Considering only therapeutic procedures and not the diagnostic procedures, our goal is to either decrease the inflammation in the painful area or in the case of nerve blocks, to decrease the transmission of pain signals. This is translated into a significant decrease in the painful symptoms. For the most part these effects are time limited which can range from days to years depending on the therapy and individual response. We use this opportunity of improved pain to work on the source of the problem. Then we complement your therapy during this time with work on physical exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation and other factors that will maintain your quality of life and help decrease the pain long term.