore it if you don't move too much. You say to yourself, "I'll see how it feels tomorrow." Our brains treat slow pain differently than quick, sharp pain. It's not your fault you're ignoring it, because it's easy to do. If you have pain that lasts for 3-6 months you should consider seeing your local central Florida doctor in Winter Park. Your persistent pain not only affects you physically, but it can also affect you mentally and exhaust you emotionally. While you ignore possible treatment the suffering area grows weaker. Inflammation in joints can lead to arthritis. Sore back muscles can lead to spinal damage. Even if you're nervous now, once you start your treatment your nerves will subside with the pain.

How can your Winter Park, FL, doctor treat your chronic pain?

A professional doctor at a pain and rehab clinic has specialized knowledge of treatment methods for on-going discomfort. Dr. Umpierre can design a specific treatment plan to accommodate your needs. There are various ways to treat your pain depending on the location and severity. A good doctor will know what to prescribe to treat your condition.

Treatments include:

  • Hot and Cold Compress
  • Pain Relief Medication
  • Physical Therapy Treatment
  • Injections
  • Surgery

Chronic pain can be managed with noninvasive treatment. However, surgery could be necessary if the pain has severely disfigured the nerves or muscles. With sufficient treatment, you can manage your pain and take steps to eliminate it.

If you want to treat your chronic pain, call the Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic at (407) 673-9533. Visit Dr. Umpierre in Winter Park, Florida to begin your much-deserved treatment.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
March 31, 2021
Category: Injection Therapy
Tags: Joint Injections  

If you are experiencing chronic joint pain and nothing has worked to heal it, you should consider joint injections from your local pain and rehab clinic. A joint injection is used to reduce inflammation and numb pain in arthritic joints. The injections work quickly and effectively for many patients, you can even receive multiple injections if the pain returns. Joint injections are best utilized when you can follow it up with physical therapy and exercise. Dr. Enrique Umpierre wants to answer all of your frequently asked questions so you can decide if joint injections are right for you! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre call or visit our office, the Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, in Winter Park, FL.

Joint Injection FAQs

How Do Joint Injections Work?

Joint injections are usually made from a combination of a corticosteroid and a numbing agent. The injection allows for immediate relief of the painful area. Its goal is to reduce inflammation and help improve function

What is a corticosteroid?

The corticosteroid used in the injection reduces inflammation. Joint pain is caused by the irritation of muscles and tendons in the area. Once this irritation subsides the joint has a chance to heal naturally.

How long will the injection last?

Injections are not a permanent fix to chronic pain, most last for a few months up to a year. You can receive joint injections multiple times a year if your doctor thinks it is necessary.

How are joint injections best utilized?

Joint injections are best utilized in tandem with exercise therapy and diet. The temporary reduction in pain allows you to build muscle and reduce inflammation. Along with a healthy diet, the body can recover fast and reduce joint pain. Dr. Umpierre will design a specific treatment plan with multiple options to help you recover.

Is the joint injection painful?

The numbing agent in the injection helps reduce the initial pain. Other than some possible bruising at the injection site, the process is relatively painless.

Who is most likely to require joint injections in life?

Those who over-use their elbows, knees, or shoulders are at risk for chronic joint pain. This includes athletes, laborers, or those who have had a severe joint injury.

Can an injection raise blood sugar levels?

Those who are diabetic should talk to their doctor before getting a corticosteroid shot. The corticosteroid might cause an increase in your blood sugar for a short time.

Can a joint injection interfere with other medication?

Talk to your Winter Park doctor to be sure your injection will not affect other health conditions. Bring in a list of current medications you are taking to assure you are safe.

If you have any more questions about joint injections call our office at (407) 673-9533! You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Relieve your pain today with a quick and easy joint injection!

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
March 31, 2021
Tags: Chronic Pain  

Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than 3 months. There is a diverse range of treatments used to treat chronic pain, which is why you need an experienced and versatile doctor to alleviate your condition. Remember: the longer you wait, the harder it will be to treat. Treatment could involve a mixture of physical therapy, medicine, or surgery, depending on the injury's age and location. If you are experiencing chronic pain, visit the Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Enrique Umpierre. Together we can design an effective treatment plan that reduces your chronic pain so you can live life without hindrance.

