Interventional Pain Management of Alabama ClinicsA Comprehensive Approach to Chronic Pain
Posted by: Al Clinics
Date: May 13 2019 2:06 PM
For chronic pain sufferers, finding relief from their pain can be difficult and time consuming. Sometimes patients are shuffled back and forth between primary care physicians, specialists, and therapists of all kinds in search of a solution to their pain problems. Interventional Pain Management can be a useful alternative for patients who have exhausted other treatment methods without success and may be the solution chronic pain sufferers are looking for.
IPMAC focuses in treating a wide variety of painful conditions from acute pain (post-injury and post-surgical pain) to chronic pain (chronic spine pain, nerve pain, chronic musculoskeletal pain, headaches). IPMAC aims to provide comprehensive care, treating the whole person and working to resolve all types of pain with a multidisciplinary approach and with the most complete array of modern treatment options. It’s also why you won’t have to wait weeks to be cared for and will always be treated with honesty, respect and total commitment to your needs.
For back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful. In addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, interventional pain management physicians have a wide array of treatments that can be used including the following:
- Epidural injections (in all areas of the spine): the use of anesthetic and steroid medications injected into the epidural space to relieve pain or diagnose a specific condition.
- Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks: injections done to determine if a specific spinal nerve root is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Facet joint injections: an injection used to determine if the facet joints are the source of pain. These injections can also provide pain relief.
- Discography: an “inside” look into the discs to determine if they are the source of a patient’s pain. This procedure involves the use of a dye that is injected into a disc and then examined using x-ray or CT Scan.
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy (PRFN): a minimally invasive procedure that disables spinal nerves and prevents them from transmitting pain signals to the brain.
- Rhizotomy: a procedure in which pain signals are “turned off” through the use of heated electrodes that are applied to specific nerves that carry pain signals to the brain.
- Spinal cord stimulation: the use of electrical impulses that are used to block pain from being perceived in the brain.
- Intrathecal pumps: a surgically implanted pump that delivers pain medications to the precise location in the spine where the pain is located.
- Percutaneous Discectomy/Nucleoplasty: a procedure in which tissue is removed from the disc in order to decompress and relieve pressure.
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