Common Pain Conditions Diagnosed and Treated by Premier Pain Centers

At Premier Pain Centers, we are focused on creating a personal connection with every patient that walks through our door. Our mantra is to ensure that each patient is diagnosed accurately and treated with the proper care. Below, you will find many of the common conditions that we treat.

 

Degenerative Disc Disease

Patients with this condition display a weakening in at least one vertebral discs. The discs are found between each vertebra. Causes may include an injury or aging. Read More…

 

Herniated Disc

The discs found between each vertebra act as cushions and allow the spine to twist and bend. Each disc has a soft inner nucleus that is surrounded by an outer wall. When the disc pushes through the wall, it is called a herniation. Pressure against nearby nerve roots can cause severe pain in both the spine and possibly the arms or legs. Read More…

 

Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

This is a compression or aggravation of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar region of the spine. Pain can extend through to the hips, legs, buttocks and feet. Sciatica has various potential causes due to problems with the bones and tissues surrounding the lumbar spinal column. Read More…

 

Facet Arthritis

The facet joints are designed to help stabilize the spine and prevent excessive motion. Facet arthritis occurs when the facet joint deteriorates from stress or damage. The condition may be caused by both injury and age. Read More…

 

Failed Back Syndrome (Post Laminectomy Syndrome)

This is a type of chronic pain occasionally seen in spine surgery patients. Most commonly it is connected to laminectomy surgery, where bone is removed at the rear of the vertebra. Read More…

 

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing or intrusion into the passageways of the spinal cord and nerves within the column of the spine. The lumbar region of the spine refers to the lower back, where the spine curve towards the abdomen.  Read More…

 

Cervical Radiculopathy

Like sciatica, cervical radiculopathy is an irritation of nerve roots in the cervical region of the spine. Cervical radiculopathy may have several causes. Read More…

 

Cervical Spinal Stenosis

This is a narrowing of the spinal canal, commonly caused by bone, disc, or joint degeneration in the cervical region of the spine. The cervical region of the spine is more commonly referred to as the neck. Read More…

 

Herniated Cervical Disc

This condition refers to a rupture of one of the discs, or cushions, located between the neck vertebra in the spine. Disc material presses against the spinal nerves, potentially causing severe pain. Read More…

 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

CRPS is a chronic condition to recognize unexplained pain or discomfort found in the legs, hands, or feet. It typically begins at the extremities and spread inwards across the limbs. Read More…

 

Hip Arthritis

The hips joints connect the leg to the pelvis. Hip arthritis causes inflammation and pain that leads to limited mobility. This inflammatory arthritis is a disease related to the immune system. Read More…

 

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

While arthritis is related to the immune system, osteoarthritis occurs due to a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joint. In the knee, cartilage plays a key role in allowing the bones of the leg to glide smoothly against each other. Read More…

 

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain syndrome is due to injury or damage to the stretchy connective tissue – called fascia – surrounding muscles, organs, and other structures in the body. It is a chronic pain most commonly seen in the neck and jaw. Read More…

 

Occipital Neuralgia

This is a unique type of headache that focuses pain on the nerves in the back of the head or neck. Read More…

 

Phantom Limb Pain

When someone loses a limb, a common phenomenon is to experience pain where the limb is now missing. This phantom pain has the potential to become chronic. Read More…

 

Peripheral Neuropathy

This is pain found in the nerves travelling from the spinal cord to your extremities, such as the limbs and organs. These nerves are also known as the peripheral nervous system. Read More…

 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is where the hip and spine meet. When arthritis inflames the joint, notable pain and discomfort can be felt and mobility limited. Read More…

 

Trigeminal Neuralgia

The trigeminal nerve is a thick root at the base of the brain that extends three branches to the face. These sense and control chewing muscles. When the nerve misfires, brief but shooting pain may occur. Read More…

 

Vertebral Compression Fracture of the Spine

This is the collapse of one or more vertebrae. When the compression occurs, your spine may change its shape. Loss of bone density is the most common cause. Read More…

 

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