When it comes to pain management, there are many avenues. And depending on your body, not every path leads to positive results. This is because many pain treatments “treat” the pain rather than the source. To truly eradicate pain, you must find the source of the pain – and go from there. This is what interventional pain management does.
Interventional Pain Management Searches for the Source of Pain
According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders.” The practice utilizes treatment partners, combining the knowledge and skills of a variety of healthcare professionals, to facilitate healing. Through cooperation between your primary care physician and other professionals such as internists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses, among others, the team can work together to provide a full range of pain management that remedies the source of pain.
Interventional Pain Management Seeks to Improve Quality of Life
The primary objective of interventional pain management is to relieve, reduce, or manage pain through minimally invasive and patient-specific techniques. In addition to pain reduction, interventional pain management seeks to assist patients in their return to everyday activities. In doing so, the patient’s overall quality of life should improve alongside the cessation of pain.
Interventional Pain Management Helps Individuals Suffering from Chronic Issues
Those who are best suited to see an interventional pain specialist are patients who have not succeeded with conservative therapies, are not having the wanted outcome with traditional medications, and/or are not candidates for spinal surgery. Or, those who have had surgeries and still experience pain. Further, patients with isolated sources of pain – such as migraines or sciatic pain – are well suited for interventional pain management treatments.
The key to treating patients with interventional pain management is diagnosing the pain appropriately. This can be done through conversation with the patient or other imaging techniques such as MRI. With the proper diagnosis comes comprehensive treatment and relief.
If you have been suffering from pain, it is worth your time to sit down and discuss your situation and options with an interventional pain specialist. The specialists at American Interventional Pain Institute would be honored to help you navigate your journey toward pain-free living. You can contact them online, or call them at 561-641-0089 to schedule your consultation.
While we all experience pain in this life, we don’t always have to let it continue.