Pain is a very common health problem, but it can be hard to treat. Many patients find that their pain isn’t well managed by medications or other traditional treatments. If you are suffering from chronic pain, interventional pain management may be an option for you.
The Health Problem
Interventional pain management is a relatively new field that aims to help patients suffering from chronic pain, opioid addiction, and under-treated pain.
The problem of chronic pain has grown in recent years. More people are suffering from chronic pain, and there is a stigma associated with taking opioids for pain management. Many patients have been denied opioid prescriptions or have had them cut off entirely due to fears of addiction.
Chronic pain affects two percent of the population at any given time. It’s a serious health problem—like diabetes or heart disease—that can be debilitating and even life threatening if not properly treated.
The Different Interventional Procedures
The different procedures are chosen based on the patient’s pain and anatomy. For example, if you have a disc bulge, you may be treated with an epidural steroid injection or radiofrequency denervation.
For minimally invasive procedures, patients will be positioned on their back with a pillow under their knees to keep them slightly flexed. The area will be cleaned and sterilely draped and patients will often receive sedation to help them relax during the procedure. In most cases, they can go home after just two hours of recovery time in our clinic!
Dr Brian Blick is a pain management specialist and has been practicing for many years. He has helped many people with chronic pain, both in the office setting and hospital setting as well. He is also a board certified anesthesiologist who has performed hundreds of pain management procedures. Dr Blick’s goal is to help every patient get rid of their pain and improve their quality of life.
How And Why Interventional Pain Management Works
Pain management is a complex process. Chronic pain affects the nervous system, which in turn affects how your body reacts to pain. The nervous system functions by releasing neurotransmitters. These transmitters regulate the way you feel and interact with the world around you. They also help control things like muscle contractions and blood pressure.
Pain management works by targeting these neurotransmitters in order to reduce their ability to cause pain signals, or “signals of injury”, which can be sent throughout your body when your nervous system recognizes something as painful (like an injury). In short: it helps prevent your body from registering an injury as painful in order for it not to cause additional harm by overreacting further than necessary
So, what have we learned? Well, after reading this article, you should know that interventional pain management is a new way of treating pain that uses less invasive methods. You’ve learned some of the different types of interventions and how they can help treat your pain. Interventional pain management may not be for everyone but definitely worth considering if other treatments are not working. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out by just clicking here!