Interventional Pain Management
With numerous back-and-forth visits between a primary care provider and specialist undergoing ineffective prescription or over-the-counter drug therapies, it can seem impossible to find relief from your acute or chronic pain condition. Interventional pain management can give you hope for a better quality of life. Interventional pain management means that a team comprised of more than two professionals from different healthcare disciplines is dedicated to your ongoing and integrated care. This multidisciplinary treatment approach provides patients with a full range of advanced techniques. The physicians at our pain management center may use interventional services for diagnostic purposes, to determine the source of pain, or therapeutic purposes, to treat painful acute or chronic conditions. Other purposes may be prognostic, to predict the outcome of other interventional treatments, or preemptive, to prevent other pain conditions that could result from certain procedures. Listed below are a few examples of the interventional options available at our pain management center.
|Epidural, Joint, or Trigger Point Muscle Injections (includes Piriformis Muscle Injections)||Anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space, joints, or tight muscles to relieve pain or diagnose a condition (In some cases, Botox injections may be used.)|
|Nerve, Root, and Medial Branch Blocks (includes Greater Occipital and Trigeminal Nerve, and Intercostal Blocks)||Injections to discern the source of pain or reduce inflammation and pain|
|Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Stimulators||Electrical impulses used to block pain from being perceived in the brain|
|Radiofrequency Denervation (RFD)||Electrical current used to interrupt nerve conduction and prevent the feeling of pain|
Another pain management procedure not mentioned above includes RACZ Lysis of Adhesions in which scar tissues are dissolved from around entrapped nerves on the epidural space of the spine so that medications can better reach affected areas. Consult with a physician at our pain management center to receive a full list of available services, treatments, and techniques, and to determine if interventional pain management is the best approach to treating your acute or chronic condition, and if so, what option will be most effective. This form of pain management may just be the intervention you have been searching for to stop letting pain control your life and start finding the relief that you deserve.