Interventional pain management techniques are minimally invasive procedures that are used to directly address the source of the pain. The techniques include injections of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles, placement of drugs in targeted areas or ablation of targeted nerves, surgical techniques like laser or endoscopic discectomy, intrathecal infusion pumps and spinal cord simulators to diagnose and manage chronic or persistent pain.
Interventional pain management techniques can help patients:
- Reduce the duration of pain and its severity.
- Allow more physical activities.
- Overcome isolation.
- Improve the quality of life.