New Pain Solutions
James Robles, MD, FIPP
Anti-Aging Medicine & Interventional Pain Specialist located in Weslaco, TX
Pain can negatively impact every area of your life, from work to personal relationships. As one of the top-rated interventional pain management specialists in the United States practice for more than 20 years, James Robles, MD, offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating pain at New Pain Solutions in Weslaco, Texas. If you suffer from chronic, seemingly incurable pain, call or book an appointment online to find fast and effective relief.
Pain Management Q & A
What is interventional pain management?
Dr. Robles views pain management as a working partnership with you to overcome your specific type of pain. If your pain is chronic (persistent) and doesn’t improve with treatment, Dr. Robles can help. He applies one or more minimally invasive techniques to relieve your pain, such as:
- Fluoroscopy-guided epidural injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Sacroiliac injections
- Nutritional therapy
- Physical therapy
Dr. Robles creates a customized treatment plan that best addresses your unique type of pain and lifestyle needs. Depending on your condition, he may use one of these treatments independently or in conjunction with other modalities.
What conditions may require pain management medicine?
Chronic pain is a medical condition in and of itself, but persistent pain can result from a host of injuries and medical conditions. Dr. Robles applies interventional pain management techniques in the treatment of many problems, such as:
- Back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated discs
- Foot pain
- Bone spurs
- Pelvic pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Nerve injury
- Stroke and brain injuries
- Rotator cuff tear
- Temporomandibular pain (TMJ)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
He also treats pain that results from a surgical procedure (postoperative pain), pain from serious burns, and phantom limb pain that may occur after an amputation.
What should I expect from a pain management plan?
Before he develops your personalized pain management plan, Dr. Robles performs a thorough physical exam. He asks you to describe your pain, lifestyle, and treatment goals while he listens attentively.
Depending on your needs, he may recommend one or more of the following techniques:
Fluoroscopy-guided spine injection
Dr. Robles uses X-ray technology to create real-time images of your spine. The guidance of these images helps him precisely locate the areas of pain. He may use one or more of the following types of pain-relieving injections:
- Epidural steroid injection
- Nerve root block
- Lumbar facet injection
These injections deliver medicines directly to the source of your pain. Dr. Robles uses spine injections for a variety of back pain problems, such as spinal stenosis.
This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to disrupt the nerve fibers that transmit pain signals to your brain. Dr. Robles most commonly uses this technique to treat chronic back pain from arthritis.
Spinal cord stimulation
A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that delivers electrical stimulation to block pain signals from your spinal nerves. Dr. Robles inserts the device in a minimally invasive procedure while you’re under gentle sedation.
These are just a few examples of the wide range of techniques Dr. Robles employs. To learn more about your options for managing pain, call New Pain Solutions or book an appointment online today.