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Sometimes the best option for pain relief is a pain block. The right pain block can reduce or even take away pain entirely. Pain blocks are usually injections of local anesthetic and a corticosteroid similar to cortisone. Injections can be done into muscles, near nerves, or into/along joints. Most pain blocks are performed by trained pain specialists such as anesthesiologists, who do similar pain blocks to numb patients for surgery. The most common pain blocks we do are Epidural steroid blocks, facet injections, trigger point injections, and nerve blocks. Click on the pictures below to learn more about pain.
While pain scientists don't know for sure, there are some good theories. Just like turning your computer off and on again does a reset, putting numbing medicine on nerves may do something similar. There may be a washout effect as well, by diluting pain inducing compounds from around an injured area. Injections can provide pain reduction by reducing swelling, and by bringing in more blood flow to injured areas.
At Newport Pain Management we may offer leading edge pain therapy in the form of scientific studies. Most commonly these involve a new pain drug or product designed to reduce pain or increase activity in pain sufferers. Usually, the studies are very selective in who is eligible to enroll, but the pain therapy may be free or you may even be paid for your participation. You may drop out of a study at any time without penalty, and you will still receive your normal pain treatments.
If you live in the Orange County area, you can stop by our office in Newport Beach Fashion Island shopping center for a consultation or second opinion for your pain problem. However, don’t worry if you don’t live near us. You can send us your medical records for review. We can go over the records, talk to you on the phone and you can find out what our experts think about your unique pain problem. (Expect some limits due to not being able to examine you).
No one wants to take pain medications. However, when you need to take something for your pain, it is important to have a doctor that works with you to select the best pain medications for your particular needs. We work with you to minimize pain medication side effects and drug interactions. We know the importance of helping you sleep better. We use other pain reduction strategies to keep your pain medication needs as low as possible. In this age of cost cutting by insurance companies, at Newport Pain Management, we will fight the insurers with you to help get you the very best pain medicines.
Our pain clinic founder, H. Rand Scott, M. D. has more than 25 years of healthcare experience.
Dr. Scott founded Newport Pain Management pain clinic in 1995. He attended Penn State University for both undergraduate and medical training, and is board certified in Anesthesiology. Dr. Scott is considered one of the area's top pain management doctors, with expertise in low back pain. At Newport Pain Management, pain blocks are made easy. Dr. Scott has been named a Physician of Excellence twice by his peers at the Orange County Medical Association.