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Medical Specialties – Pain Management

 

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Specialized Pain Management
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At Specialized Pain Management, a clinic with six locations, including Las Vegas, Nevada, and Henderson, NV, Dr. Daniel Batlan delivers a professional standard of pain management care to patients impacted by problems of back pain, cancer pain, and arthritis. An MD with more than two decades of experience, Dr. Daniel Batlan underwent post-doctoral specialist training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic.

Pain management physicians focus on diagnosing and treating all kinds of pain, including pain with an obvious cause, such as an injury, and pain with no obvious cause, such as fibromyalgia. Pain management physicians treat pain using medications, including opioids and non-opioids, and through interventional techniques such as nerve blocks, physical therapy, and counseling.

When working with patients, pain management physicians develop personalized and comprehensive treatment plans by carefully examining key metrics, including medical histories and results from laboratory or imaging tests.

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Pain Management

 

Cortisone Use in Pain Management Therapy

One of the most common procedures utilized by Dr. Daniel Batlan involves the injection of small amounts of cortisone into the spine to alleviate pain associated with degenerative conditions and other ailments. This treatment, along with other services offered by Dr. Daniel Batlan at the Specialized Pain Management clinic, is meant to treat those who experience moderate to severe pain.

 

Cortisone, one of the hormones released by the adrenal glands when a person responds to stress, is a steroid hormone. When it is introduced to the body’s immune system, cortisone reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling at the injury site. Inflammation of a particular joint, tendon, or bursa can be relieved through a cortisone shot directly into the shoulder, knee, or elbow. Dr. Daniel Batlan also offers epidural, facet, trigger point, sacroiliac, hip and knee, and stellate ganglion injections. After a cortisone shot has been administered, pain relief often begins within twelve (12) hours.

 

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For more information about pain management options, individuals can visit the Specialized Pain Management website at www.treatpainlv.com. This comprehensive website includes extensive information about the field of pain management, as well as the educational background of Dr. Daniel Batlan and numerous testimonial letters from his patients.

Pain Management Practices

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In order to treat patients appropriately, pain management physician Dr. Daniel Batlan uses established medical practices. These approaches include: documenting subjective complaints via detailed medical history, establishing objective findings via examination and other studies, assessing a patient’s condition by achieving an accurate diagnosis, and providing a treatment plan to manage pain and its underlying conditions. Some of the treatment techniques Dr. Batlan employs with his patients include the following.

1. Medication Management: In some cases, controlled, supervised medication administration remains the most reliable method for treating pain. Pain medications may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, and anesthetics. Additional pain relievers include anticonvulsants, which may relieve nerve pain; disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs); and other agents that may help manage pain from rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

2. Nerve Blocks: Highly effective at relieving multiple types of pain, nerve blocks consist of strategically injected medications that “turn off” pain signals from a given area. Although results vary, for many patients that pain relief can last months or even years. Nerve blocks may effectively treat pain from degenerative arthritis or bulging discs in the neck and back, sciatica, spinal stenosis, neuropathy (including from diabetes), headaches, endometriosis, some cancer pain, and pain associated with internal organ disease such as pancreatitis.

3. Spinal Column Stimulators: These implantable electronic devices treat chronic back pain using electrical stimulation. Units generate electrical pulses to the spinal column via small leads running under the skin. These pulses modify or interrupt pain signal transmission.At his practice, Dr. Batlan tests a temporary device for effectiveness before the permanent device is implanted. The permanent device is entirely placed underneath the skin (similar to a heart pacemaker), and often the permanent stimulator can be inserted in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. Spinal Column Stimulation is the most advanced means of achieving profound pain control, and it may be indicated for patients that suffer from single or multiple failed back surgeries, patients that are not candidates for formal spine surgery, or selected patients that suffer from neuropathies such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YqfmFVlmDE&feature=related

4. Trigger Point Injections: Helpful in treating muscle pain or spasms, trigger point injections contain an anesthetic and, sometimes a corticosteroid. Dr. Batlan uses a small needle to inject these substances into knots of muscle in order to relax them and diminish pain.

5. Joint Injections: Dr. Batlan uses these simple in-office injections to help relieve pain in joints, such as hips or knees.

You can learn more about Dr. Daniel Batlan and Specialized Pain Management at the website: www.treatpainlv.com