Purpose of Interventional Pain Management

Although a seemingly new specialty in medical practice, only coined in 1996 by Steven Waldman, interventional pain management offers a welcome alternative to medicinal applications for relief. From chiropractors to naturopaths to physical therapists, they apply various methods to help patients relieve acute or chronic pain and improve their quality of life moving forward. What began as early as the late 1890s with nerve blocks has expanded into a broad spectrum of treatment options that patients can turn to and gain relief.

Do I Need Interventional Pain Management?

The list of ailments that this specialty can treat is diverse and still growing as research continues and the practice evolves. You may want to consider speaking with a specialist like those at TruWell for some of the following complications, to name a few:

  • Ongoing stiffness in your joints
  • Mental fatigue from chronic pain
  • Aching sciatic nerve

While those examples are relatively obvious, interventional pain management aims to examine you as a whole and can often uncover other contributing factors, like exercise levels, dietary issues, stress, and even medication side effects. In the end, if you feel any consistent pain, the interventional route may be the way to go if you’ve exhausted all other options or don’t want to resort to invasive and costly surgery.

What Sort of Treatments Are Available?

As mentioned, treatments focus on first diagnosing the origin of the pain to then deal with the entire person instead of the pain alone. So many of our pain points come from some other issue in our bodies, which much of modern medicine simply throws medication at until it becomes too unbearable, requiring more drastic surgeries. A regular treatment or therapy plan can be the key to mitigating chronic pain or costly and invasive surgery. A one-time procedure is often enough for many patients, and recovery time can be so minimal they are back to normal the same day. In either case, here are a few forms of the treatment you could use to manage your pain:

  • Acupuncture
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Physical therapy

It’s entirely dependent on what you and your pain management specialist discuss as the best fit for you. All that matters is getting you back or as close to normal as possible.

At TruWell, we have a dedicated team of specialists who can help treat and manage your pain. We can build a management plan that combines modern integrated pain management techniques and technology with our holistic approach to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process. To find out more about pain management and how TruWell Health can help you, please get in touch with our team by calling our office at 727-361-2162 or booking an appointment online.

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