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Pain & Injury Management

Whether the source of your pain is from an injury, accident or illness, Colorado Injury + Pain Specialists is devoted to providing you with relief. Our process begins with YOU and is built specifically for you and with you to meet your individual needs.

First, we listen to better understand your symptoms. Next, in consultation with your current physician(s), we will review your medical history and provide further diagnostic tests as necessary. Then, we’ll proceed to a comprehensive treatment plan that encompasses all of you and that’s individualized to your specific circumstance. Finally, we’ll monitor your progress and be with you every step of the way as you regain life, work and sport.

 

 

Short Term/Acute Pain TreatmentsShort Term/Acute Pain Treatments Colorado Pain

Acute pain is generally indicated as a sudden, sharp pain and can most often be associated with a specific event, disease or accident. Acute pain can range in severity from mild to excruciating and can last for moments or months. Most acute pain diminishes as the underlying cause of the pain is treated or as the body heals. Untreated acute pain can lead to long term chronic pain if not addressed by a medical professional.

Surgical Procedures
In some circumstances, surgery may be offered to manage acute pain. Surgery, due to it invasive nature is generally recommended only after all other options has been exhausted.

Systemic Pharmacotherapy
Your physician may recommend pharmaceutical options as part of your pain management program. We are very diligent when prescribing any kind of pain medication. We ensure that our patients do not have a history of drug dependency and to we closely  monitor all patients on any kind of pain medication.

CIPS understands the sensitive nature of prescribing pain medication to our patients. We maintain the highest standards to ensure the long term wellbeing of our patients.

Rehabilitation
Treating acute pain requires the ability to educate and motivate the patient regarding the importance of exercise as part of a comprehensive treatment program. The therapist has an integral role in our overall team approach, communicating with other providers about patient progress and additional modalities that may help a patient recover faster. Therapy options can include physical therapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy and other exercise and wellness programs.

Psychological Therapy
Psychologically-based assessments and therapies are essential to any comprehensive pain management program. Whether it is group therapy, relaxation therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, some combination of these interventions is necessary to achieve success.

Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies are increasingly being applied to acute pain and are popular among patients as a non-invasive way to manage pain. Evidence for the effectiveness of chiropractic techniques and acupuncture has been proven effective in managing various pain conditions, and the utilization of such techniques has increased over the last several years.

Injections

In treating acute pain, injections of local anesthetics with or without corticosteroids offer some diagnostic and therapeutic value. Studies show variable levels of effectiveness with this treatment.

Lifestyle
Changes in lifestyle, including exercise, weight loss, diet control, and smoking cessation, are also important ways of controlling pain and mediating long term damage to the body.

 

 

Long Term & Chronic Pain Treatments

Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a prolonged period of time, generally more than six months. Chronic pain can range from mild/light to excruciating and can be categorized as episodic or ongoing/continuous. Chronic pain can be merely an inconvenience or it can be totally incapacitating to an individual.
Due to the prolonged duration of chronic pain it can also take  a physical and emotional toll on the pain sufferer. Long Term & Chronic Pain Treatments

Injections
In treating chronic pain, injections of local anesthetics with or without corticosteroids offer some diagnostic and therapeutic value. Injections are typical most effective when used in conjunction with a comprehensive therapy program, including massage and physical therapy components and specific lifestyle augmentations.

Systemic Pharmacotherapy
Your physician may recommend pharmaceutical options as part of your pain management program. We are very diligent when prescribing any kind of pain medication. We ensure that our patients do not have a history of drug dependency and we closely monitor all patients on any type of prescription pain medication.

CIPS understands the sensitive nature of prescribing pain medication to our patients. We maintain the highest standards to ensure the long term wellbeing of our patients, and have strict guidelines for the use and compliance of medication that all patients must agree to follow.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Treating chronic pain requires the ability to educate the client about the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Committing to a comprehensive program of pain management includes a commitment to staying physically active. Our physical and occupational therapists are an essential part of our overall team approach.

Psychological
Psychologically-based assessments and therapies are essential to any comprehensive pain management program. Whether it is group therapy, relaxation therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, some combination of these interventions is necessary to achieve success.

Alternative Therapies

Increasingly, alternative therapies are being applied to chronic pain and are popular among clients. Evidence for effectiveness of chiropractic techniques and acupuncture has been proven effective in managing various pain conditions.