What is Chronic Pain?

Any pain which lasts longer than 3 to 6 months is usually classified as chronic pain by medical professionals. This pain can be related to musculoskeletal complications, underlying illnesses, or nerve damage. People often treat chronic pain differently than acute pain because it is not as obvious. We ignore minor pain because we think it will disappear on its own. However, persistent pain can be a sign of a much larger issue.

Common causes of chronic pain:

  • Musculoskeletal pain (Fibromyalgia)
  • Neck or spine injury
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Skin conditions (shingles)

If you are experiencing any form of chronic pain you should consult with your Winter Park pain doctor. With professional help, you can find ways to manage, or even eliminate, your chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Treatments

Treatment for chronic pain can vary depending on the exact cause of the condition. As you now know, chronic pain can be caused by many factors. A good doctor will be able to detect what is causing your pain and design a specific plan to treat it. Usually, a combination of multiple treatments is used to alleviate your pain.

Common treatment options:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Alternative therapy (acupuncture, yoga)
  • Diet
  • Joint injections or steroid injections
  • Corrective Surgery

Talk with your doctor about the treatment options above to find out which ones are right for you. For example, if you are experiencing muscle pain, pain medication and a physical therapy regime to rebuild your muscles may be an effective solution. In other cases, a steroid shot helps your body heal faster and alleviate pain. As an informed patient, you can accurately describe the pain to your doctor and work with them to find the best treatment. Be aware of your body's needs, don't ignore the pain. Dr. Umpierre can help you manage your chronic pain!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre, call (407) 673-9533, or visit our office in Winter Park, FL. You can begin relieving your pain today, so call the Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic to take the first steps toward recovery!

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
March 15, 2021
Category: Injection Therapy

Reduce pain by triggering the body’s natural healing process with injection therapy.

Most people don’t realize that regenerative injection therapy has been around for decades. However, thanks to advanced and constantly evolving technology, we are discovering all of its vast benefits and the many conditions that can be treated by it. Wondering whether you could benefit from turning to our Winter Park, FL, physician Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck for these injections? Here’s what you should know first.

Injection Therapy Can Treat Chronic Injuries

One of the top reasons people come into our practice is for uncontrolled and resistant forms of chronic pain. In this case, you may find regenerative injection therapy to be a great solution. Some of the injuries that can be treated with regenerative injection therapy include:

  • ACL injuries
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Joint instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Many chronic sprains, strains, and injuries to the muscles, cartilage, joints, ligaments, and tendons of the body can experience relief through regenerative injection therapy.

We Can Treat Conditions That Could Lead to Arthritis

In order to see the best results, our pain management team will often recommend several treatment sessions. This is something that Dr. Umpierre-Schuck will map out with you during your consultation. These injections work by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, which promotes the development of new healthy cells while repairing damaged tissue.

As a result, this can reduce pain, inflammation, and spasms while improving stability in the spine or joints. By providing more adequate repair of the body, we may even be able to prevent arthritis from developing later on in life as a result of a chronic injury.

Therapy May Be an Alternative to Surgery

We know that most of our patients want to avoid surgery at all costs. However, when they are in chronic pain it can be easy to just agree to get surgery in hopes that the pain finally goes away. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, we understand all too well just how much chronic pain can impact your life, and we want to work with you to find more effective solutions that don’t require aggressive procedures unless absolutely necessary.

From regenerative injection therapy to implantable devices and natural supplementation, we offer a wide range of therapeutic services that help alleviate your symptoms without being at the mercy of pain relievers or surgical procedures.

If you are dealing with chronic injuries and conditions that are causing you pain, you could be a great candidate for regenerative injection therapy. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, Dr. Umpierre-Schuck and his Winter Park, FL, team can provide you with effective alternative solutions to treat pain without resorting to painkillers or surgery. To schedule a consultation with us, call (407) 673-9533.

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