Benefits Of An Epidural for Chronic Pain

Epidural for Chronic Pain

What is an Epidural? If you’ve had severe back pain for more than 6 weeks your doctor may recommend an injection of corticosteroid, or steroid medicine, into your spinal canal. This is called an epidural injection. Steroid medicines reduce inflammation and swelling, relieving pressure on nerves and nerve roots. The epidural may provide you with… Read more »


Nociceptive vs Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic Pain

Nociceptive Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt from a sports injury, a dental procedure, or arthritis. Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain people experience. It develops when the nociceptive nerve fibers are… Read more »


Getting A Nerve Block? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Nerve Block

Many patients suffer with severe, chronic pain and nerve blocks can be an integral part of their treatment. A Nerve Block is a procedure in which an anesthetic agent is injected directly near a nerve to block pain. A local anesthetic or steroid injected directly to the area of the affected nerve can help with… Read more »


Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Most people have heard of using Acupuncture as a way to relief Chronic Pain. However, most people have never tried acupuncture, primarily due to this one, simple question: “Does it work?” It’s a fair question, especially if you live in the ‘western world’ since acupuncture, some believe, derived from the eastern world, specifically China, approximately… Read more »


Living with Chronic Pain & Your Treatment Options

Living With Chronic Pain and Your Treatment Options

A Presentation by: John Birgiolas, MD Join us on July 9, 2019, as John Birgiolas, MD of Michigan Pain Consultants will be speaking on the importance of an individualized comprehensive pain management program for the treatment of chronic pain. Dr. Birgiolas is a board certified pain management specialist, and will be discussing the most common… Read more »