Interventional Pain Management

Interventional pain management is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of painful pain procedure2conditions and pain-related disorders. This type of pain management uses a multidisciplinary approach to care, with the goal being to relieve, reduce, and improve the patient’s overall quality of life. Interventional pain management involves minimally invasive techniques designed to specifically diagnose and treat pain-related disorders and conditions. Our doctors strive to help patients return to normal everyday activities without the need for medications.

At the Texas Pain Network, we provide our patients with the support and care necessary to manage their pain using a comprehensive treatment approach. Pain can be mild to severe, acute or chronic, and it is a personal experience. When a patient’s pain persists past the normal healing process, it can significantly impact quality of life. Our goal is to provide the highest quality treatment interventions to all our patients. We pride ourselves on the use of interventional pain management to alleviate our patients’ pain and suffering.

 

The Purpose of Interventional Pain Management Techniques

Our physicians are experts in interventional pain management procedures, which are used in conjunction with conservative strategies to improve the patient’s daily function and alleviate discomfort. We strive to find the root cause of your pain, which potentially allows for a cure. We serve as team leaders who coordinate complete pain management care with rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, therapist, and alternative medicine providers.

Interventional pain management involves unique procedures to manage pain. These procedures often involved an injection of an anesthetic agent and/or corticosteroid medicine around nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, or muscles, as well as insertion of spinal cord stimulators, a drug

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

delivery unit, or a procedure to stop nerves from working for an extended period of time (radiofrequency ablation). These interventional pain management techniques help the patient:

  • Allow for increased activities at work and home
  • Reduce the severity and duration of pain
  • Overcome isolation
  • Learn new ways to cope with pain
  • Improve quality of life
  • Rehabilitate

Conditions Treated

Patients who require interventional pain management services often suffer distress caused by certain conditions, such as:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic mouth, face, and head pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Post-traumatic pain syndrome
  • Malignancy
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Muscle and/or bone pain

Interventional Treatments

Lumbar Transforaminal Injection

Lumbar Transforaminal Injection

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Discography
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Selective root blocks
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Knee/Hip/Shoulder/Ankle Injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, hypogastric, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Celiac plexus neurolytics
  • Intrathecal and epidural infusion systems