Understanding the Benefits of Interventional Pain Management
Chronic pain conditions can be debilitating and impact quality of life for the patient. In the past, many individuals with chronic pain were simply prescribed pain relievers, a practice that led to many patients becoming addicted to opiates. Pain relief medications have their place for relieving discomfort, but they can do more harm than good for chronic pain conditions. At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer interventional pain management for more effective pain relief.
What Is Interventional Treatment?
Traditional medication for pain is taken orally, impacting the digestive, nervous, and other systems. Although the source of the pain may be in the shoulder, spine, or knee, the entire body is affected by the medication. Interventional treatments use a different, more direct approach. The goal is to find the source of pain and go directly to the area to manage the pain sensation.
Interventional pain management involves treatments like injections, physical therapy, nerve blocks, minimally invasive surgery, and other procedures. When possible, the source of pain is treated to provide relief – removing a bone spur that is pressing on a nerve may be the solution to relieving pain. If the source of pain cannot be removed, treatments can be performed to interrupt or block the pain signals.
Chronic Pain Management
Individuals with chronic pain can benefit from interventional pain management. This approach can offer alternatives to invasive surgery or addictive opiates. There are a wide range of treatment options available for managing pain at or near the source, which can be effective. Plus, interventional pain management can include using psychological and physiological methods to disrupt the pain cycle.
At Medici Spine & Pain, we embrace the interventional approach to pain management. We utilize a multidisciplinary treatment plan that combines beneficial treatments that can effectively manage pain. Whenever possible, we use minimally or non-invasive treatments for pain management, only using surgery or pain medications when other options are not effective. This reduces risks for our patients while finding effective options for managing pain.
If you have a chronic pain condition, interventional pain management can offer a more direct approach to reducing your discomfort. Our multidisciplinary team at Medici Spine & Pain work together to find the best treatment plan for each patient. To learn more about the interventional pain treatments we offer, contact one of our locations in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Call today to schedule your pain management consultation.
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