Having ongoing problems with pain can greatly hinder your daily activities, and possibly even prevent you from carrying out your normal activities. You have already tried various medications and received some treatment, but nothing so far has been successful in giving you real pain relief. Interventional pain management offers a number of options that could provide the solution you need for pain.
Why These Treatments Are Different
The use of interventional pain treatments takes a different approach to treating pain than the more traditional methods. Instead of treating symptoms or using surgery, which may have already been attempted, interventional pain treatments seek to block the pain signals from reaching the brain.
This is why people often seek this type of treatment after the more traditional methods have failed. They have found that these methods are very effective, and some have long-lasting or even permanent results. In many types of pain management methods, the pain relief is almost immediate.
Types of Interventional Pain
One of the goals of interventional pain management is to help you obtain pain relief without the use of medication. The primary way this is accomplished is by blocking the pain paths to your brain.
We believe every patient is different. After understanding the location and type of pain you are experiencing, along with a careful diagnosis with high tech scanners, a plan of treatment is developed for best results. Some of the tools used include radiofrequency ablation, joint and steroid injections, and nerve blocks.
- Radiofrequency Ablation – This method of treatment uses a radio wave which produces an electrical current – and heat – to destroy nerves within a small area.
- Joint and Steroid Injections – These injections are used to treat pain within joints that is often caused by arthritis. The steroids will help reduce inflammation and slow down the effectiveness of your immune system in that area.
- Nerve Blocks – There are several different types of nerve blocks, but they all basically prevent transmission of pain signals to the brain. They may be short term or long term, and can be used in many parts of the body where there is pain.
The Types of Pain That Can Be Treated
The understanding of how the human body works has grown considerably in recent years, enabling doctors and therapists to do much more when it comes to relieving pain. Pain that ranges from discomfort to acute pain can often be treated now – on a regular basis.
When symptoms include sleeplessness, soreness, burning, neuropathy, headaches, back pain, bone pain, pain in the muscles, and more, and traditional medicine cannot resolve it, it is time to see an interventional pain specialist. We provide a number of different ways to help you get the pain relief you need and want.
The medical offices at Lower Back Pain NY, offers many types of interventional pain management for most types of pain. We urge you to contact us at one of our many locations in New York City and start getting the pain relief you need – and a better life.