What is Interventional Pain Management?
According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders.” Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, to provide a full range of treatments and services for patients suffering from chronic and/or acute pain.
The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce, or manage pain and improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions. Interventional pain management also strives to help patients return to their everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.
Back Pain and Interventional Pain Management Treatments
For back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that can be used including the following:
- Epidural injections (in all areas of the spine) – the use of anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space to relieve pain or diagnose a specific condition.
- Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks – injections done to determine if a specific spinal nerve root is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Facet joint injections – an injection used to determine if the facet joints are the source of pain. These injections can also provide pain relief.
- Discography – an “inside” look into the discs to determine if they are the source of a patient’s pain. This procedure involves the use of a dye that is injected into a disc and then examined using x-ray or CT Scan.
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy (PRFN) – a minimally invasive procedure that disables spinal nerves and prevents them from transmitting pain signals to the brain.
- Rhizotomy – a procedure in which pain signals are “turned off” through the use of heated electrodes that are applied to specific nerves that carry pain signals to the brain.
- Spinal cord stimulation – the use of electrical impulses that are used to block pain from being perceived in the brain.
- Intrathecal pumps – a surgically implanted pump that delivers pain medications to the precise location in the spine where the pain is located.
- Percutaneous Discectomy/Nucleoplasty – a procedure in which tissue is removed from the disc in order to decompress and relieve pressure.
Interventional pain management physicians often include other treatments such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and lifestyle modification (such as exercise, diet, and smoking cessation) to further enhance these procedures.
Is your every waking day another challenge because of your pain issue? Do you have neck, back, or other pain almost every day? Does pain suck the life from you, making you feel tired, drained, and crippling your happiness and joy?
You don’t have to live with pain!
The team of professionals at Northeast Spine & Wellness Center wants to help you understand that you don’t have to keep living this way. Indeed, solutions exist that can heal, relieve, or help you deal with your chronic pain.
Full Range of Pain Treatments in Clark, NJ
The right diagnosis and treatment can make healing or managing chronic pain much easier. At the Northeast Spine & Wellness Center, we focus on providing the appropriate and deliberate care strategy that provides you with all the care you need, but won’t subject you to the care you don’t.
-Specialized Treatment Options
Pain Management is one of many specialized treatment options offered at our multidisciplinary practice. In an interventional pain management practice, we aim to address the core issue causing the pain is taken care of via our state-of-the-art procedures and treatments.
Any chiropractic professionals can treat symptomatic pain. At Northeast Spine & Wellness Center, we dig deep to uncover the real root cause of your pain. We aim to treat and heal it at the source instead of just addressing your symptoms.
-Interventional Pain Management
Our dedicated interventional pain management team can strategize an overall treatment regimen for you to ensure your pain levels are eliminated, if possible. If pain can’t be entirely, we’ll employ treatments to make sure it’s reduced or made as tolerable as possible. By implementing non-invasive and minimally-invasive techniques, our highly-trained practitioners can better treat the pain that makes your day-to-day life hard to manage.
At Northeast Spine & Wellness Center, we are committed to providing you with a manageable working solution for your pain symptoms — but also delivering you a new sense of well-being and optimism for your life and your future. As a pain sufferer, you may have lost hope when considering the level of pain you experience every day. We will work to change your perspective on this and show you that genuine comfort is a reasonable and achievable goal. Judging from the results we see in our patients, we feel we are truly successful at what we do.
The goal of our interventional pain management program is to provide you with various treatment options designed specifically to meet the unique needs of your body. To us, you’re like one of the family members when you’re seen at our practice — we don’t ever want to see you suffer and will do whatever we can to ensure you no longer have to.
Whether you are currently experiencing pain from a recent injury or you have chronic pain that’s been plaguing you for an extended time or most of your adult life, we have practitioners who can map out the perfect treatment plan for you. If you are looking for a multidisciplinary New Jersey pain manar consultation.gement clinic, contact Northeast Spine & Wellness Center today! To schedule an appointment, call us at (732) 827-0800 or click the button to schedule you