When chronic pain prevents you from doing the things you love, it’s hard to know what your options are. At Coastal Healthcare Partners in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orange City, Florida, uses interventional pain management methods to relieve pain and improve your quality of life, so you can enjoy your life without pain once again. Call Coastal Healthcare Partners or book an appointment online to learn more.
Interventional pain management is a medical subspecialty that utilizes interventional approaches to block pain. If acute or chronic pain prevents you from participating in your day-to-day activities, interventional techniques can alleviate your pain so you can lead a more fulfilling life.
Some of the most common interventional pain management techniques and treatments include:
A TPI is used to relax knots in the muscles that cause pain and may even irritate surrounding nerves. During the procedure, your provider inserts a syringe full of an anesthetic or saline, sometimes mixed with a corticosteroid, directly into your trigger point. This renders the point inactive and alleviates pain.
There are several different types of nerve blocks that provide pain relief, depending on the location and type of pain you have. To help alleviate chronic nerve pain, your provider injects a nerve-numbing medication straight into the nerve that’s causing you discomfort. This blocks pain signals from that nerve and reduces inflammation to give the nerve time to heal.
RFA is a pain-relief treatment that uses radio waves to produce an electrical current, which heats up a small portion of nerve tissue. This reduces pain signals from that area and gives your body time to heal.
Epidural injections are most commonly used to relieve chronic back pain. Your provider injects an anti-inflammatory medication into your epidural space, an area that surrounds the fluid-filled sac around your spinal cord. An epidural injection can help reduce swelling and inflammation that may be putting pressure on the nerves around your spine.
A facet joint injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small amount of corticosteroid or steroid is injected directly into the facet joint that’s causing you pain. The facet joints connect your vertebrae to one another on the spine. They provide much-needed stability and flexibility for your spine. When damaged, these joints can cause neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, or even pain and numbness in the arms and legs. Many patients experience immediate pain relief from facet joint injections.
There are several types of pain and conditions that interventional pain management treats, including:
Most interventional pain treatments are designed to provide dramatic relief for chronic conditions when more conservative therapies haven’t worked. They reduce inflammation and pain, so your body has time to heal while you continue living your life.
Interventional pain techniques give many patients the chance to return to work, exercise, and more. For a full list of interventional pain services available at Coastal Healthcare Partners, call or schedule a consultation online.