Do you have osteoarthritis in a knee or other joint? Then, you know the pain and limited mobility this degenerative process causes. At Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck offers innovative viscosupplementation, injections that limit the pain and improve range of motion when conventional measures fall short. Could this therapy help you?
In your knee or elsewhere
Osteoarthritis also is called wear and tear arthritis. The CDC says that it is the most common form of this degenerative condition, and it impacts millions of Americans, particularly with advancing age.
Common sites of osteoarthritis include the hip, knee, lower back, and neck. The articular cartilage and lubricating synovial fluid decrease in efficiency and quantity, resulting in pain, redness, stiffness, and decreased range of motion (ROM).
What can help
Conventional management strategies include daily exercise to increase the range of motion and limit stiffness and pain. Over the counter medications, such as ibuprofen, help too, as well as weight loss, application of heat and/or cold to affected areas, and injections of cortisone.
However, for many arthritis sufferers, these common-sense tools do not provide enough relief. That's where a comprehensive evaluation and treatment at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic can help.
Dr. Enrique Empierre-Schuck is board-certified in Physiatry and Pain Medicine. His expertise in rehabilitation for acute injuries and chronic degenerative conditions and pain makes him uniquely qualified to help patients who have not responded to more traditional orthopedic and chiropractic care plans.
The details on viscosupplementation
Regarding your osteoarthritis, Dr. Empierre-Schuck may recommend injection therapy called viscosupplementation. These weekly injections effectively decreased the pain in the knee and increase the lubrication in the joint.
If you qualify, the doctor will administer 1 to 3 weekly injections of hyaluronic acid. This thick preparation reduces pain and inflammation and facilitates the freer movement of the joint. Patients experience optimal results within days and results last up to six months.
You can reduce your level of pain and experience a better quality of life with the therapeutic services provided by Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Call us for a complete evaluation by Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck, and ask him if viscosupplementation is right for you. Phone (407) 673-9533.
Are you living with acute or chronic pain? Find out how we can help!
It seems that the whole world is dealing with back pain. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide! Back pain can impact everything from work performance to quality of life; however, we also understand just how challenging it can be to get back pain under control. If you’re not experiencing relief from conservative treatment options, our Winter Park, FL, pain management physician Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck offers a variety of lumbar and cervical procedures that could finally provide relief.
Some of the most common lumbar and cervical treatments include,
Spinal Epidural Injections
These steroid injections help to reduce severe inflammation and provide pain relief when injected into the nerve root of the spinal joint. Our Winter Park, FL pain specialist will use X-ray technology to guide the injections into the spine to make sure that we are targeting the appropriate area. Along with targeting inflammation and pain, these injections can also improve mobility of the lower back and legs and can be helpful in conjunction with other medications, physical therapy, and other nonsurgical treatment options.
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
This is another type of steroid injection that is administered into the sacroiliac joints (these are the joints at the base of the spine). If you are dealing with chronic lower back pain that radiates to the buttocks or legs due to sacroiliac joint dysfunction then this injection could provide you with long-term relief from inflammation and pain.
The entire procedure only takes about 20-30 minutes and recovery time is minimal. Some patients will require three injections spaced a few weeks apart to see full results.
Facet Joint Injection
Facet joints allow the spine to be able to twist and bend; however, dysfunction or damage to these joints can lead to severe back or neck pain. This injection can be used to treat facet joint pain and inflammation and is administered in the same way as spinal and sacroiliac joint injections. Most patients will benefit from one or two sessions to achieve ample relief.
If you are dealing with back pain that is impacting your life, then it’s time you took control of your health. Call Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, today at (407) 673-9533 to schedule an evaluation with us.
Many adults experience a headache from time to time. Mild or occasional headaches can often be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. However, those medications might not provide sufficient relief for chronic or severe headaches. We practice several pain management techniques at the Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, where Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck can help you find headache relief.
Causes of Headaches
Many different factors can cause headaches. Some common reasons why people develop headaches include fatigue or lack of sleep, skipping meals, and poor posture. Stress can also lead to headaches, as can anxiety or depression. Certain health conditions or illnesses can cause headaches, as well. For example, sinusitis is associated with nasal congestion and headaches. Dehydration can also result in a headache. In addition to illness or health issues, other causes of headaches include alcohol, certain types of foods, and some medications.
Botox Injections for Headache Pain
Many pain management techniques and treatments are available for helping patients find relief from different types of pain, including headache pain. One of the pain management methods used at our office in Winter Park, FL, is Botox injections. Whether you struggle with migraines or tension headaches, for example, Botox injections could provide relief from the pain.
