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How the C-TRAC device from your doctor in Winter Park, Florida can help you.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem among people who use their hands and wrists excessively. The condition results in the nerves at your wrist being squeezed by the narrowed carpal tunnel space. The carpal tunnel space contains the median nerve, which is a main nerve in your hand. When the median nerve is squeezed, you will experience numbness, tingling, loss of full function, and pain in your wrist and hand.
The most common treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome has been surgery. Fortunately, there is an alternative to surgery. It’s called the C-TRAC device. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida offers C-TRAC and other state-of-the-art treatments to help you.
C-TRAC works by stretching the carpal ligament, which in turn opens up the carpal tunnel space to reduce pressure on the median nerve. The C-TRAC device is completely controlled by you, the patient, so you can adjust the amount of traction and stretching to be the most effective for you.
There are many benefits the C-TRAC device can offer. Consider that C-TRAC is:
- Non-invasive; the C-TRAC device needs no incisions or sutures
- Effective; the C-TRAC device helps 75% of patients avoid carpal tunnel surgery
- Safe; it’s been tested and approved for use by the FDA
- Reusable; you can use it again if your symptoms return
The C-TRAC device has an air bladder that rests on the back of your hand. When you wear the C-TRAC device and inflate the bladder, force is applied to the back and front of your hand. The dual action pulls and stretches the carpal ligament to open the carpal tunnel space. Treatment includes wearing the C-TRAC for 5 minutes, 3 times each day, for 4 to 6 weeks.
The C-TRAC device can effectively treat mild, moderate, and severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. To find out more about this treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, call Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida today at (407) 673-9533.
How your doctor in Winter Park, FL, can help you feel better
Chronic pain can dramatically affect many aspects of your life. When you suffer from chronic pain day after day, it can be difficult for you to think of anything else. You may not want to exercise or go to work, and your self-esteem and self-confidence can take a major hit. Fortunately, there is a revolutionary treatment known as Alpha Stimulation Treatment.
Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, offers a wide range of pain management services, including Alpha Stimulation Treatment. He can help relieve your chronic pain.
So, what exactly is Alpha Stimulation Treatment? Alpha Stimulation Treatment uses a unique electrical current known as an alpha-stem waveform. This electrical current is applied to the brain using cranial electrotherapy stimulation, or CES.
Alpha Stimulation Treatment has been clinically shown to normalize the brain’s electrical output and increase the body’s beta-endorphin and serotonin levels, the “feel good” chemicals that naturally occur in the body.
Alpha Stimulation Treatment is combined with pain treatment protocols to provide relief from:
- Chronic pain
- Acute Pain
- Post-traumatic pain
- Chronic headaches
Alpha Stimulation Treatment is completely non-invasive and carries no side effects. The treatment effects are cumulative, but many patients experience relief after one treatment. Alpha Stimulation Treatment can also be used in combination with medication, or instead of medication.
If you are looking for a new type of pain management, you owe it to yourself to discover what Alpha Stimulation Treatment can do for you. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or insomnia and want to find a new solution, Alpha Stimulation Treatment is an excellent choice. To learn more about this treatment and other pain management services, call Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533.
Are you living with chronic pain? Find out how Botox may be able to help.
If you are dealing with severe, recurring muscle pain that isn’t being alleviated through therapeutic exercises and pain medication, we know how frustrating this can be; however, our Winter Park, FL, physiatrist and pain medicine doctor Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck has helped patients finally find relief from their chronic pain through the help of a simple, minimally invasive injectable treatment known as Botox.
What is Botox?
Yes, we are talking about the same Botox that is used to treat lines and wrinkles. This same anti-aging treatment has also been FDA approved to treat migraines and certain conditions that cause chronic pain. Botox contains a neurotoxin that when injected into certain muscle groups, temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting. As you might imagine, relaxed muscles also equal less pain.
What kinds of chronic pain can Botox treat?
Our Winter Park, FL, pain specialist may recommend Botox treatment if you are dealing with,
- Chronic neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Migraine headaches
When will I experience pain relief?
Most people notice an improvement in their pain within about 10-14 days after treatment, and results can last up to four months. Since Botox’s effects are temporary, patients will require additional injections every few months to provide long-term relief from their chronic pain. Botox may complement your current pain management plan nicely and is often recommended along with other treatment options to help manage your symptoms more effectively.
