Posts for: December, 2020
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.