Pain Management by Board-Certified Physician
Pain is the most frequent reason patients see their doctors. Pain can be a most debilitating consequence of a variety of conditions and illnesses. It may impact all aspects of life, leading to a significant decrease in ones quality of life. It can range from very mild to unbearably severe. The more severe the pain, the more one will worry that it requires surgery to be treated. Fortunately, the vast majority of patients with back and neck pain do not need surgery, even if the pain is severe and extends down the nerves of the arms or legs. They need a pain management physician.
Jonathan Newton, MD, PhD, a board-certified pain management physician, provides physician-directed pain treatment for all types of pain, especially neck and back pain, but also arm pain, leg pain, abdominal pain and pelvic pain, to name but a few. Dr. Newton uses a variety of treatment methods including proven targeted injections with the use of a wide variety of supporting medications, including pain killers if needed, all scientifically proven methods of treating pain. Our primary goals are the reduction in pain and an improvement in function; allowing you to engage in your active life.
What is Chronic Pain?
Pain can occur at any time and last for hours to years. Pain that is of recent onset less than three month is usually considered acute pain. In the majority of cases this responds well without major intervention. Pain that has lasted three to six months is termed subacute. Pain that has lasted for six months or more is termed chronic pain. All pain has the potential to become chronic pain. Once pain has persisted for six months or more, there are cellular changes that occur at the pain site, in the spinal cord, and in the brain which cause pain not only to continue, but intensify. Appropriate treatment can not only stop this progression, but reverse the changes and provide most welcomed relief. Pain management is the specialized field of medicine dedicated to the treatment of pain that is usually chronic in nature.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
All of the procedures are minimally invasive and performed with small needles in our new and modern medical office in an outpatient setting. Since our clinic is not owned by a hospital and not affiliated with a surgical center, our procedures typically don't need precertification and are significantly less expensive (which is important if your deductible is not yet met or you have a high co-pay.)
An Individualized Pain Management Plan
Pain is a personal and unique ailment that needs to be treated in an individualized manner. We believe patients do best when their pain is accurately diagnosed, possibly the most important function of our clinic. Our physician collects a comprehensive history, performs a thorough physical examination, and uses specific imaging and targeted therapies to diagnose and treat your pain. NASPC uses a team approach to manage pain by directly communicating with your primary care physician, neurologist, surgeon, oncologist, physical therapist, Chiropractors, and mental health professionals to integrate all aspects of multimodal therapy to create an individualized plan of care for each patient.
As anyone who has driven in Atlanta knows, car accidents are a part of life. Unfortunately they can cause a great deal of pain. North Atlanta Spine and Pain Care is available to those who have been hurt in automobile accidents. All you need to do is call, and we will assist you in getting the appropriate care you need.
- back and neck pain
- arm and leg pain
- continued pain after spine surgery
- pain after car accidents
- work related inuries
- arthritic joint and back pain
- spinal disc pain
- spinal and peripheral nerve pain
- sciatic pain
- work related pain
- numbness and tingling
- muscle pains and spasms
- abdominal and pelvic pain
- shingles pain
- diabetic neuropathy pain
- cancer pain
- RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome leg or arm pain
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Facet Blocks
- Facet Radiofrequency Ablations
- Trigger Point Injections
- Medication Management
- Sacroiliac Joint Injections
- Bursa Injections
- Stellate Ganglion Blocks
- Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
- Ganglion of Impar and Hypogastric Sympathetic Blocks
- Major Joint Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Neuroma Injections
- Occipital Nerve Blocks