The Benefits of Interventional Pain Medicine

The Benefits of Interventional Pain Medicine

Managing chronic pain is time consuming and can keep you from doing the activities you love. Chronic pain can make common chores around the house and going to work almost impossible. Interventional pain medicine offers an organized way to manage your pain and improve your quality of life.

At Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care, our pain management specialists use interventional pain medicine treatments to help you relieve, reduce, and manage chronic pain. 

Pain medicine is delivered in a variety of ways, including orally and through therapeutic injections. When managed by our experienced pain management specialists, you get just the right dosing to help you find relief without dependence. 

We have an in-depth understanding of the physiology of pain and how to use medications, along with other treatments, to manage your condition. 

Here are some of the benefits of using interventional pain medicine to manage your condition.

Pain medications can help you get relief from chronic back pain

Chronic back pain responds well to interventional pain medicine, especially when delivered in the form of therapeutic injections. Our team has experience using a wide variety of pain management injections, including peripheral joint injections, limb and bursal injections, and Botox® injections. 

Therapeutic injections can offer near-immediate relief and the effects last for several weeks or months.

Epidural injections reduce pain by delivering anesthetics and corticosteroid medications into the spine to reduce pain and improve function in all areas of the spine, including the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions. The injections eliminate inflammation that irritates nerves that make your back stiff and irritable.

Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks are helpful when you have inflammation and pain in a specific nerve root.

Facet joint injections provide pain relief and help our specialists determine if a facet joint is the source of your discomfort. The facet joints sit between the vertebrae. Facet joint pain can appear in your neck, low back, and legs. 

Sacroiliac joint injections help relieve pain in the low back and buttocks. 

Some patients develop trigger points, small areas of a muscle that becomes very sensitive to touch, pressure, and movement. Trigger point injections help relieve these tight bundles to give you relief in areas like your neck, back, and shoulders. 

Interventional pain medicine helps you feel well enough to benefit from physical therapy

Physical therapy can be quite beneficial in helping you lessen chronic pain and restore activity to the highest possible level. Severe chronic pain often prevents you from participating in the very physical therapy exercises that would help you overcome pain in the future.

Interventional pain medicine offers the relief you may need to participate in physical therapy and start to retrain your movement patterns. With time, you may be able to wean yourself off of the medications as your physical therapy exercises and treatments work for pain management. 

Carefully managed interventional pain medicine can bring general improvements in your daily life

Pain medications help you get a handle on chronic pain, which improves your mood, ability to work, and relationships. You get an improved sense of well-being and experience a higher quality of life. 

Interventional pain medicine is carefully monitored

Interventional pain medicine is only part of a comprehensive treatment plan. We carefully plan your use of medications, especially opioids, to monitor your dosage and discourage dependence or abuse. We can help you use medications responsibly and effectively.

If you suffer from chronic pain, contact one of the offices of Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care in Plano, Texas today. Our pain management specialists can help you put together a treatment plan to restore your quality of life and function.

Call the most convenient location or use the online tool to schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you.

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