14 Jul Effective Alternative to Pain Medication – Interventional Pain Management
If a person experiences pain in any part of the body, their usual response is to get OTC pain medication. However, for chronic pain patients, medication alone may not be effective and more effective and safe methods of managing pain may be needed. Knowing about interventional pain options.
Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain treatments are minimally invasive, highly effective pain management options that usually don’t require long hospitalization or lengthy recovery periods. Interventional pain management provides patients with a safe and medication-free solution for managing many different types of chronic pain.
Common Interventional Pain Management Treatments
Some common types of interventional pain management are –
- Spinal cord stimulation can be used to treat patients who are unresponsive to medication and surgery.
- Radiofrequency ablation can be used to treat facet joint arthritis, lower back pain, lumbar radiculopathy, chronic cervical pain, and cervical radiculopathy.
- Epidural steroid injections can be used to treat neck pain, arm pain, and leg pain from inflamed and compressed spinal nerves.
- Joint injections to reduce inflammation and pain in joints, such as knees and shoulders
- Facet joint injections in the spine to relieve back pain
Whether you prefer not to take pain medication or are unresponsive to medication, interventional pain management can give you pain relief, improved quality of life and peace of mind.