Surgical Procedures
In some circumstances, surgery may be offered to manage chronic pain. Surgery, due to the  invasive nature of typical procedures, is generally recommended only after all other options have been exhausted.

 

 

Accident & Injury Pain Treatments

Many acute pain issues are a result of a traumatic event, whether an accident in the workplace or at home, an injury sustained during recreation, or some other event. At Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists, our primary focus is not only on treating an individual’s pain symptoms in the short term, but by helping to rehabilitate the affected area and return you to form as quickly as possible. Short term solutions such as minimally invasive procedures can be utilized in tandem with a comprehensive physical therapy and exercise program designed to activate the affected site and restore you to the quality of life and level of activity you’re accustomed too.

A unique component of Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists program is the cooperation between our physicians and our in-house provider team, a group of fitness, exercise and therapy specialists.  Our team is dedicated to providing both rehabilitation and therapy post-injury, and injury prevention in the future, keeping you active longer, and improving your overall wellness and level of performance after the injury. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists has a program and a course of therapy that can help return you to life, work and sport without prolonged rehabilitation.

 

 

Disease Specific Pain Treatments

Chronic pain can often be caused by an underlying disease. Any disease, particularly those that affect joints, muscles, bones or tissues can cause significant chronic pain issues. Treatment varies widely by diagnosis, but some commonly treated diseases at Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists include the following:

At CIPS, our specialists will create a pain management program tailored to your specific needs and diagnosis. By utilizing a variety of modalities and the newest pain management treatments and techniques, we’ll be able to target your needs and set goals for functional restoration that are achievable. In addition, long term diseases that impact activity level can contribute to underlying pain symptoms. To that end, physical therapy, exercise therapy, and wellness programs can all play a large part in both alleviating pain and helping patients cope with the underlying diagnosis.

Minimally Invasive Pain Management Procedures

The Grand Junction pain management physicians at Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists are experts in performing pain relief and pain management procedures, typically a targeted injection of steroids and pain medication to the affected area to reduce pain and swelling. Minimally invasive pain management procedures have been proven to be a safe and effective way in treating both acute and chronic pain conditions. By administering medications directly to the affected pain site, we can help control the local pain and inflammation with significantly less medication than if one were using oral medications.

Pain management and minimally invasive procedures range in pain relief and duration, lasting typically from several weeks to several months. Minimally invasive procedures have a very low risk of complication, and are typically safe for all types of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain, typically in the joints, back or neck.

By combining steroids to reduce inflammation with pain medications designed to inhibit the pain receptors in an area, our pain management physicians can significantly reduce pain and improve functionality for patients. Minimally invasive procedures are typically part of a larger integrated pain management program, and can help patients complete physical therapy and rehabilitation that would have been unable to with their pain.

Pain management and minimally invasive procedures range in pain relief and duration, lasting typically from several weeks to several months. Minimally invasive procedures have a very low risk of complication, and are typically safe for all types of patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain, typically in the joints, back or neck.

Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists is Grand Junction's most experienced pain management group, with several specialists who focus solely on providing the highest quality of pain management procedures, including minimally invasive procedures. All of our physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in pain management, certifying their experience and advanced training in providing these procedures safely and effectively.

Common minimally invasive pain procedures performed at CIPS include:

  • Nerve Blocks (Therapeutic, Sympathetic, Diagnostic, Prognostic, Prophylactic)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)

  • Lumbar Steroid Injection (LSI)

  • Facet Injections

  • Sacroiliac (SI) Injections

  • Medial Branch blocks

  • Advanced diagnostic services,including epiduroscopy, discogram, & spine evaluations

  • Epidural steroid injections

  • Selective nerve transformational block

  • Peripheral nerve blocks

  • Trigger point injections

  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD Procedure)

  • Facet fusion techniques

  • Balloon kyphoplasty

  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)

  • Implantable pain infusion pumps (IDD)

  • Spinal cord stimulators (SCS)

  • Advance radiofrequency procedures (RFA)

  • Non-Surgical treatment of herniated discs, including interventional discectomy

  • Medical regimen design for chronic pain

  • Physical and licensed massage therapies

  • Behavioral pain management counseling

  • FLO – enhanced therapy & wellness

  • You don't have to live in pain anymore. If you are experiencing chronic or acute pain, or believe that a interventional pain management procedure might be able to offer you some pain relief from your current condition, contact Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists today at 970-242-0162 to schedule your appointment today.
     

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    201 West Park Drive • Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Fax (970) 242-1097

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