Interventional Pain Management

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Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

If you suffer from chronic pain, you know all too well how difficult it is to find a treatment that helps you get your pain under control. The specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio, offer interventional pain management to help you get long-term relief from your chronic pain. To learn more about interventional pain management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management is a medical specialty that provides pain control through the use of minimally invasive treatments, such as medication injections, nerve blocks, or electrical stimulation. Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine is devoted to providing the most advanced treatments possible so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Who is a Candidate for Interventional Pain Management?

If your pain is affecting your quality of life, interventional pain management may be an option for you. Your specialist at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine determines if you’re a good candidate after an examination, review of your medical history, and discussion of your pain symptoms.

Your specialist may recommend interventional pain management to treat:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylothesis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Nerve pain
  • Leg pain


Interventional pain management treatment may be used in conjunction with other treatments and therapies as part of your overall care plan, such as physical therapy, to help you get the most benefit.

What are Interventional Pain Management Treatments?

Interventional pain management includes a number of minimally invasive techniques. Some of the most common include:

  • Epidural Injections: During an epidural injection, a steroid and anesthetic is injected into the epidural space in your spine to either relieve pain or diagnose a condition.
  • Nerve Blocks: Nerve blocks help determine a source of pain and decrease inflammation.
  • Facet Joint Injections: An injection into your facet joint helps determine if it’s the source of your pain, and also provides pain relief.
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Neurotomy: During a pulsed radiofrequency neurotomy, radio-frequency energy is used to disable a nerve so it can no longer transmit pain signals.
  • Rhizotomy: A rhizotomy uses heated electrodes to turn your nerves off so they can’t send pain signals to your brain.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Spinal cord stimulation uses electrical impulses to aid in pain control. This type of interventional pain management requires the implantation of a device to send the impulses.

 

Pain does not have to control your life. If you’re struggling to get your pain under control, it may be time to consider interventional pain management. Call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.