Orthopedic Intervention

Orthopedic Intervention Specialist
When you have back, neck, or another type of joint pain, conventional treatments, such as over-the-counter pain medications, might not provide effective relief. If your pain interferes with your regular activities, orthopedic intervention can help improve your quality of life. Dr. Gopal offers these types of treatments at New York Medicine Doctors, located in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City.

Orthopedic Intervention Q & A

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What causes spine pain and other types of joint pain?

Pain that affects your spine or other joints can develop from:

  • Trauma
  • Diseases
  • Gradual deterioration

When you sustain damage to cartilage, ligaments, and other soft tissue in your joints, you may experience sharp pain that comes and goes or a dull ache that’s constant. Joint pain can occur as a result of minor or major injuries, arthritis and other medical conditions that cause joint inflammation, age-related wear and tear, and overuse. Dr. Gopal conducts a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of your joint pain.

What is orthopedic intervention?

Orthopedic intervention is treatment aimed at relieving pain and other symptoms that affect the musculoskeletal system by addressing the underlying cause rather than merely masking symptoms with medication. This approach is recommended for a wide array of issues, including: sciatica, hip pain or other joint pain, and pain from a ligament injury or sprain.

What kinds of orthopedic intervention treatments are there?

Dr. Gopal offers several types of orthopedic intervention treatments for musculoskeletal problems. Some of these include:

  • Intercostal nerve blocks
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks

Dr. Gopal makes an accurate diagnosis to ensure that you get the most suitable type of treatment for your condition.

Are orthopedic-intervention treatments safe?

It’s understandable to be nervous about the injections that are part of orthopedic-intervention treatments. However, these treatments don’t cause severe pain. You might have slight soreness or discomfort in the treated area, but it’s only temporary. If you have any medical conditions or if you take medications, give Dr. Gopal this information before having treatments.

Do orthopedic intervention treatments work?

Orthopedic intervention treatments are generally successful at easing pain and other symptoms related to musculoskeletal problems. The amount of relief you feel and how long it lasts depend on how much pain you have, what’s causing it, and whether or not you take steps to prevent pain from coming back, such as staying physically active.

To get more details on orthopedic intervention for chronic pain, contact New York Medicine Doctors.

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