Pain Institute of Nevada is the oldest and well-established medical practice in Southern Nevada specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with difficult and or chronic painful conditions. Caring for people with difficult and chronic pain problems since 1989. Drs Walter M. Kidwell and Dr. Katherine Travnicek are dedicated to
Pain Institute of Nevada is the oldest and well-established medical practice in Southern Nevada specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with difficult and or chronic painful conditions. Caring for people with difficult and chronic pain problems since 1989. Drs Walter M. Kidwell and Dr. Katherine Travnicek are dedicated to relieving patients' pain and suffering as much as possible. We see patients on referral from their physicians or other health care providers, insurance or attorneys.
CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.
Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
When you’re in pain, it’s tough to think about anything else. Reclaim your life, with a comprehensive pain management treatment plan designed to reduce discomfort and improve and restore function. Here is a list of what procedures Dr. Travnicek MD FIPP specializes in:
MYOBLOC / BOTOX IN OFFICE
These injections are a minimally invasive treatment option for patients suffering from dystonia, spasticity, and myofascial pain of neck and back pain
This is an diagnostic injection technique used to evaluate patients with spine pain who have not responded to extensive conservative (nonsurgical) care regimens. The most common use of discography is for surgical planning any regenerative medicine injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma or Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC).
EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS
An epidural steroid injection is a very effective, low risk, minimally invasive treatment used to treat chronic pain from disc herniations or disc bulges. Epidural steroid injections have been a mainstay of pain management for over 60 years because they work well; several types are available depending on your condition.
Sacroiliac, Hip, Knee, Shoulder depending on diagnosis
NEUROMODULATION - SPINAL CORD STIMULATORS (SCS) & DORSAL ROOT GANGLION STIMULATION
Spinal cord stimulation is one treatment for chronic pain. A small medical device sends signals to your spinal cord or to the dorsal root. These signals keep the chronic pain messages from being sent to your brain.
Nerve blocks, or neural blockades, are procedures that can help diagnosis, prevent or manage many different types of intractable pain. They are often injections of medicines that block pain from specific nerves. They’re meant to bring pain relief rather than total loss of feeling.
PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION
Used to treat chronic nerve pain from any cause that failed surgery, to prevent surgery or when neural blockades do not last. A small medical device sends signals to your brain to reduce painful signal transmission.
QUTENZA PATCH IN OFFICE
QUTENZA® (capsaicin) 8% topical system is indicated in adults for the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) and for neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RFA)
Used to treat chronic pain caused by spinal injury, arthritis and/or failed surgeries in the spine, hip, knee and foot. The most common condition treated is degenerative arthritis of the facet joints in the neck or back. RFA uses thermal energy to destroy tiny sensory nerve endings.