Pain Management

Pain Management 2017-10-18T23:52:17+00:00

Pain Management

Dr. Jim Price

Introducing Dr. Jim Price, Dr Price is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Peri-Operative Pain Specialist with 20 years of experience. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr Price first received his Bachelors in Science degree in biology and psychology and followed with his medical degree at the Western University in California where he performed several rotations in Alaska and immediately felt at home with the state. After completing his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida, Dr Price returned to Alaska where he worked at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. Dr Price has also worked with Alaska Native Health and small rural hospitals and enjoyed serving these communities. With his previous experience serving other outpatient, ambulatory surgical centers and private practices in the Lower 48, he is well equipped to optimizing the outcomes for patients at Arctic Spine and is able to provide patients “full service” anesthesia and pain management. His skills range from a strong background in orthopedic and neurosurgical spine anesthesia, his expertise in regional anesthetics, interventional pain procedures and multi-modal therapies. Dr Price’s primary goal is to enable patients a quick recovery and optimize their post-operative pain and healing to achieve maximum benefits with minimal pain recurrence. Dr Price’s medical philosophy of “patients first” is part of Arctic Spine’s overall mission and values, where patients can enjoy the benefits of direct communication with their doctor and are treated with respect and kindness like family members.

What types of pain do we treat?

We treat the following types of pain in conjunction with your physician. As with most health problems, the earlier the treatment, the better the chance of relieving the pain.

  • Low back and leg pain (lumbago and sciatica) due to herniated disc or spinal stenosis
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Muscle (myofascial pain)
  • Neuralgia or pain following a nerve injury
  • Pain resulting from shingles
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia
  • Pain from cancer
  • Pain following an amputation
  • Pain from a spinal cord injury
  • Pain due to poor blood circulation
  • Body wall pain
  • Surgical incision pain

Methods of pain relief

  • Selective Nerve Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

TYPES OF PAIN WE TREAT

GASTROINTESTINAL

Hiatial Hernia
Peptic Ulcer

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT

Trigeminal Neuralgia

GENERAL HEALTH

Herniated Disk
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Osteoarthritus of the Knee
Osteoporosis
Where Lower Back Pain Begins
Where Neck Pain Begins
Whiplash

Brain and Mental Health

Depression
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-Whiplash Headache
Stroke
Substance Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injury
Occipital Neuralgia (Arnolds Neuralgia)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Dependence
Tension Headache
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Diabetes Conditions

Diabetic Foot
Hyperglycemia
Prediabetes
Diabetes (Type 2)
Hypoglycemia

Diabetes Treatments

Diabetes and Foot Care
Diabetes and Exercise
Diabetes and Healthy Eating
Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Digestive and Urinary Systems Conditions

Constipation (Adults)

Heart, Blood and Blood Vessel Conditions

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Infectious Diseases

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Lung Conditions

Asthma
Bronchitis
COPD
Emphysema

Medications

Opioids Medications
Opioids (Common Side Effects)
Opioids (Dependence and Addiction)
Opioids and Chronic Pain Management
Using Opioids Safely

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Apnea

Systemic and Genetic Disorders and Conditions

Anemia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Overweight and Obesity

Head Non-Surgical Procedures

Botox Injections for Chronic Migraine

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