Spine Pain Specialist

Specialized Spine & Pain Care -  - Pain Management

Specialized Spine & Pain Care

Pain Management & Spine Specialist located in Morrisville, PA & Bristol, PA

When you’re living with neck or back pain, it’s important to find a doctor with extensive experience in spine care. Paul Soccio, MD, brings a multidisciplinary approach to spine care at his practice in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, with satellite locations in Bristol, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania providing the most effective treatments available for acute and chronic conditions. Call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today and Feel Better ... Live Better.

Spine Pain/ Spine Care Q & A

What is spine care?

Spine care is a specialized area of medical training focused on managing spinal diseases and disorders. This area of expertise includes a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Neck, shoulder, and low back pain
  • Fractures
  • Disc degeneration and arthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Stenosis

Dr. Soccio takes a multidisciplinary approach to spine care and offers a wide range of pain management solutions, regenerative medicine techniques, and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

What is pain management?

Pain management is a specialized medical discipline that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and managing painful conditions.

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Soccio works with you to:

  • Outline the most effective course of conservative or surgical treatment
  • Avoid surgery whenever possible by using alternative therapies
  • Control even the most complex pain conditions that haven’t responded to other methods
  • Manage long-term medications for chronic pain conditions

Dr. Soccio also offers spine care and pain management solutions to help you rehabilitate after surgery, especially failed back surgery.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine combines therapeutic techniques that harness your body’s natural healing abilities. These approaches work by introducing healthy cells like stem cells or growth factors to areas of your body with disease or damage. Once in place, the cells prompt the healing process to begin.

As new tissue regenerates in the area, you can experience increased function and pain reduction, especially for chronic pain conditions in your neck, back, or shoulders. Regenerative medicine techniques are also beneficial for conditions causing joint degeneration, like osteoarthritis.

What is radiofrequency ablation?

RFA is a therapy that can reduce chronic low back, neck, or arthritis pain. This minimally invasive technique uses radio waves to reduce pain signals going to your brain.

During radiofrequency ablation, Dr. Soccio uses a special X-ray to guide a needle into the site where nerves are sending pain signals to your brain. After placing the needle, he inserts a small electrode to deliver small amounts of heat to the surrounding tissue. This damages the nerve and prevents it from sending pain signals to your brain.

When you have radiofrequency ablation, you may notice a slight tingling during the procedure, but there’s no pain because you take a mild sedative beforehand. After your treatment, you can expect to have pain relief for six months to a year.

For more information on spine care, call Paul Soccio, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.