Posts for: February, 2020
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.