Dr. Harris Shaikh and his team at Nova Spine & Pain Centers take an all-encompassing approach to treating varieties of pain through a multitude of procedures and treatment options. This range of options is enabled by Dr. Shaikh’s unique qualifications. He is triple-board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
He is triple-board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology – Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Pain management is a medical practice born out of treating people who suffer from all types of pain. As the field of medicine has learned more about the complexities of pain, it has become more important to have physicians with specialized knowledge and skills to treat these conditions, whether spinal, musculoskeletal, neuropathic or related to injury, nerve damage or conditions such as diabetes.
Pain management can include a number of minimally invasive procedures, such as:
- Facet joint rhizotomy
- Genicular nerve blocks
- Hypogastric plexus blocks
- Intrathecal pump trials
- Knee injections
- Lumbar sympathetic blocks
- Medial branch blocks
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Selective nerve root blocks
- Shoulder injections
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Stellate ganglion blocks
- Transforaminal epidural injections
Pain management does not, however, need to be limited to just a procedure-related approach, and can also be interwoven with light activity, such as swimming or yoga, or medication and medication management.
Other techniques in Nova Spine & Pain Centers’ rounded approach involve the biopsychosocial method. This method incorporates a detail-oriented plan to diagnosing and treating causes of pain, some of which have only been discovered within the last 20 years:
- Activities of daily living
- Environmental stressors
- Family environment
- Personal relationships
- Social expectations
- Work history
With this approach comes a much more precise understanding of where different types of pain stem from, and how Nova Spine & Pain Centers can make a personalized plan to help patients recover from their pain.
The biological aspect of pain management therapy incorporates a patient’s bodily systems in relation to his or her health. Identifying the biological piece of the biopsychosocial method is often the basis for designing a comprehensive plan to diagnose chronic pain.
The psychological aspect of pain management relates to psychological conditions and outside stressors that can affect the nervous system. The state of the nervous system can play a crucial role in how a person reacts to an injury or illness which can lead to chronic pain.
Social aspects in relation to pain management can incorporate a number of variables. On a social level, these factors can affect the way a patient perceives pain and/or views his or her own health. This plays an important role in determining the proper pain management techniques that are specific to that person.
Our team of expert pain management specialists offer cutting-edge procedures that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our patients on an individual and detail-oriented basis. We take great pride in our thorough approach to determining the necessary procedures to ensure that all of our patients have the best possible outcome.
Nova Spine & Pain Centers treat a large variety of varying conditions related to chronic pain. We treat and provide a multi-faceted approach to patients suffering from spinal conditions, chronic pain conditions and lower conditions. Our expert specialists have the knowledge to diagnose and properly manage all pain-related conditions, and wish to serve our patients to the very best of our abilities.