Pain Connection Blog

with Dr. Mehta rss


Facet Blocks vs Nerve Block Injections

Facet Blocks vs Nerve Block Injections

by Stephanie Meadows
Pain-relief injections are a highly effective, nonsurgical way to provide lasting relief for muscle, joint, and nerve pain. Depending on the location and source of your pain, different types of injections may be used to provide relief. Two of the most common and effective treatments are facet blocks and nerve blocks.

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

Practice Update: Dr. Mahendru Speaks at India Pain Update conference

by Stephanie Meadows
At Pain Specialists of Austin, we specialize in helping individuals whose chronic pain has not responded to treatments such as medication and physical therapy. Our patients are individuals who are experiencing chronic pain, and, have consulted with their physicians about seeking alternative, advanced treatment options to treat their long-lasting, debilitating pain caused by injury, illness, or disease.

What is transverse carpal ligament pain?

What is transverse carpal ligament pain?

by Yenny (SU)
Your wrist is one of the hardest-working joints in the body. The work that many of us do with our hands, including writing or typing, can contribute to repetitive stress pain in the wrist. Part of the wrist’s complex anatomy is the transverse carpal ligament; the main ligament involved in carpal tunnel syndrome.

News and Events

News and Events

by Yenny (SU)
At Pain Specialists of Austin, we are on the leading edge of regenerative medicine. Dr. Mahendru recently attended a medical symposium to discuss the enhancement of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatments. MSC’s are unique cells because they are not specialized for one particular purpose. Known as undifferentiated, they are more like living biological plastics that can become other specialized forms of cells such as bone, cartilage, or connective tissues, as needed.

Managing Cancer Pain

Managing Cancer Pain

by Yenny (SU)
Millions of Americans are diagnosed each year with cancer. While not all cancers cause pain, cancer pain can be a significant part of the cancer symptoms for many patients. Research shows that as many as one out of every three cancer patients struggle with some degree of significant cancer pain. At one time, there were few options for dealing with pain caused by cancer, but new developments in medical care are helping patients fight their battle with less discomfort and greater hope.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

What is Regenerative Medicine?

by Rismary Cabrera
Regenerative medicine represents what may turn out to be the greatest leap forward in medicine since the discover of penicillin. Regenerative medicine is based on the harnessing potential regenerative processes using adult stem cells, as well as other therapies such as tissue engineering. In short, it is an emerging field that may allow for new forms of treatment that can heal or replace tissues and organs damaged by disease, birth defects and injury. Researchers are working tirelessly to create treatments that can renew and recreate the human body in ways that previous generations could only imagine.

What Are Adult Stem Cells and Why Are They a Medical Game Changer?

What Are Adult Stem Cells and Why Are They a Medical Game Changer?

by Shearly (SU)
Adult stem cells are called undifferentiated cells, meaning that they can change to create other kinds of specialized cells. There are many different types of these stem cells within your body. Each kind of tissue in your body has a specific set of stem cells. This means that they can be taken from your own body from blood, bone marrow, skin, bone, skeletal muscle, teeth and other organs.

What are Facet Blocks?

What are Facet Blocks?

by Shearly (SU)
Facet blocking is a treatment created to provide targeted relief for those suffering from debilitating back pain. Spinal facet joints are the small spaces located between the vertebrae of your spine. These articular processes act as stabilizing joints, allowing you to rotate, bend and move. In short, spinal facet joints provide your spine the strength and stability you need to function on a daily basis.

Healing at the Speed of YOU: The FASTRAC Program

Healing at the Speed of YOU: The FASTRAC Program

by Shearly (SU)
You are at work, and it seems like any normal day. And then it happens. You bent down to pick up a box and your sciatica acted up, rendering you almost completely immobilized and in pain. What do you do? You need urgent relief, but it can take days to get in to see your doctor, and possibly weeks until you can see a pain specialist.

DRG Therapy: The Future of Orthopedics

DRG Therapy: The Future of Orthopedics

by Shearly (SU)
Sufferers of chronic pain, rejoice! New techniques like DRG therapy are helping those who live with chronic pain find relief. DRG, or Dorsal Root Ganglion therapy, is a procedure whereby stimulation can be applied to a specific area of the body. In other words, the Doral Root Ganglion is a cluster of nerve cells in the spinal cord. By stimulating the Dorsal Root Ganglion, doctors can now treat chronic pain in the extremities efficiently and accurately!