We prefer to avoid pain by taking steps to prevent it from occurring, such as carefully going down the stairs, not touching something that is too hot or by walking carefully on an icy sidewalk. Yet, there are instances where we are burdened by acute or chronic pain despite our best efforts and is often not something we caused. That’s where Garden State Pain Control comes in.
Who We Are
Since their founding in 1994, Garden State Pain Control has had the singular goal of helping those struggling with chronic and acute pain by providing comprehensive pain management in a compassionate, professional manner. They use cutting-edge technology in the field of pain medicine and their highly-trained physicians have diverse expertise in a variety of areas. These areas include minimally-invasive surgeries, rehabilitation, behavioral therapy, medical management, and interventional pain techniques.
Their team includes doctors who are experts in innovative procedures and are up to date on the latest in pain management medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma injections, which offers an alternative approach to pain management. While platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and scars, platelet-rich plasma is also used to stimulate healing and alleviate pain.
What They Treat
Garden State Pain Control treats a variety of different ailments such as:
- Hand and wrist pain, often from carpal tunnel, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis
- Pain caused by an automobile accident
- Back, leg, and neck pain
- Nerve injuries and pinched nerves
- Chronic pain
- Back, knee, and neck pain after surgery
What They Do
When it comes to testing and treating pain, they have many different options available for an assortment of pain causing problems.
When a person feels physical pain, the nerves and muscles create electrical signals that are interpreted by the brain as pain. There are conditions and injuries that slow or alter the movement of the electrical signals. Electrodiagnostic testing measures the strength and speed of the signals coming from the muscles, which can help doctors diagnose the problem. This is completed in less than an hour.
Electromyography (EMG) Test
Using tiny electrodes to test the electrical activity of the muscles and motor neurons is another test doctors can perform. The electrodes are inserted into the muscles and the electrical activity sends those signals to the machine. The signals are then turned into numerical values, sounds, or graphs to be interpreted by the physician.
Muscles don’t normally produce electrical signals when they are resting and the electrical activity increases as the muscle contracts, with forceful contractions producing the most electrical activity. This is why EMG testing tests muscles when they are resting, slightly contracted, and forcefully contracted. This gives doctors a comparison to determine the issue the patient is experiencing.
Nerve Conduction Velocity Test
During this test, the physician will place two electrodes on the patient’s skin over a nerve. One electrode sends a mild electrical pulse to the nerve while the other electrode records how the nerve responds. The doctor measures the distance between the two electrodes to calculate how fast the nerve transmits the signal and how long it takes to travel to the other electrode.
Garden State Pain Control doesn’t believe anyone should have to suffer from pain. Patients will receive the highest quality of care no matter the cause or location of the pain they are experiencing. Contact them today to book an appointment.