Common Conditions Treated Through Interventional Pain Management
What is Interventional Pain Management?
Many people who struggle with chronic pain often approach relief through medication. While drugs in many cases are effective, in other cases it’s not. The good news is, interventional pain management can be an alternative solution to medication in managing many different types of chronic pain. Read on to learn more about the different types of interventional pain management therapies that can help alleviate your chronic pain.
Interventional Pain Management Treatments
From lower back pain and facet joint arthritis to a pinched spinal nerve, these top interventional pain management treatments may be the right solution for you to manage chronic pain:
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulator implants are surgically placed under the skin. These electrical devices are typically used in patients who have not responded to other, more conservative treatment methods of pain management. You may be a candidate for spinal cord stimulation if you’ve been unresponsive to medications, surgery, and other treatments.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) involves the use of radio waves to create an electric current, in the destruction of nerve roots. Heat is applied to the nerve tissue, which destroys the nerve, thus disturbing the pain signals from the spinal cord to the brain semi-permanently. RFA is an outpatient procedure that can relieve the following conditions:
- Facet joint arthritis
- Lower back pain
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Chronic cervical pain
- Cervical radiculopathy
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injections (ESI), a minimally invasive treatment, is most commonly used to treat lower back pain. Besides back pain, ESI can help reduce inflammation and relieve:
- Neck pain
- Arm pain
- Leg pain from inflamed and compressed spinal nerves
Learn More About Pain Management Options
Dealing with chronic pain can be life-altering. Thankfully, there are many different pain management treatments available that you can benefit from. If you are suffering from chronic pain, we can tailor a pain management treatment plan that’s right for you.
Contact Colorado Clinic today at (970) 355-3225 for more information on how we can help you lead a pain-free life.