At Kentucky Pain Associates (KPA), we provide top-quality care to our patients without over-treating them.
For Acute Injury Pain, KPA Provides:
- Medical Evaluations
- Medications prescribed as needed
- Trigger point injection therapy as needed (see description below)
- Referrals to specialists as requested by referral sources
For Chronic Pain (usually after 3 months of treatment and on a lien basis), KPA Provides:
A variety of interventional pain management procedures such as cervical and lumbar epidurals, various nerve blocks, occipital nerve blocks (for headaches), joint injections, radiofrequency ablation and more. KPA has installed a C-Arm to provide fluoroscopic guidance to help us perform the chronic pain procedures listed below for injured patients.
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.
LUMBAR EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION
This injection procedure is performed to relieve low back and radiating leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
LUMBAR TRANSFORAMINAL EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION
This outpatient procedure is an injection of a steroid-anesthetic medication. The medication can reduce swelling and inflammation of irritated spinal nerves. This procedure is performed to relieve pain in the lower back and pain that radiates from the back to the legs. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete.
CERVICAL EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTION
This injection relieves pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms caused by a pinched nerve (or nerves) in the cervical spine. Conditions such as herniated discs and spinal stenosis can compress nerves, causing inflammation and pain. The medication injected helps decrease the swelling of nerves.
MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK
This diagnostic procedure is performed to identify a painful facet joint. The facet joints are the joints between the vertebrae in the spine. They allow the spine to bend, flex and twist.
SACROILIAC JOINT STEROID INJECTION
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
CERVICAL FACET RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (or RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with a local anesthetic.
LUMBAR FACET RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION
This minimally-invasive procedure, also called radiofrequency (RF) rhizotomy, reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. This procedure is performed with a local anesthetic.
PAINFUL CONDITIONS AND/OR INJURIES THAT MAY BE TREATABLE:
If the patient exhibits any of the following conditions and/or specific injuries caused by or exacerbated by an accident, they may benefit from the pain management procedures listed above.