Interventional Spine Treatment
Chronic back and neck pain is a common condition that can be treated in a variety of ways. One of the most successful approaches is Interventional Spine Management. This treatment has been successfully used to treat patients suffering from acute or chronic pain such as disc bulges or disc disease, spinal stenosis, facet joint nerve pain, sacroiliac joint pain, or failed back surgery syndrome, to name a few. Spinal injections are given to specifically targeted sites in and around the spine, often in conjunction with fluoroscopy for correct placement.
Interventional spine management includes ultrasound guided injections, which target the part of the spine where inflamed nerves can be found. Epidural injections are generally used for nerve root pain. Another procedure might include lumbar and cervical radiofrequency ablation or lesioning for those who have already had injections. This procedure targets nerves that carry pain impulses. Facet injections are another type of interventional spine management and focus on relieving chronic pain in the back or neck. Another type of procedure is spinal cord stimulation, which includes electrically stimulating the area around the spinal cord.
Spinal injections may be combined with corticosteroids and other anesthetic solutions for best results. Interventional spine procedures can often be done in an outpatient setting. A multi-disciplinary approach will be taken to reduce a patient’s pain. By relieving pain, patients have better range of motion and are able to take part more fully in their rehabilitation. The goal is to enable patients to achieve maximum functioning and improve the patient’s quality of life.