Information on Pain Care
Article submitted by, Pain
Care Medical Group
What does Pain Management entail?
Pain problems can range from acute neck or back
pain to intractable chronic conditions. Pain
Management starts with a thorough history, physical
examination and record review. Treatment plans
may include interventional procedures, physical
therapy and medications.
is Interventional Pain Medicine?
Interventional Pain Medicine is the diagnosis
and treatment of pain-related disorders using
minimally-invasive interventional techniques
such as injections and nerve blocks, in conjunction
with other modalities of treatments such as
non-surgical spinal axial decompression. Interventional
Pain Medicine is similar to Interventional Cardiology
where Cardiologists (Heart Specialists) perform
minimally-invasive heart procedures that preclude
the need for patients to have open-heart surgeries.
are some of the interventional procedures?
The procedures are many, ranging from epidural
corticosteroid injections to radiofrequency
nerve ablation, to spinal cord stimulator implantation.
The most common are epidural steroid injections,
facet joint blocks and selective nerve root
blocks. Most of the procedures are performed
in outpatient setting, take less than 30 minutes,
and require only local numbing. Sedatives are
given to those who are very anxious about the
do I get more information?
Answers to the most frequently asked questions
can be found at PainCareMD.com.
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