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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.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
February 09, 2021
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Botox Injections   Botox  

Botox injections are commonly used for cosmetic purposes to achieve a more youthful appearance, but they have many additional purposes. For instance, Botox can be injected into the hands and feet to control excess sweating. It can also be used to treat headaches and other types of pain. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck, the experienced doctor at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, utilizes Botox injections to provide relief from headache pain, muscle spasms, and other types of pain.
 

Botox Injections for Pain
 

Botox injections are an effective way to deliver relief from pain caused by chronic headaches and muscle spasms. Upon injecting it into the affected area, the Botox works to block nerve signals to muscles. The targeted muscles become weakened or relaxed, which helps reduce chronic pain. Botox injections can provide pain relief for three to six months before additional treatment is needed.
 

Examples of the types of pain that can be treated with Botox injections include:
 

  • Chronic migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve pain
  • Arthritis

Botox Treatment
 

The procedure for administering Botox injections at our office in Winter Park, FL, is noninvasive and most patients experience little to no discomfort. Topical anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. Then, an extremely thin needle is used to gently administer the Botox serum. Multiple injections might be needed based on the size of the area being treated. No recovery time is required so patients can return home right away after treatment and can expect to begin experiencing relief from headaches or muscle pain within a few days.
 

Botox injections serve many purposes and are a highly effective method for reducing the pain associated with chronic headaches and muscle-related conditions. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre-Shuck to learn more about Botox injections for pain by calling Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
December 14, 2020
Category: Injection Therapy

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.
 
Learn more
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.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
December 09, 2020
Tags: Lumbar   Cervical  

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.





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