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Everyone’s Pain is Unique to Them

vectorstock_1543471To be alive is to have experienced pain at one time or another. A child running around a pool slips on the wet concrete and scrapes his knee. A woman who sits in the same position in front of a computer screen day and day out develops a gnawing ache in her fingers and forearms. A man working at the luggage ramp at the airport wrenches his back when he tries to pick up a bag that turns out to be much heavier than it looked. Physical pain is unavoidable and part of the human experience.

But what happens when pain won’t go away? What happens when pain reaches a point where it disrupts your ability to live your life as you normally would? Chronic pain can be a warning sign of a more serious underlying internal problem.

That’s where we come in.

shutterstock_188109887Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a growing specialty for physicians devoted to treating pain – whether it be acute, sub-acute or chronic. Pain can manifest in a multitude of ways, with a variety of symptoms. Depending on the cause and the location of the problem, a person can describe very distinct sensations regarding their discomfort. Also, particular adjectives used to describe one’s pain (i.e. shooting, electrical, burning, etc) can be telltale signs of certain types of pain and lead your physician to a particular diagnosis over another.

It’s not always easy to put into words what you are feeling or to label the type of pain you have – let alone figure out the cause. At the Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management we understand this, and specialize in treating a wide variety of pain syndromes.

Featured Conditions Include:

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, especially after age 40. It is our most common health complaint, second only to headaches. Back pain is one the leading causes for people to take time off work and costs billions of dollars a year in healthcare costs to treat.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Symptoms of a neck sprain or strain may be similar to other spinal disorders. An accurate diagnosis by a physician with expertise in cervical and spinal disorders is the most important first step in finding safe, effective treatment.

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Neuropathy is a general term typically used to describe abnormalities of nerve function and structure. The causes of neuropathy range from physical injury and infection to inherited genetic disorders and systemic disease.

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee pain is one the most common diseases of advanced age. More than 12% of the American population will experience the pain and functional limitations from osteoarthritis of the knee. Half of those are predicted to develop symptomatic OA of the knee by 85 years of age.

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Diagnosing Pain

Diagnostic Injections

In many cases, it can be quite difficult to tell where pain is coming from.  Even the best MRI cannot tell what exactly is causing your pain.  Our pain doctors use sophisticated injections called “diagnostic blocks” to test which nerve is sending painful signals to the brain. By injecting a small amount of local anesthetic onto an painful nerve or inflamed area, we can find out where the problem is coming from.  This helps us determine where to focus the treatment to alleviate your pain.

Facet Injections & Medial Branch Blocks

Facets are small joints that connect one vertebrae to the next.  One or more of them can become arthritic (just like the knee or another joint) and cause pain in the neck or spine with bending, twisting, standing or walking.  Because there are so many of them (50 to be exact) – there is no way to tell exactly which one or ones are causing the pain.  The gold-standard to find the source is procedure called a facet block or medial branch block.

Fluoroscopy & Cineradiography

The structures that cause pain are typically deep beneath the skin and cannot be seen with the naked eye.  In order to deliver treatment with the utmost precision, targeting only the painful areas, our doctors use a cutting-edge machine called a fluoroscope.  It uses real-time X-ray to visualize nerves, joints, bones and even the spine without making a single incision in the skin.  Fluoroscopy is completely painless and takes seconds to use.


Back Pain

Cancer Pain

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Cervical Radiculopathy

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

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Facial Pain

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome


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Headaches & Migraines

Herniated Disc


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Low Back Pain

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Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar Radiculopathy

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Neck Strains & Sprains




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Pelvic Pain

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Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
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Pudendal Neuralgia

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Spinal Stenosis

(Facet Pain)



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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Vertebral Compression Fracture

More Conditions

Joint Pain & Sports Injuries

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Golf Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Head & Facial Pain

  • Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Tension Headaches


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Tension Headaches
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Testicular Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Common Pain Syndromes

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging Disc
  • Back After a Car Accident
  • Extruded Disc
  • Intracatble Post-Surgical Pain
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post Stroke Pain/Central Pain
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Whiplash
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Testicular Pain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome