Frequently Asked Questions
• What is Crystal Coast Pain Management?
Crystal Coast Pain Management (CCPM) is a team of highly qualified professional physicians dedicated to helping ease patient chronic pain problems. We are composed of two anesthesiologists and one physiatrist who have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain and other pain conditions. All of our physicians have fellowship training or have their board certifications in their primary specialty and in Pain Management
• What types of pain does CCPM treat?
We specialize in the treatment of spine disorders such as spinal stenosis, herniated disc, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome, cervical and lumbar facet joint pain, lumbar disc pain (discogenic pain), sacroiliac pain, degenerative joint disease and joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, vertebral compression fracture, spinal fracture, pain caused by neuropathy and other chronic pain conditions.
• What are my treatment options?
At Crystal Coast Pain Management many treatment options include:
- X-ray guided spinal injections
- Epidural steroid injections
- Radio-frequency ablations for back, neck and shoulder pain
- Sympathetic blocks for nerve pain
- SInergy® for sacroiliac pain
- Biacuplasty® for discogenic pain
- Mild® for lumbar spinal stenosis
- Prolotherapy for muscle/joint pain
- Trigger point injections for muscle pain
- Spinal cord stimulator trials for severe and chronic neuropathic pain
- Discography for diagnosis of disc pain as well as medication management
- PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy
- Adult stem cell therapy
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• What should I expect on my first visit?
Your first visit to CCPM will be a detailed consultation with one of our physicians. The physician will review your medical records, xrays, take a detailed history of your pain condition and examine you. He will then discuss treatment options and determine the best care for you. We will stay in contact with your referring physician while you are being treated at CCPM.
• What should I expect during a procedure?
Most of the interventional procedures that we do are performed as an outpatient in our office. When necessary, the procedure can be performed in the ambulatory surgery center or hospital. Oral sedative medication can be provided if needed. Pre-procedure instructions (link to instructions?) are provided to you by one of our staff members. Once you arrive at our office, you will be escorted to the pre-procedure area by the nurse. She will review any changes in your health or medications and verify the type of procedure that is scheduled. Then you will be escorted in the procedure room where the staff will prepare you and the physician will perform the procedure. After completion, your will be escorted to the recovery area. You will be monitored and then discharged after meeting criteria for discharge. You can expect to be in this area for 15 to 30 minutes. Additional appointments will be scheduled, if needed, at the end of the procedure appointment.
• What types of insurance does CCPM accept?
We are in network with most major insurance policies. To review the complete list, please click on the insurance tab.
- Cigna • Southeast Community Care • AIH • Workman's Compensation
- Medicare • Vocational Rehab • Tricare • BCBS