05 Sep 3 Popular Interventional Pain Management Techniques
If you have been dealing with pain for an extended amount of time, it may be time for you to consider a new alternative. As we all are “painfully“ aware, pain medications provide only short-term relief. Dealing with ongoing pain can disrupt your daily routine and can ultimately cause a negative outlook on life. Thankfully, there are now some interventional pain management techniques available that you may want to consider.
Ready for more extensive and successful pain relief? Let’s rethink the prescription drug scenario that isn’t giving you the relief you need. Consider these alternative treatments. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Injections – also called blocks – are extremely effective as they are delivered directly to the point of pain. The injection can be placed in joints, muscles, ligaments and around nerves. The injections contain steroids or anesthetic. In many instances they can be diagnostic in nature, in that if the pain decreases after the injection, then that site is considered to be the source of the pain. Learn more about types of injections including epidural injections, joint injections, medial branch blocks, facet joint injections, and more.
If nerve pain is an issue, radiofrequency ablation can be of great help. This procedure administers heat through a needle. As a result, the sensitive nerves are deadened. This treatment can result in years of pain relief for about 60 percent of patients.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation is an option for those who have back or neck pain so severe that they have considered surgery. This involves an implant that blocks pain with electrical pulses. A generator and wires will need to be implanted into the body in order for the device to work. This procedure can be very intensive, and it does require a surgical procedure and an extended recovery period. However, it is extremely effective for countless individuals as it allows targeted pain relief that can be adjusted as needed. Of course, the implant is reversible if, for some reason, you are not happy with it.
Seek Pain Management from Scottsdale Pain Management Pain Management Experts at Integrated Pain Consultants
Please do not continue to live with pain any longer. There are treatments available to you. Board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth and his team of pain specialists have helped many Scottsdale patients with their long -term pain issues. They have many pain management techniques that can help you relieve the pain so that you can begin living life once again Book your appointment online today or call (480) 626-2552.