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Pain Management

In Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Nicholas S. Fuller specializes in assessing and treating your cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain, as well as joint pain, headaches and migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and more. After a thorough evaluation during your first visit, Dr. Fuller will recommend the best pain management solution for you, whether it’s an interventional spinal injection, medication, or another option.

As a pain management doctor who has an outstanding reputation for choosing the most effective treatments for his patients, you can be assured that you’re in expert hands with Dr. Fuller and his knowledgeable staff. He will provide personalized pain management treatments for you depending upon the cause of your pain, the severity of your pain, and the location of your pain. Dr. Fuller is also a board-certified anesthesiologist, so he can provide anesthesia before treatments or surgery if needed.

Dr. Fuller specializes in offering a wide range of pain management treatments in Beverly Hills, California, including:

Pain Injections

As a non-surgical option to help relieve joint, muscle, and radiating nerve pain, medication injections can be very effective. During a short procedure, Dr. Fuller injects pain medication near or directly to the source of your pain. If a patient’s pain returns, these injections can be repeated with an extremely low risk of any complications.

Dr. Fuller offers the following types of injections:

Facet Blocks and Facet Rhizotomy

To relieve pain and inflammation in your lower back, legs, and neck, Dr. Fuller may recommend a facet block, an injection that targets the facet joints of the spine. The facet joints connect the spine’s vertebrae and allow motion in your back. After a low-dose X-ray to determine the location for the facet block, the area in or near your affected facet joint will be injected with an anesthetic and a corticosteroid for pain relief.

If your pain is not helped long-term by facet blocks, Dr. Fuller may recommend a facet rhizotomy, where a needle with an electrode is placed near the nerves of the affected facet joint. Nerves transport pain signals to the brain. Using radiofrequency, these nerves are destroyed to provide pain relief.

Lumbar Discography

If other non-surgical treatments have failed to bring you pain relief in your neck or back, Dr. Fuller may conduct a discography, which is a diagnostic procedure to help pinpoint the disc between the bones in your spine that’s causing the problem. Once the disc is identified, Dr. Fuller will come up with a personalized pain management treatment plan for you.

Nerve Blocks

If Dr. Fuller suspects that a nerve may be the cause of your pain, he can inject medication directly around the nerve, a procedure called a nerve block. If the injection provides short-term relief, Dr. Fuller can offer a more comprehensive treatment plan that may include additional medications and/or surgery if needed for more long-term relief. We offer the following types of nerve blocks:

BOTOX® for Pain Management

In 2010, the FDA approved BOTOX® for use in preventing chronic migraine headaches in adults. Studies have shown that BOTOX injections can relieve migraine headache symptoms and decrease the number of headache days for up to 3 months.

BOTOX may also be used to relieve chronic myofascial pain. When injected into myofascial trigger points or affected muscle groups, small doses of BOTOX can relax the muscles for up to 3 months at a time.

Medication and Medication Management

Dr. Fuller is highly experienced at prescribing medications for pain management and at monitoring your medication levels to ensure that you’re receiving the correct dosage to help relieve your pain going forward. Depending upon the type and severity of your pain, medications such as corticosteroids, opioids, or antidepressants may be prescribed to aid in pain relief.

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy)

This type of pain management treatment can help not only in pain relief, but also in healing chronic injuries, especially injuries to the tendons. Get more detailed information on PRP therapy and how it can benefit you.

 

Long-lasting Pain Relief and Pain Management Solutions in Los Angeles, CA

For expert pain management options in Beverly Hills, California and surrounding communities, contact the office of Nicholas S. Fuller, MD today at (310) 854-0283, or request an appointment online at your convenience – and end your pain for good.