Traditionally, Botox has been used to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. When Botox is injected into the muscle, it causes the tissues to relax and reduces muscle contractions. Relaxed facial muscles allow the skin to appear smoother, which minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
However, Botox also has the ability to block the release of chemicals involved in transmitting pain signals to the brain. By injecting it into areas where pain fibers associated with headaches are located, Botox can prevent pain networks in the brain from activating.
Botox is especially helpful in providing relief from migraine headaches and is approved for that specific use by the FDA. Botox injections typically provide headache relief for three to six months before additional treatments are needed.
Headache relief is possible with the right pain management techniques. To learn more about how we can help with headache pain relief, schedule an appointment with Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck by calling Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533.
Without the right treatment plan, arthritis could result in long-term joint damage and severe damage to the entire body, plus disability and chronic pain, says the Arthritis Foundation. Gradually, your joints would become misshapen and lose their functionality.
Fortunately, working with your doctor, Dr. Enrique Umpierre of Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, to find the most appropriate treatment plan for you could help preserve joint function, prevent long-term damage, slow down the progression of your condition, and experience remission.
Complications of Untreated Arthritis
Left unmanaged, arthritis could result in various short-term complications such as joint pain, fatigue, fever, and general malaise. It also raises your risk of developing infections. Since arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system is focused on attacking your joints rather than combatting the disease.
In the long term, uncontrolled arthritis could impact not just your quality of life, but your lifespan as well. Likewise, it could elevate your risk of developing heart disease since arthritis-related inflammation could contribute to the constriction of blood vessels, enabling plaque to accumulate.
Other complications include bone thinning, skin problems, eye problems, and much more. That being said, following a proper treatment regimen that aids in slowing down your disease’s progression, managing your symptoms, as well as safeguarding your heart, joints, well-being, overall health, and quality of life.
The Importance of Receiving Early and Proper Treatment
According to the AF, 85% of individuals who have arthritis develop joint damage, with most of the damage developing with the initial years of the disease’s onset. This is why experts recommend aggressive and early treatment to safeguard those susceptible joints. Thankfully, remission is highly possible due to new therapies.
In a nutshell, an arthritis treatment plan might include corticosteroids, NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and DMARDs or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, including immunosuppressants like biologics and the like. Working with your doctor in Winter Park, FL, could help you determine the most sustainable and effective combination of medications and lifestyle modifications that can help you gain control over your arthritis and quality of life.
Don’t forget to give your body sufficient time to get used to new medicines and don’t hesitate to inform your doctor about any concerns you might have about your condition and treatment plan. Keep in mind that managing arthritis is a lifelong commitment, so you need a doctor that you can work with for the long haul.
For Arthritis Relief, Reach Out to Us
Arrange a consultation here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, with Dr. Enrique Umpierre by dialing (407) 673-9533.
We offer minimally invasive approaches to help you manage your chronic pain more successfully.
Are you living with chronic pain here in Winter Park, FL? If so, you may have tried countless lifestyle modifications and pain medications but still haven’t found the right solution for tackling your pain. This is where our Winter Park, FL, physician Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck can help. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, we understand that pain is complex and unique to every individual. One of the ways that we help to combat chronic pain is with homeopathic injection therapy.
What is homeopathic injection therapy?
This minimally invasive therapy is used to reduce inflammation and pain while also stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to speed up recovery. Homeopathic solutions contain special dosages of plants and minerals that are then injected into the body to help promote immunity and healing.
What can homeopathic injection therapy treat?
There are many reasons why our Winter Park FL doctor may prescribe homeopathic injection therapy. These include:
- Chronic inflammation
- Sprains and strains
- Frozen shoulder
- Lower back pain
- Joint pain, swelling, and stiffness
- Knee pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
- Traumatic injuries
- Sports-related injuries
What should I expect during this treatment?
Hormone injection therapy is performed right here in our Winter Park, FL, practice by our physician Dr. Umpierre-Schuck. The area is numbed with local anesthesia so that you don’t experience any discomfort when these small needles are administered under the help of ultrasound technology (which ensures that we deliver the homeopathic solution into the exact spot).
Some patients report symptom relief in as little as one to two days after their first set of injections. As you continue to come in for subsequent treatments you will continue to see amazing healing effects and a marked improvement in your symptoms.
What are the benefits of homeopathic injection therapy?
Here are just some of the amazing benefits of homeopathic injection therapy:
- They offer immediate and significant results without needing to turn to daily medications to control pain and inflammation
- This treatment is well tolerated by patients who may not be able to get steroid injections
- Patients only need about 3-4 weekly injections, after which they can often turn to injections only once a month to manage their symptoms
- Homeopathic medicine is completely natural and safe for anyone to use without the same concerning side effects and complications that often come from taking certain oral or injectable pain medications
- This treatment is minimally invasive, which means that you can return to your normal routine immediately after
If you are curious about whether homeopathic injection therapy could help get your chronic pain under control, then call Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, today at (407) 673-9533.
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