• 3315 N Valdosta Rd. Suite A.
    Valdosta, GA 31601
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    Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
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Treatments

Our Treatments

Visit The Migraine and Spine Clinic for your immediate relief to head, neck and back pain.  These types of pain disorders commonly present as migraines, radiating pain from the neck to the shoulders, and lower back pain with or without sciatica (pain that radiates from the lower back down into the hip and back of the legs).

We offer injections and nerve blocks to treat your pain. Learn more about the treatment options offered to improve your every day.  

Occipital or Supraorbital Nerve Block

Migraines are very common and can be extremely painful. There are many treatment options out there but if you have reoccurring pain especially with pain over the back of the head you can find relief with either an occipital and supraorbital nerve block treatment.

The nerve block inhibits or blocks the chronic signals that are sent to the brain, processed and perceived as headache pain. A steroid injection is administered that reduces the inflammation and swelling of tissue around the occipital nerves.

What should I expect?

For the procedure, you’ll be seated or lying down. The injection itself only takes a few minutes,  and is done without full sedation. Patients will receive an injection to the back of their head with a small needle. There is local anesthetic on the injection site and the patient may experience minor discomfort.

You will rest for a while in the office. We advise the patient to take it easy for several hours after the procedure. You may want to apply ice to the injected area. Most patients can drive themselves home and return to normal activity after a few hours.

Pain relief does vary from person to person; it may be nearly instantaneous for one individual, but take a day or more for another, but can last up to several months.

Migraine Management

Migraine Management IS a different approach to migraines than urgent care treatment. Our urgent care treatments are designed to treat and stop active migraine ATTACKS. Migraine management is a long term approach with the goals to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, decrease the intensity of breakthrough attacks, AND GIVE THE PATIENT A HIGHER QUALITY OF LIFE.

What should I expect?

We CUSTOMIZE MIGRAINE MANAGEMENT PLANS TO EACH INDIVIDUAL PATIENT. WHAT WORKS FOR SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT WORK FOR OTHERS. We accomplish this through migraine education, lifestyle modifications, vitamin supplements, physical therapy, prescription medications, and Botox.

We take all AVAILABLE treatments into consideration to best serve you, your family, and your lifestyle. The first appointment typically lasts 30-45mins with follow up appointments typically lasting 15-30mins. Regardless, if it’s your first visit or your 100th we will take the necessary time at each appointment. Our main goal is to help you manage your migraines SO THAT YOU CAN live the best life possible.

Trigger Point Injections

If you’re suffering from muscle spasms and inflammation in one localized area, you may be suffering from trigger points. Trigger points can occur in various regions of the body. Common sites for these tender points include the rhomboid and trapezius muscles, which are located in the upper back and shoulder regions. They’re also common in the lower back and extremity musculature.  But also can be seen in the head area in the form of major headaches.

Trigger point injections can help provide pain relief in these areas by deactivating the trigger point. The medication can help block pain receptors within the nerves that surround the muscle and or reduce inflammation and swelling of the tissue surrounding the nerve, which helps to reduce pain signal transmission to the brain.

What should I expect?

For the procedure, you’ll be seated or lying down. The injection itself only takes a few minutes, and is done without full sedation. Patients will receive an injection in the site of the trigger point. A local anesthetic may be applied to numb the area prior to the injection to make the procedure more comfortable for you.

You will rest for a while in the office.  The area may be tender so you may want to apply ice or heat to the tender area to help. We encourage you to remain active after the procedure in an effort to put the affected muscle through its’ full range of motion in the week after the injection.

Pain relief does vary from person to person and it may be recommended to receive multiple injections several weeks apart to provide optimal relief.

Suprascapular Nerve Block

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, it could be your suprascapular Nerve also known as the Rotator Cuff.  Pain can occur in the shoulder because it gets pinched or compressed.  You can lose your range of motion and experience pain every time you move or lift your arm and can even cause of the muscles.

 A Suprascapular nerve block is an injection of steroid near the suprascapular nerves and nerve fibers. We feel for the notch in the middle of the top border of the shoulder blade and then insert a small needle to numb the nerves in your shoulder.

What should I expect?

For the procedure, you’ll be seated. The injection itself only takes a few minutes, and is done without full sedation. Patients will receive an injection in the notch of the shoulder blade.  A local anesthetic may be applied to numb the area prior to the injection to make the procedure more comfortable for you.

You will rest for a while in the office.  The area may be tender so you may want to apply ice or heat to the tender area to help. We advise the patient to take it easy for several hours after the procedure. Most patients can drive themselves home and return to normal activity the next day.

Pain relief does vary from person to person and it may be recommended to receive multiple injections several weeks apart to provide optimal relief.

Sciatic Nerve Block

Sciatic nerve pain can be an irritating pain to something more intense and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. People usually fell a tingling, numbness and weakness in the lower back area. This is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg.

A sciatic nerve block is an injection of medication directly to the nerve, designed to block the pain signal being sent to the brain by a compressed sciatic nerve root.

What should I expect?

For the procedure, sciatic nerve block is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that will be done right in our office. An injection to the sciatica nerve site is made where the inflammation is occurring.

You will rest for a while in the office for a few hours.  We advise the patient to take it easy for several hours after the procedure. You may want to apply ice to the injected area. Most patients can drive themselves home and return to normal activity the next day.

Pain relief does vary from person to person; it may be nearly instantaneous for one individual, but take a day or more for another, but can last up to several months.