Pain Management Clinic in Plantation, FL
Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine clinic specializes in sacroiliac joint steroid injection, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc pain treatment, failed knee & hip surgery, vertebral fracture and much more. Call us for more information or visit us at 1370 East Venice Ave. Suite 104 Venice, FL 34285.
Pain management can be exhausting to deal with, and often those around you are unable to help substantially. When you experience chronic pain, your body is telling you that you need help. So, don’t ignore that signal, but rather make an appointment to see a pain doctor. Our doctors at the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine can get to the bottom of what is causing your pain with innovative and effective treatments.
What can you tell me about fibromyalgia?
There is still a big, dark question mark hovering over the exact cause and potential cure of fibromyalgia in medical circles. That said, we are confident to say that it is a neuropathic condition, which means that the pain results from a dysfunction in your body’s central nervous system. With fibromyalgia, it is widely believed that this dysfunction is located in the communication between the spinal cord and the brain, wherein your mind experiences an increased sensitivity to or perception of pain from any given trigger. Potential causes of fibromyalgia include genetics, trauma, and some infections.
Your spinal cord is the means for your brain to communicate with the rest of your body. It is like the subway train for your body. Thus, when something is awry between your brain and your spinal cord, your whole body is affected. As such, the symptoms of fibromyalgia can affect any part of your body or mind. They range from depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating, to painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and restless leg syndrome (RLS). On top of that, fibromyalgia almost always causes fatigue and widespread pain throughout your body, which you may experience as burning, sharp, dull, deep, or aching.
While we cannot cure fibromyalgia at the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine, we can offer effective treatments that have proven to help many patients that suffer from fibromyalgia. Our treatment options for fibromyalgia include stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, spinal cord stimulators, hypnotherapy, and medication. Since the effects of fibromyalgia are more than physical, affecting the mind and emotions, we also provide counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you deal with the pain and confusion from this discouraging condition.
How do you treat vertebral fractures?
With aging and the destructive impact of osteoporosis on our bones, vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are an all too common problem in our world today, affecting a whopping 700,000 people annually. At the Ramos Center, we want to do our part to help the many people that suffer VCFs. Our main options for treating VCFs are vertebral augmentation kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty.
For vertebral augmentation kyphoplasty, our doctors use the inflatable vertebral augmentation system (iVAS), which involves the insertion of a balloon catheter into the collapsed vertebra to create a void so that a controlled amount of bone cement can augment the vertebral fracture. Once this cement hardens, it forms an internal cast to stabilize the fracture. It is exceedingly useful for most patients.
Vertebroplasty is also a very successful procedure for correcting vertebral fractures. During the process, the doctor delivers bone to the collapsed vertebra with a small needle under the guidance of an X-ray (i.e., fluoroscopy). Both vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation kyphoplasty have proven effective in approximately 90% of all patients!
Do you accept insurance at the Ramos Center?
You bet your bottom dollar we do! We accept all major insurance providers at the Ramos Center. For a full list of the providers we accept, check out our Insurance page! Please bring your insurance with you to your appointment and verify your specific coverage with your benefits provider beforehand.
Let us help relieve your pain with our tried and tested procedures at the Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine! You can either book an appointment online or by phone. We have three different locations all in Florida for your convenience.