Dr. Messiha is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He has an interest and background in multimodal pain management, utilizing interventional, medical, physical, and psychological therapies to treat the person as a whole. Click on the below tabs to know more about his services.
The American Pain Society (APS) has proposed the use of multimodal pain management strategies to treat chronic pain and overcome the dangers of opioid addiction. This strategy of pain management is reported to be successful in many patients particularly during or after orthopedic surgery and has minimal side effects.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), also called rhizotomy or neurotomy, is a novel non-surgical technique of treating pain. This technique employs radiofrequency waves to produce heat and the heat produced damages the nerves transmitting pain signals to the brain.
A spinal cord stimulator is a device that sends electrical impulses to the areas of the spinal cord causing pain and interferes with the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Peripheral joint injections are injections administered into the joints of the limbs such as the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and joints of the hands and feet. They help diagnose and treat joint pain and inflammation and improve mobility.
An epidural spinal injection is a non-surgical treatment option for relieving back pain. Your doctor usually suggests a non-surgical method to treat back pain, and epidural spinal injection is one of these preferences. In cases where you find no relief from this and other non-surgical methods, surgery is recommended.
A minimally invasive treatment called facet injection offers symptomatic relief from back pain caused by inflammation of the facet joints; however, this is not a permanent solution for the condition. The objective of the treatment is to suppress pain so that normal activities can be resumed and you can perform physical therapy exercises.
Trigger point injections are useful for muscle pain in the arms, legs, and back associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
A spinal nerve block is the injection of an anesthetic and steroid medication around the spinal nerve root to diagnose or treat pain.
Peripheral nerve stimulation, commonly known as PNS, is a technique employed in the treatment of certain chronic pain conditions. The technique involves placement of a small electrical device or electrodes along the course of the peripheral nerves, found outside of the brain and spinal cord, to manage pain.
Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the process of manufacturing functional and living tissues to replace or repair tissue or organ function lost due to damage, disease, age, or congenital deformities by using biological materials obtained from the body.
Cancer is the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. Cancer may begin anywhere in the body particularly in the skin, internal tissues or organs.
Botox (Migraines and Dystonia)
Botox is a type of purified protein synthesized from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox injection or Botulinum toxin injection is administered through a fine needle into the treatment area and works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that induce muscle contraction or spasm and relaxing the contracted muscles.
Ketamine infusions are a form of treatment for moderate to severe chronic pain that does not respond to other forms of conservative treatment.
Lidocaine infusions are a form of treatment for moderate to severe chronic pain that does not respond to other forms of conservative treatment.
Balloon kyphoplasty is a spine surgery that relieves back pain caused by a vertebral compression fracture. The aim of balloon kyphoplasty is to relieve pain, stabilize the fracture and restore the vertebral body height.
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