John S. Michels, MD
Interventional Pain Management located in Dallas, TX
You’re not alone if you suffer from neck pain that’s severe enough to limit your movement or activities, as it’s estimated that 10-20% of adults experience the same problem. John S. Michels, MD, of Interventional Spine & Pain in Dallas, serving greater Dallas/Ft. Worth, Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, and surrounding areas, has years of experience using innovative interventional therapies to help patients find relief from their neck pain. Call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What causes shoulder pain?
Everyday movement takes a toll on your shoulder. The wear and tear only worsens if you engage in work or athletic activities that require repetitive or overhead arm movements. A few of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff injury
- Shoulder dislocation
- Trigger points (muscle knots)
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Inflammatory problems like tendinitis and bursitis
Arthritis develops in the joint where your collarbone meets the shoulder blade, and in the joint formed where your upper arm joins the shoulder blade.
How does interventional medicine relieve shoulder pain?
As a specialist in interventional pain management, Dr. Michels has extensive experience performing numerous techniques that effectively relieve your pain, including:
Suprascapular nerve block with ablation
Dr. Michels injects an anesthetic at the nerve. If your pain is relieved by the medication, then it shows the nerve is responsible for the signals causing your pain.
For the next step, he can treat the nerve with radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat to wound the nerve. The wound blocks the nerve signals so they can’t send a pain message to your brain. Following ablation, you’ll have pain relief for about six to 12 months.
Intra-articular steroid injections
Dr. Michels may inject steroid medication into your shoulder joint, which relieves your pain by reducing inflammation.
To get relief from your shoulder pain, call Interventional Spine & Pain or book an appointment online today.