01 Sep Application of pain management procedures in spinal region
As per the report by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, nearly 100 million Americans are facing the issue of chronic pain. It can be defined as the pain which persists for more than six months.
Now, the question arises: What are the most effective methods to get rid of chronic pain?
To help the patients in getting rid of chronic pain, pain management doctors implement an array of invasive methods that minimize the dependency on the medication.
Several procedures are specifically directed towards the pain management of the spinal region in the human body.
Some of these include:
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
It is an injection procedure to get rid of pain occurring in sacrolliac joint due to arthritis. A combination of steroid and anesthetics is injected for alleviating the swelling and pain.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
This procedure requires electric impulses to offer relief from chronic pain in the back region. Spinal cord stimulation is highly effective to treat pain, which persists after a failed back surgery. As a part of this treatment, an implant called spinal cord stimulator is surgically placed under the skin.
Intrathecal Pain Pump
As a part of this procedure, a pain pump releases a fixed amount of medication in the area that surrounds the spinal cord, also known as intrathecal space. The pump is implanted in the abdominal region under the skin.
Medial Branch Block
In this procedure, the pain management doctor performs diagnosis to identify the painful facet joint, which are the joints that offer flexibility to the spine. The diagnosis is followed by injecting anesthetics to offer relief from the pain.
Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection
This method, which uses an injection of steroid and anesthetics, is applied to minimize the swelling and inflammation associated with irritated spinal nerves. The injection is inserted via an opening in the sacrum.
Apart from these procedures, pain management doctors also offer treatment for pain in region like knee joints and neck with the help of injections of heat waves.
For making an appointment with a pain management doctor, you can call on the number: (480) 838-1914.