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Antero A Trujillo, MD
(316) 648-4759
513 S Woodlawn St PMB 808
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks
Group Practice: Pain IN Intervention Cnsltnts

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Robert Jason Ain, MD
(316) 686-7327
817 N White Tail St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1999

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Gregory Chas Meister, MD
(316) 618-1515
1625 N Stagecoach Ct
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1989

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Timothy Wolff, D.O.
1245 N. West Street
Wichita, KS
 
William Alexander, M.D.
1431 South Bluffview
Witchita, KS
 
Chandrasekhar Tokala, MD
1515 S Clifton Ave Ste 200
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jeff D Fenn, DR.
(316) 722-4247
2548 N. Maize Ct. 104
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Pain Management
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald Brown, M.D.
818 North Emporia #409
Wichita, KS
 
Amitabh Goel, M.D.
3311 East Murdock
Wichita, KS
 
Greg Meister, M.D.
1515 South Clifton
Wichita, KS
 
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Injections for Pain

Pain Management: A Patient's Guide to Injections for Pain

Introduction

Injections are commonly used by pain specialists, both to help diagnose the painful condition and to help treat the painful condition.

This guide will help you understand

  • the difference between diagnostic and therapeutic injections
  • what the common medications injected are intended to do
  • the risks and benefits of injections for pain

Rationale

What is the difference between diagnostic and therapeutic injections?

Injections used for pain management can be divided into two categories: diagnostic injections and therapeutic injections.

Diagnostic injections are intended to help your doctor determine what part of the body is causing the pain you are experiencing. The part that is causing the pain is sometimes referred to as the pain generator. Diagnostic injections are used by your doctor to determine the pain generator by a process of elimination. You should also understand that there may be more than one part that is painful. There may be several pain generators.

The process of finding the pain generator begins with a careful history and physical examination. This may lead to a differential diagnosis. The differential diagnosis is a list of all the possibilities that the physician can think of that best fit with the findings from the initial history and physical examination. Once the differential diagnosis list has been determined, the goal is to figure out which item on the list is actually causing your symptoms.

The next step may be to obtain x-rays , MRI scan , or CT scans. Each of these radiological tests gives your doctor information about the structure of your spine, bones and joints. These images may show abnormalities that may account for your pain. For example, a spine x-ray may show arthritis of the joints of the spine that could be causing the pain that you are experiencing. But, simply because the structural abnormality could be causing your pain does not mean that it is. Structural abnormalities are commonly seen on radiological tests. Many of these abnormalities are not necessarily causing pain.

The rationale behind diagnostic injections is simple: If a structural abnormality identified on the radiological tests is causing your pain, and if your doctor can inject that structure to temporarily numb that and only that specific structure and the pain stops temporarily, then it makes sense that this is what is actually causing your pain.

It is also likely that you may have several abnormalities visible on the radiological tests. It may be unclear which abnormality is the cause of your symptoms. For example, you may have several intervertebral discs that appear worn out on the MRI scan of your lumbar spine. It could be that all of the discs are causing your pain - or it could be that there is only one disc causing your pain. If you are considering surgery, you would want to be sure which disc is causing the pai...

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