Everyone suffers pain from time to time. Whenever we have common aches and pains, we tend to take painkillers. Sometimes, though, pain medication doesn’t do the trick, especially when it comes to chronic pain. This is where interventional pain management may be beneficial.
Interventional pain management specialists use a variety of therapies to help diagnose, reduce, and if possible, completely relieve your pain to help you return to your normal life as soon as possible. If would like to learn more about interventional pain management, make an appointment with Dr. Truong today!
An interventional pain management specialist uses cutting-edge treatment options and holistic therapies to help patients directly deal with their pain. Interventional pain management clinics often have multiple types of practitioners on hand to deal with whatever might be causing your pain.
These medical practitioners can include:
Some conditions that interventional pain management commonly treat include:
Interventional pain management techniques are numerous, each one addressing a different source of pain. Before beginning pain management treatment, you will first undergo diagnostic tests to pinpoint the cause of your pain. These tests may include:
Nerve blocks are a common type of injection used in interventional pain medicine. Nerve blocks use steroids or opioids injected into or near your nerves to provide temporary pain relief, or to identify the source of the neuropathic (radiating) pain. The most common injections are epidural injections, administered into your spine. Other types of nerve blocks include:
Injections can also include:
Depending on the type of injection, you will most likely need 2 or 3 injections for maximum benefits.
Other very common procedures for pain management therapy are:
In order to treat the entire body, interventional pain specialists may also use whole-body therapies along with the treatments used above. These methods may include:
Other pain management techniques can include cryogenic cooling, which is similar to radiofrequency rhizotomy, but instead impairs or destroys nerves by freezing them, and percutaneous discectomy/nucleoplasty, where tissue is removed from a spinal disc to decompress and relieve pressure.
Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating, but pain management can help you reclaim your life. Pain management specialists look at you as a whole person, rather than just your pain. By addressing the root cause of your pain, the practice may be able to tackle a wide number of physical ailments.
While a traditional medicine practitioner might only prescribe possibly-ineffective pain medication to treat neuropathic/radiating pain, interventional pain management provides many options. Pain management may also be able to provide you with alternative treatments or supplements for opioids.
If your regular pain medication isn’t helping you anymore, it may be time to try something new. Pain management treatment at Truong Rehabilitation Center may be able to provide you with the treatment that your need. Contact us here to schedule your first appointment!
A pain management doctor uses a variety of therapies to help diagnose, reduce, and if possible, completely relieve your pain to help you return to your normal life as soon as possible.
Interventional pain management uses cutting-edge treatment options and holistic therapies to help patients directly deal with their pain.
Pain management allows you to reclaim your life from pain. Interventional pain management looks at you as a whole person rather than just your pain, and is able to treat a variety of conditions that may be causing your pain. Interventional pain management also may be an excellent option for patients with neuropathic/radiating pain.
There are numerous interventional pain management options available, including numerous nerve injections of steroids, opioids, or other painkillers to temporarily relieve pain. These drugs can also be administered to the pain site through surgical intrathecal pumps implanted under the skin. Other treatments can include radiofrequency rhizotomy that temporarily destroys nerve tissue, and spinal cord stimulation to administer low-level electrical shocks to disrupt nerve impulses. Truong Rehabilitation Center also offers hyaluronic acid injections for knee pain, and neural fascial prolotherapy to decrease the inflammation of pain-causing nerves.
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