Pain Management FAQ
View the answers to our pain management FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
What is Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management is a department of pain management that specializes in an array of pain-blocking techniques often in the form of injection therapies.
What does an Interventional Pain Specialist do?
An interventional pain physician can treat all levels of pain through minimally invasive techniques such as injection therapy, radiofrequency ablation, or spinal cord stimulation.
What type of treatments do Interventional Pain Specialists provide?
Interventional Pain Specialists provide treatments such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, facet joint injections, lumbar sympathetic plexus blocks, and trigger joint injections. All procedures are done on an outpatient basis.
When should I seek advice from an Interventional Pain Specialist?
When pain interferes with your daily routine and cannot be managed through conservative therapies, you may seek the advice of an interventional pain management specialist to determine if you are a good candidate for these therapies.
Am I a suitable candidate for Interventional Pain Management treatment?
To determine if you are a suitable candidate for interventional pain management treatment, your physician will administer a series of assessments including diagnostic and imaging tests, a review of your medical history, and a physical exam.
How is Interventional Pain Management is different from other pain management specialists?
Interventional pain management is different from other pain management practices because it emphasizes the importance of a precise diagnosis so treatment can begin immediately. Rather than just prescribing medication or only recommending physical therapy, an interventional pain management specialist utilizes all sources of treatment to eliminate pain in the fastest and most effective way possible for each individual patient.
Can an interventional pain management specialist help me even if I have been in pain for years and everyone says there is nothing that can be done to treat my pain?
An interventional pain management specialist can help patients with any level of pain, regardless of how long they’ve been suffering with it.