Is there any downtime after Botox treatment?
Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that only takes a couple of minutes to administer. This makes it possible for people to be able to get the treatment they need without having to take a day off work. We can even treat patients during their lunch break. Botox doesn’t require any recovery time so you can immediately go back to your routine after treatment. Swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection site are common after treatment, but symptoms are typically mild and will go away within 1-2 days.
Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, can help you treat and manage your chronic and persistent pain problems. Don’t let pain take control of your life. Call us today at (407) 673-9533, and we will help you fight back.
One of the most debilitating and painful health issues that anyone can have is back pain. According to studies, back pain is usually chronic, meaning that even if you manage to address your symptoms, you might still experience recurring symptoms. In turn, you’ll be forced to live a compromised life just bracing yourself for the next wave of symptoms to reappear. An effective, non-surgical back pain treatment we offer here at the Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, is VAX-D therapy. This patented therapy is administered by Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck to decompress the spinal discs that are causing your back pain symptoms.
How VAX-D Therapy Works
VAX-D therapy involves the use of a patented motorized therapeutic table utilized for stretching your lower back. The therapy is specifically developed to alleviate pain related to sciatica, degenerative disc disorder, and herniated discs. The table functions by distracting your spine’s lumbar region, effectively releasing pressure off of your spinal nerves and discs, so that your back can heal itself. Additionally, because VAX-D therapy is a non-surgical treatment, so you won't have to deal with anesthesia, injections, and surgery.
Each session lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. In most cases, you may need four sessions per week to start, but your doctor will vary the frequency of the treatment gradually based on your recovery rate and specific symptoms.
Will VAX-D Therapy Work for Me?
Essentially, VAX-D therapy offers relief for people suffering from common lower back pain symptoms. Some people also find relief from leg pain with VAX-D therapy. Studies also show that patients experience a gradual decrease in their symptoms with continued treatment. The number of therapy sessions will differ based on the intensity of the person’s symptoms.
The best way to find out if VAX-D therapy will work for you is through a consultation with our doctor here at our Winter Park office. Generally speaking, however, most people who experience back pain do qualify for this procedure. If you’re unsatisfied or underwhelmed with the results physical therapy, drug therapy, common manipulation, acupuncture, exercise, or epidural injections, or for some reason can’t undergo disc coagulation or a different surgical procedure, VAX-D therapy offers a non-invasive, cost-effective, and safe alternative for treating chronic back pain.
Interested in VAX-D Therapy?
Talk to Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck here at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL. Call (407) 673-9533 or request an appointment through our online form.
Do you have a painful knot in a muscle that never seems to go away? A trigger point injection offered by Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck and Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, may relieve your pain.
How do trigger points cause pain?
Stress, muscle strains, poor posture, or constantly contracting your muscles when exercising can cause hard, painful nodules, or knots. Unfortunately, these knots, called trigger points, remain hard and tight even when you relax. Although massaging the muscle can be temporarily helpful, a massage alone won't completely loosen the tight fibers in your muscles.
Over time, these areas can become extremely painful and irritated. Pain may also travel to other areas of the body and cause headaches, particularly if the knots are in your neck or shoulders.
When should I visit my Winter Park pain management doctor?
A trigger point may sound like a minor issue, but the knots can cause considerable pain, affect your range of motion and even lead to sleep issues. If ice, over-the-counter pain medication, or massage therapy don't improve your symptoms, it's time to make an appointment for a trigger point injection.
How do trigger point injections work?
During trigger point treatment, your doctor injects a local anesthetic or a corticosteroid/anesthetic combination into the knot. The injections deactivate the trigger point, which helps the muscle relax. They also decrease inflammation and improve blood flow to the area, promoting healing. The entire trigger point injection process is complete in just a few minutes and can be performed on multiple areas if needed.
In addition to treating trigger points, trigger point injections may also be used to treat fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and chronic headaches.
Before you receive the injection, a numbing agent may be applied to your skin to make the treatment more comfortable. You may notice a little soreness immediately after the injection, although this will only last for a few days.
Need relief? Give us a call
Decrease your pain with trigger point injections. Call Dr. Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain and Rehab in Winter Park, FL, today by dialing (407) 673-9533 to schedule your appointment.