If you’ve been injured or in an accident, or if you’ve just been told you need surgery to stop the pain in your spine, interventional pain management could help you. In fact, you owe it to yourself to learn about the different non-surgical solutions to both acute and chronic pain. At Renew Health, we want to help you get control of your pain without habit-forming medications. Simply contact us today and schedule an appointment to get started.
When it comes to treating the spine, or other injured areas, options have been traditionally quite limited. Many people are quickly prescribed habit-forming painkillers or referred for surgery by their primary care physicians, who may be unaware of other options.
Our specialists in interventional pain management are trained to find the precise source of your pain, and then, using very targeted injections, will intervene to block pain signals. This technique is commonly used for spine pain, but the treatment could be used anywhere from head to toe.
This is a non-surgical treatment that introduces a long-lasting steroid into the outer layer of the spine that surrounds the spinal cord and roots of the nerve. This epidural fights pain and inflammation from root compression, bone spurs, or similar issues. By lowering inflammation at the precise point where the nerve root is causing issues, pain can oftentimes be relieved.
This treatment introduces medication into the small joints between the bones of your spine (vertebrae). This helps to fight pain and inflammation from that can occur from a traumatic injury, sports, chronic overuse (labor intensive jobs) and just aging itself. Helping relieve this inflammation and pain allows you to get back to your normal active self.
If facet injections have provided you some relief, but didn’t last as long as you had hoped, an ablation may be right for you.
This simple treatment harnesses the power of carefully controlled energy to target nerves and stops them from sending pain signals. The effect is temporary, so there’s no need to worry about a permanent inability to receive an appropriate pain signal when necessary. This is an excellent option for those with pain that won’t respond to physical therapy or medication.
During this treatment, the nerves that are causing pain are targeted. When the right set of nerves is identified, the energy heats the nerve, and this disrupts its ability to send pain signals.
Another non-surgical interventional pain management treatment involves the use of platelet rich plasma, which have shown to have incredible healing powers. By injecting these substances into the injured area, chronic neck and back pain may be alleviated. Click here for more information on PRP. (please link this to the regenerative medicine page)
The above medications and treatments can also be used to treat pain and inflammation in many of the joints in the body, like knees, shoulder, hips, basically anywhere you have an issue.
The results of interventional pain management treatments vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors, such as the severity of the condition and the patient’s age. Keep in mind that in many cases, multiple treatment sessions are required for the full benefits to be realized. However, we make sure to customize each treatment based on the patient’s needs.
If you’re suffering from pain related to the spine, interventional pain management may be just what you’ve been looking for to find true relief. It’s likely that you don’t have to settle for addictive drugs or dangerous and invasive surgery. Turn to the experts at Renew Health and learn more about your available treatment options. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation!