Ongoing nerve pain often diminishes your quality of life or prevents you from staying active. At the Pain Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, board-certified pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Katherine Travnicek, MD, offers a Qutenza® patch to reduce troublesome discomfort from nerve pain. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.
A Qutenza patch is a topical system available at the Pain Institute of Nevada. It’s used to reduce pain associated with shingles-related or diabetic nerve pain. During the procedure, Dr. Travnicek applies topical medicine directly to the affected skin. It’s a noninvasive treatment that may allow you to take fewer pain medications or avoid invasive treatments.
To find out if the Qutenza patch is right for you, Dr. Travnicek reviews your symptoms and medical history. She also checks vital signs, completes a physical exam, and may recommend blood tests, nerve testing, or imaging procedures. Dr. Travnicek reviews all treatment options with you and lets you know what to expect during each.
The main benefits of using Qutenza patches are reduced pain without invasive treatments and ease of use. The treatment works well to diminish nerve pain, and you can combine it with other pain treatments. The effects of Qutenza patches often last up to three months.
You must go to the Pain Institute of Nevada, Inc office to receive a Qutenza patch, as it’s only safe for use when administered by a medical provider.
During the Qutenza patch treatment, Dr. Travnicek uses patches to apply topical medicine directly to your skin in targeted areas. She might use one to four patches and leave them on your skin for 30-60 minutes. Dr. Travnicek then gently removes the medicine from your skin.
After the Qutenza patch treatment, there’s no downtime. You can resume normal activities immediately afterward. However, you might feel temporary discomfort that goes away by the end of the day.
Over time, you can expect lessened nerve pain. Repeat doses of the patch every three months help you reap the benefits of long-lasting nerve-pain relief. Dr. Travnicek tailors each treatment plan to provide superior results.
To learn more about the Qutenza patch treatment and find out if it’s right for you, call the Pain Institute of Nevada office or schedule an appointment online today.