Advanced solutions for complex problems
Your care at Advanced PainCare will begin with a thorough consultation and examination. We create a personalized treatment plan designed for the most effective, long-lasting relief.
We provide a multitude of nonsurgical procedures to resolve your pain and restore you to your active life.
- Back, neck, and spinal pain
- Pinched nerves
- Lumbar sprain
- Radiating pain
- Muscle spasms
- Postural pain
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Post Operative Pain
- Disc Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Post Stroke
- Shingles & Postherpetic Neuralgia
- Spinal Stenosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Radiofrequency is a type of electrical energy used to temporarily interrupt or destroy nerves that transmit pain signals. Radiofrequency procedures are recommended when traditional nerve blocks are ineffective. Read More
Spinal cord stimulators
Spinal cord stimulators (SCS) are implantable medical devices used to treat chronic neurologic pain. Studies have demonstrated SCS efficacy in relieving select chronic pain disorders including failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy. Read More
Discography, or a discogram, is a diagnostic test that helps us discover or rule out one or more spinal discs as the source of your pain. When a patient’s symptoms are severe and persist despite conservative treatments, the results of other diagnostic tests (e.g. MRI, CT) prove inconclusive or a disc abnormality is suspected, the patient should have a discogram. Read More
Often a group of nerves (a plexus or ganglion) that causes pain to a specific body part can be turned off or blocked by an injection of nerve-numbing medicine. Nerve blocks can be used selectively to treat the cause of pain without surgery.
Ultrasound and XR guided injections
Injection therapy is often recommended for treatment of acute and chronic pain. Injections are often preferred over medications due to their relatively low risk and substantial benefits. But for injection therapy to be effective it must be precise. At Advanced PainCare, we use ultrasound and fluoroscope to guide each injection to ensure the most precise, effective treatment.
Low-level light therapy is scientifically proven more effective and safer than anti-inflammatory medications for a whole range of musculoskeletal conditions. Advanced PainCare is the first and only comprehensive pain care practice in the Harrisburg, PA area to provide low-level light therapy (LLLT). Read More
There are times when a medication is the most effective, safest therapeutic to manage acute or intractable pain. We carefully select prescription therapies to minimize risk and to maximize results with a mind to keeping side effect sot a minimum. Sometimes, natural amino acid based medical foods are prescribed to assist in the body’s recovery and pain relief.
Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives and back pain is one of the most frequent reasons people see their doctor and miss work. Epidural steroid injections reduce neck, mid and low back pain as well as the associated pain radiating into the arms , buttocks or legs. They are the most commonly performed procedure in most pain clinics across this nation. Safe and effective in a majority of patients, they are frequently recommended by Primary Care and Orthopedic Physicians and an first or second line treatment for spine-related pain. We perform all spine procedures with fluoroscopic guidance in accordance with the latest recommendations from the International Spine Intervention Society.
At Advanced PainCare we are wholly committed to staying abreast of the latest evidence based therapeutics for pain, especially if those therapeutics offer a safer, more natural alternative to our current therapies for resolving pain. Providing platelet–rich plasma (PRP) and adipose-derived stem cell injections is an example of how we’ve integrated the latest state of the art therapies into our practice to provide world-class care close to home. These therapies take advantage of our bodies’ embedded programming and biochemicals to restore damaged tissues and reduce pain. Platelets contain granules with growth factors that, when activated, trigger a cascade of healing reactions in tissues. Stem-cells have the ability to reproduce the target tissue where they are injected; they know what type of tissue to grow into based on their genetic programming. Especially helpful for tendon injuries, they therapies show promise for attenuating joint disease and pain as well. Read More
Amino Acid Therapy
Chronic conditions affecting our bodies change our metabolism and how our body utilizes certain nutrients; this affects the way our nervous system functions. Prescription-only amino acid based medical foods are developed to meet the distinct metabolic demands of a disease, providing the resources to restore and maintain health. As standalone medications or used in conjunction with other prescription or non-prescription medication, patients taking amino acid based medical foods have demonstrated a significant reduction in pain and inflammation compared to baseline. We employ several products to reduce pain from inflammation, damaged nerves and fibromyalgia. We have a natural amino acid based sleep inducer that is safe to use in conjunction with any co-existing medical condition and medication.
At Advanced PainCare, we strongly believe that good nutrition is one of the pillars of Wellness. We work closely with a Masters level dietician to provide our patients with optimal level recommendations based upon their medical history, physical condition, and needs. We also offer a line of prescription and no-prescription nutritional support products tailored to each patients individual needs.
Prolotherapy is a unique and well documented approach to treating pain from a variety of causes. The goal of this treatment is to stimulate healing of damaged tendons, ligaments and other tissues. Our body has an amazing capacity to self-heal through inflammation; we experience this as swelling, redness and pain. Unfortunately, our bodies generally stop short of complete healing. The good news is that we can stimulate healing to continue by injecting triggering agents into damaged tissue. By inciting inflammation we can encourage our body to heal tendons, ligaments, bone, skin and more. The procedure involves injecting a dextrose and lidocaine solution into the injured area. A brief period of enhanced pain generally occurs but this is a sign of regeneration taking place.
Prolotherapy can be used to treat back pain, pain after surgery, painful scars, tennis or golfer’s elbow, knee and shoulder pain, TMJ, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and ligament injuries.
Prolotherapy is very safe and has few adverse effects. It is important to realize, however, that tissue renewal is a process and a series of injections will be necessary provide adequate sustained results. It is not covered by local insurance plans so it will involve a cash payment based on the complexity of the treatment.