Interventional Pain Management
Welcome to West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., Pain Management Services. It’s our mission to help people live an active life by preventing, eliminating and/or managing painful disorders. We work with your medical providers to develop a comprehensive approach to your unique situation. A thorough review of your medical history is combined
with a detailed physical exam to devise a multi-modal treatment plan for you.
We select the appropriate medications, physical therapies, home exercises and interventional pain procedures to treat, manage and minimize your particular painful condition.
Meet Dr. Eric Homberg
Dedicated to Keeping You Active
Dr. Eric Homberg is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the
American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Board of Pain Medicine.
He has pursued specialized training in new and innovative procedures to provide patients more choices in the management of their pain and pursuit of life quality. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee
Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis. Dedicated to keeping you active, Dr. Homberg is an advocate for patients who are desperate for understanding, encouragement and treatment to overcome the physical and mental challenges of chronic pain.
New field helps patients with chronic pain
By Eric Homberg, M.D.
Before entering the specialty of pain medicine, I never appreciated the number of people who suffer with debilitating, chronic pain — especially in the elderly population. I’ve just been shocked with the prevalence of it.
Many physicians, including me, are specializing in a relatively new field of medicine called interventional pain management. It was developed to help patients suffering from chronic pain who are not candidates for, or who do not wish to undertake, surgical correction.
Pain management specialists strive to help patients bring their pain under control so they can live active and healthy lives. Surgery is a good solution for many people, but it is not always successful in relieving chronic pain. And in a few cases, it can make the pain worse. That’s why we try to be very selective of who we refer for surgery because it is not the only option.
Interventional Pain-Relieving Procedures
A multimodal approach
• Fluoroscopic (X-ray) Guided:
- Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
- Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Blocks
- Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Facet Joint Nerve Ablations
- Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
- Celiac, Splanchnic, Hypogastric, Impar Ganglia Plexus Blocks
• Ultrasound Guided:
- Peripheral Nerve Blocks
- Bursa, Trigger Point and Joint Injections
• Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials and Permanent Placement
• Intrathecal Pain Pump Trials and Permanent Placement
• Percutaneous Disk Decompression for Herniations
• Varicella Zoster (Shingles) Treatment
• Postherpetic (Shingles) Neuralgia Treatment
• The mild® Procedure (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
• Lumbar Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
When your aching back interferes with daily life, it’s time to take control
If you suffer from onset back pain or limited spinal mobility, it could be a result of a vertebral compression fracture (VCF). Fortunately, there is a treatment that can bring quick, long-lasting relief. Today, patients suffering from VCFs have the benefit of a minimally invasive procedure called vertebral augmentation. This treatment option is proven to relieve pain caused by VCFs in numerous patients. Best of all, it alleviates pain in approximately 90 percent of patients.