Can’t Get Pain Relief At Home? 5 Benefits of Interventional Pain Management

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 (non-interventional) treatments can provide pain relief.

But when pain interferes with your life, it may be time to try something new. 

What is interventional pain management? 

Interventional pain management specialists diagnose and treat 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 in many ways:

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 could give you pain relief for months. 

That’s what minimally invasive treatments like Botox treatment for migraines and steroid injections for back pain can do. 

Compare that to OTC and narcotic pain medications that may give you a few hours of pain relief. 

3. A Medical Team Treating Your Pain

Interventional pain management takes a team approach to treating pain. And you are the most important team member. 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, no decision is made without your input and cooperation as a patient. Your primary care physician will cooperate with one or more of the following health care professionals: 

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Internists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists and psychiatrists
  • Physiatrists

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? The caring, trustworthy doctors at Texas Pain Physicians are here to help. We will partner with you to find safe, innovative, and effective interventional pain treatment that works for you.

Give us a call today at 972 636-5727, or schedule your appointment online today!