Are you frustrated with at-home pain management therapies and techniques that aren’t working? Perhaps you’ve gotten some pain relief from them, but not enough.
Yes, stretching, heat and cold therapies, breathing exercises, OTC painkillers, and other conservative, DIY treatments can relieve acute and chronic pain.
But when you’ve tried these things and pain continues to interfere with your life, it may be time to try something new.
What is interventional pain management?
Interventional pain management is about diagnosing and treating pain-related disorders using a multi-disciplinary approach.
This approach involves more than one healthcare professional coordinating their efforts in relieving, reducing, and managing patients’ pain symptoms.
The Benefits of Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain management can improve your quality of life. Here’s how:
1. Fast-Working Pain Relief
At-home treatments can take a long time to reduce or relieve pain. But interventional treatment such as steroid injections can provide immediate relief.
2. Long-Term Pain Management
Imagine taking one trip to your pain management specialist for a treatment procedure that gives you months of pain relief.
That’s what minimally invasive treatments like Botox treatment for migraines and steroid injections for back pain can do.
Compare that one-and-done peace of mind to daily (if not hourly) dosing with over-the-counter and narcotic pain medications.
3. A Medical Team Treating Your Pain
Interventional pain management applies a team approach to treating pain. Having a team to treat your pain gives you an important advantage:
- Input from more expert medical opinions means a better chance of successful treatment.
And you are the most important team member. No decision is made without your input and cooperation as a patient.
“Who exactly is on the team?” you ask. Your primary care physician will cooperate with one or more of the following health care professionals:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Psychologists and psychiatrists
4. Safer, Drug-Free Treatment Options
Opioid pain medications can provide pain relief for many people. But these medications can also be risky and ineffective at treating pain.
By contrast, interventional pain management uses many non-drug treatment techniques to relieve pain, including:
Pain management physicians may prescribe one of these minimally invasive techniques or combine them with other treatments.
Compared with narcotics, these treatments have fewer or no side effects.
5. Pain Relief at the Source of the Pain
Minimally invasive intervention techniques such as epidural steroid injection and radiofrequency ablation stop pain at its source.
And the benefits can extend beyond pain relief. For instance, an epidural steroid injection is a treatment for many forms of lower back and leg pain. It relieves pain by reducing swelling and inflammation around the nerve roots in the lower back.
Reduced swelling and inflammation improve mobility and function in the lower back and legs. This improved functioning allows patients to participate in physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.
Get the pain treatment that’s right for you.
Are you suffering from chronic or acute pain? At Texas Pain Physicians, our caring doctors are here to help. We will partner with you to devise a safe, innovative, and effective interventional pain treatment plan that works for you.
Give us a call today at 972 636-5727, or schedule your appointment online today!