If you’re still living with acute or chronic pain after numerous back-and-forth visits between your primary care provider and specialist or have little to no reduction in pain after undergoing prescription or over-the-counter drug therapies, interventional pain management may be an effective treatment alternative. Interventional pain management – as defined by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) – is a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in which a team of healthcare professionals works together to provide a full range of treatments and services for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain disorders. The pain management physicians at the Regional Pain Institute work in collaboration with other pain specialists to provide patients with advanced interventional pain management techniques for a variety of reasons: determine the source of pain, treat painful conditions, predict the outcome of treatments, and prevent other pain problems that could result from certain procedures. Listed below are a few of the treatment services available at our interventional pain management center:
Many of the interventional procedures noted above are done with the use of fluoroscopy (live x-ray guidance), which allows our pain management physicians to perform injections with increased accuracy and safety. Most of these interventional procedures take less than an hour and patients are able to walk away from our treatment center the same day. With an accurate diagnosis, our physicians and specialists will be able to determine if advanced interventional pain management is the best approach to treating your acute or chronic pain disorder. If so, they will help you decide what treatment option will be most effective in providing you with significant pain relief and the ability to experience an improved quality of life.