Compassionate, Interdisciplinary Approach To Fighting Your Worst
There has never been a pain relief specialist quite like Washington
Bryan II, MD. Thats because Dr. Bryan takes an extremely compassionate
interdisciplinary approach to helping every patient fight their
Dr. Bryan is board-certified in both
anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
He has treated thousands of pain patients during over seven years
in practice. And he is willing to use the full armamentarium of
technology, treatments and modalities to effectively reduce or eliminate
every patients pain.
Dr. Bryan spends a great deal of time with his
patients, learning the nature of their problems, taking detailed
health histories and discussing failed treatments, lifestyle changes
and a wide array of treatment options.
These can include nerve blocks, trigger-point
injections, Botox, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS),
acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, nutrition counseling, medication
management and even magnet therapy.
Among the more advanced treatment options
are spinal cord and brain stimulation, intraspinal drug infusion
and radiofrequency nerve lesioning, or radiofrequency ablation.
Radiofrequency nerve lesioning is the
promising result of a search for a nonsurgical technique capable
of stopping pain at its source. Its a more refined technique
for destroying damaged nerves based on the thermocoagulation of
those nerves using an electrode capable of producing accurate temperatures.
Dr. Bryan has used this technique successfully with arthritis sufferers,
cancer patients and others with severe, unresolved chronic pain.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) relieves
chronic pain by electrically stimulating the spinal cord. The low-voltage
stimulation, produced by a special device, seems to close a gate
in the spinal cord, effectively preventing transmission of specific
pain signals to the brain. Intraspinal drug implantable pumps internally
administer pain medication into the spinal column. It often reduces
many of the side effects (particularly nausea) associated with oral