Interventional Pain Management is a specialized type of medicine used to improve a patient’s quality of life. It is effective for patients that are suffering from chronic severe pain and treatments involve the use of diagnostic imagining procedures and precise injections.
Two Ways to Treat Pain
There are two ways to treat pain: medical pain management and interventional pain management. Medical pain management utilizes pharmaceutical drugs to treat pain. This method can work for reducing inflammation. There are instances where the pain will persist in which case further diagnostic measures are necessary.
When medical pain management isn’t successful, interventional pain management is a great next step. The first step of this process is to perform diagnostic imagine and using diagnostic blocking to identify where the pain is coming from. Usually this is the middle step following medication and before surgery.
Multiple Pain Management Options
There are multiple options available in interventional pain management treatment. Which method is used is fully dependent upon the patient’s symptoms and pending an appropriate diagnosis. Many patients find that this type of treatment is a working alternative to receiving surgery, and it allows them to have functional reduced pain or a pain-free life. Not all patients achieve the same results so it is very important that patients fully understand the procedures and all of their options.
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