What It Entails
Interventional pain management involves the use of minimally invasive techniques such as nerve blocks, spinal joint injections or soft tissue injections to overcome acute or chronic pain. Every year, techniques of interventional pain management continue to improve as pain doctors learn better and less invasive ways to provide long term pain relief.
Interventional Pain Management vs. Medication
Millions of Americans live with acute or chronic pain. The Institute of Medicine showed that one third of individuals are dealing with discomfort on a daily basis. Where topical or oral pain medications might dull the pain or remove it for some time, it is not a permanent option.
Interventional procedures to treat pain can provide lasting relief. Pain injections can reduce the dependence on medication. Treatments such as RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation or Neurotomy) can give up to a year and a half of pain relief!
The pain management doctors at Pain Centers of the Blue Ridge will meticulously identify and treat patient’s pain with customized therapies. Each patient presents uniquely,
therefore, deserves individualized treatment to maximize successful outcomes.
Interventional treatments are like hitting two birds with a single stone. They help in diagnosis by identifying where the pain is arising from. They also offer pain relief that lasts for months at a time.One example of this would be a medial branch block in the neck or low back to see if a particular joint is causing a person’s discomfort.
Pain management doctors in Virginia offer comprehensive pain treatments including epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and much more. A combination of medication management plus interventional treatments may end up providing the best pain relief. For example, over 95% of those with sciatica are able to avoid the need for surgery with this approach.
Pain Centers of the Blue Ridge (at the Roanoke location) offer the following interventional treatments –
- Nerve Blocks for the Celiac Plexus, Medial Branch, Occipital Nerve, Sphenopalatine Ganglion, other selective nerves
- Epidural Blood Patch
- Steroid Injections in the epidural space
- Joint Injections for facet joints, extremity joints (Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist)
- Injections for trigger points
- Lumbar Discography
- Radiofrequency Neurotomy or Lesioning
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
Pain management centers of the Blue Ridge provide patients with the most modern pain interventions having over a 90% success together with other pain therapies.
To book an appointment, CALL (844) 482-7246 today!