What is interventional pain management?
Interventional pain management is one of the specialty services available at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute. With advances in pain management treatments, oral pain medications are no longer your only option for treating chronic pain. The interventional pain management service at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute is a comprehensive approach to chronic pain. The specialists utilize various pain-blocking techniques that help make daily activities less difficult for those struggling with a chronic pain condition.
Who benefits from interventional pain management?
Interventional pain management at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute benefits many chronic pain conditions. The team provides comprehensive pain management care for people suffering from:
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Cancer pain
- Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
The team also offers interventional pain management treatment for patients struggling with acute spine and joint pain. Treating these acute pain conditions may improve tolerance to physical therapy and speed up recovery.
What are the interventional pain management treatments?
Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute offers both basic and advanced image-guided interventional pain management treatments, such as:
Epidural steroid injection
To alleviate neck or back pain, the team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute may recommend an epidural steroid injection. During the procedure, the pain management expert injects a corticosteroid and anesthetic into the epidural space in your spine to relieve pain. The injection may also help the team determine the source of your pain to provide more targeted treatment.
During radiofrequency ablation, the interventional pain management specialist uses heat energy to destroy the nerve causing your pain.
Sacroiliac joint injection
With a sacroiliac joint injection, your provider injects a corticosteroid and local anesthetic into your sacroiliac joint. This injection helps diagnose sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which is often misdiagnosed as lower back pain, and provides relief from your discomfort.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for vertebral compression fractures. During the procedure, your provider injects a special cement into your fractured vertebrae, which restores height and stabilizes the bone.
Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation is an interventional pain management treatment that uses electrical impulses to block pain signals. Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute also offers specialized treatments for migraines and CRPS. For a comprehensive approach to your pain, call Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute or request an appointment online today.