Non-Surgical Treatments for Pain Management
Interventional Pain Management consists of various procedures which direct thin needles, under X-ray guidance, toward the patients pain generator, such as facet joints, nerves, intervertebral discs, and the like. Pain relieving medication is then delivered to the cause of the pain. Some of these procedures may use the patient’s own stem cells. Usually these procedures are temporary, lasting a couple of weeks to around nine months.
These procedures may allow for the greater participation in rehabilitation, with less pain. These procedures may allow for the reduced consumption of pain pills. These outpatient procedures are performed in an operating room, with the patient under twilight anesthesia, so that there is no pain.