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Is Interventional Pain Management As Effective As Surgery?

Chronic pain can be debilitating. From preventing you from living a full life or affecting the time spent with your family, pain can affect you in infinite ways. We understand that you’d likely do anything to alleviate the pain, but before jumping into invasive surgeries, interventional pain management can be a great alternative.

But is it as effective as surgery? Our pain management specialists at Impact Medical Zephyrhills answer this question and discuss how interventional pain management can be beneficial for those who think that surgery is their only option.

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Interventional pain management deals with diagnosing and treating painful chronic disorders. The purpose is to address the root of painful symptoms and address them with minimally invasive procedures. That way, you can avoid surgery and return to the activities that you love.

It is important to know that interventional pain management, manages pain. It is meant to improve the quality of your life and help you manage your pain, but sometimes it does not fully eliminate the pain, only reduces it.

You may also need several treatments to get relief, but it depends on your symptoms, condition, and the type of injury you have (if any).

Types of Interventional Pain Management

There are several procedures and treatments that our doctors use that fall into the Interventional pain management category. We often combine these procedures to alleviate chronic pain.

A few examples include:

  • Steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Radiofrequecy ablation

These treatments are used to help eliminate the source of pain and are often used effectively to numb the areas of the body where the pain is occurring. Many of these treatments such as facet joint or steroid injections are also used to reduce inflammation which can enhance the function of the affected nerves and joints.

Why Surgery Should Be Considered a Last Resort

We like to recommend interventional pain management instead of surgery because surgery is quite invasive and can have long recovery times. There’s also the risk of many complications when undergoing surgery that can be avoided by other less invasive procedures.

With interventional pain management, patients can find relief quicker and return to their daily lives much sooner than if they undergo surgery.

Plus, our interventional pain management treatments are outpatient procedures, allowing patients to return home the same day without any nasty side effects. And, these procedures and treatments are typically less expensive than surgery, which makes them accessible to more patients.

While surgery can be critical for many conditions, we have found that the treatments and procedures that we use in our clinic, can postpone surgery indefinitely or alleviate the need for it altogether. That’s a win in our book!

Say Goodbye to Pain

If you’re ready to get relief from your pain and get back to living your active lifestyle, don’t hesitate to reach out to our interventional pain management specialists at Impact Medical Zephyrhills.

We offer several different treatments, including facet joint and epidural injections, as well as nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablation that can effectively treat your pain.

Avoid surgery and say goodbye to paying for good. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment at (813) 706-5156!