What Is Interventional Pain Management?

Jan 18, 2024 | Education | 0 comments

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, impacting their physical well-being as well as their emotional health and quality of life. East Adams Rural Healthcare is fully committed to addressing this widespread issue through interventional pain management — a specialized field that employs many distinct pain-relieving methods — through our onsite pain management clinic.

Interventional pain management is a medical discipline for diagnosing and treating acute pain-related disorders. It’s an approach that relieves, reduces, or manages pain and improves a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques. These techniques are used as an alternative to surgery and are often effective at providing lasting relief.

Interventional Pain Management Techniques

The field of interventional pain management is broad and diverse, employing various techniques and treatments. Some widely used interventional pain management techniques include:

Nerve Blocks

A technique in which medication is injected into a targeted nerve area to block pain signals from being sent to the brain. Some nerve block medications have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and irritation around the targeted nerve.

Corticosteroid Injections

These injections deliver medication directly to an inflamed area of the body. Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications that mimic the effects of cortisol, a hormone naturally produced by your adrenal glands.

Radiofrequency Ablations

RFAs use radio waves to generate heat and destroy targeted tissue that’s causing pain. The heat disrupts the nerve’s function and prevents pain messages from reaching the brain. It can provide long-term relief for chronic pain, particularly in the back, neck, and arthritic joints.

Benefits of Interventional Pain Management

One of the critical benefits of interventional pain management is its ability to target pain at its source. Unlike general pain medication that affects the entire body, these techniques are localized to specific body areas, reducing the potential for unwanted side effects. 

East Adams Rural Healthcare’s approach to interventional pain management is holistic and patient centered. Our specialists work closely with each patient, conducting comprehensive evaluations to determine the most effective and appropriate treatment plan.

Our commitment to using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care. We understand that living with chronic pain can be a debilitating experience, and our goal is to provide therapies that help our patients return to their daily activities with improved comfort, mobility, and confidence.

Getting Beyond the Pain

An informed patient is an empowered patient. That’s why East Adams Rural Healthcare focuses on educating patients about their conditions and all available treatment options. Our specialists take the time to discuss each treatment’s potential benefits and possible side effects. We want our patients to be active participants in their care.

Interventional pain management is about more than just alleviating pain; it’s about restoring function and improving the patient’s quality of life. Whether you’re experiencing chronic back pain, nerve pain, or any other persistent pain, the East Adams Rural Healthcare team is here to help.

Interventional Pain Management at East Adams Rural Healthcare

If you or a loved one is struggling with chronic pain, don’t let it control your life. Make an appointment with the specialists at East Adams Rural Healthcare. We want to partner with you in your journey towards a more comfortable, confident, and fulfilling life. Together, we can explore the possibilities of interventional pain management and take the first step toward effective pain relief and recovery.