What Is Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management is a discipline of medicine that diagnoses and treats pain. Unlike taking prescription medication, interventional pain management uses techniques to directly address the source of the pain. These techniques include, but are not limited to, injections (joint injections, single nerve root blocks, sacroiliac joint injections) and radiofrequency ablation and neuroablation.
Interventional Pain Management At LA Health Solutions
We perform minimally invasive techniques offering a variety of injections. We offer fluoroscopically-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We have a group of board-certified pain intervention specialists to perform these procedures.
We offer cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural steroid injections. During a cervical epidural injection, our specialists inject medicine into the area around the spinal cord in your neck. A thoracic epidural injection helps temporarily block pain in your thoracic region which is the upper to middle part of your back. Lumbar epidural steroid injections are usually used to reduce inflammation around the spinal nerves. Facet joint injections are administered to a very specific set of joints, placed into and around the facet joints, which are the small joints located between each vertebra on the back of the spine. Sacroiliac joint injections are injections of local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint which links your pelvis and your lower spine.
We also perform lumbar sympathetic and medial branch blocks. A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic into or around the sympathetic nervous system. These nerves are located on either side of the spine, in the lower back. A medial branch block is an injection that blocks pain coming from the medial nerves. Those run through the facet joints.
Cervical and lumbar radiofrequency neurotomy is another procedure we use to treat your chronic pain. Radiofrequency neurotomy uses heat generated by radio waves to target specific nerves and temporarily turn off their ability to send pain signals.
For more information about our interventional pain management services visit: https://lahealthsolutions.com/interventional-pain-management/