27 Jun SAY NO TO PAIN WITH 3 AMAZING INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PROCEDURES IN SAN ANTONIO
Pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care. Pain is considered chronic if it lasts beyond the average healing period or longer than three to six months. It can be persistent or intermittent. Some experience more pain during the day, while others do so at night. Regardless of the cause or pattern of the pain, interventional pain procedures have shown lasting pain relief in a wide variety of conditions. Here are the three amazing interventional pain procedures offered at the leading pain clinic in San Antonio, Texas Pain Network.
RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION OR NEUROTOMY
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) or neurotomy is one of the most effective interventional pain procedures used to treat chronic pain in the spinal joints of the neck or back. . An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. Conditions under which RFA is recommended are joint arthritis in the neck, back or SI joint.
Often a group of nerves that causes pain to a specific organ or body region can be blocked with an injection of medication into a specific area of the body. The interventional pain procedures that use an injection of a nerve-numbing substance are called nerve blocks. For instance, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural blocks are used to relieve neck and back pain while subarachnoid block and celiac plexus block are used to bring relief in case of abdominal and pelvic pain.
TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
Trigger points are areas of muscle that have a feeling of severe tightness to them. These areas are commonly tender when touched and sometimes, result in involuntary muscle spasms and pain. Interventional pain procedure, trigger point injection into this area can help to provide pain relief to the patient and will loosen the muscle to make it more receptive to other treatments. Trigger point injections can provide relief for conditions such as TMJ syndrome, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, or episodic headaches (tension and migraine).
To discuss your case or to know more about interventional pain procedures, call us at 210-202-4030 today.