What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is a medical specialty that utilizes minimally-invasive procedures as part of a multidisciplinary program to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. For over 20 years, Comprehensive Pain Management Center has been the primary treatment location for the expert interventional pain management physcians of Pain Management Specialists in Rockville, Maryland. 

What conditions may benefit?

Interventional pain management is often the most effective solution to a broad spectrum of pain conditions, particularly neuromusculoskeletal disorders. These conditions are ones that affect your spine, bones, muscles, joints, connective tissues, cartilage, and nerves.

Some of the many pain conditions treated at Comprehensive Pain Management Center are:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Bursitis

  • Spinal stenosis

  • Herniated discs

  • Sciatica

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

  • Neuropathic pain

For these and other pain conditions, a spectrum of interventional treatments can reduce and even eliminate the need for pain medication and associated side effects, toxicities, and addiction.

What are some interventional pain treatments?

Interventional pain management treatments performed at  include:

Epidural steroid injections

Spinal injections of steroids that reduce inflammation to relieve pain from pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, sciatica and herniated discs.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of a needle to heat the nerves in your spine that are responsible for arthritic pain in the facet joints. The heat interrupts but does not kill the nerves, which take 6-12 months to grow back.

Spinal cord stimulation

A spinal cord stimulator is a device rather like a pacemaker that the Pain Management Specialists team implants in your back. The device sends out mild electrical pulses that jam abnormal pain signals as they travel to your brain.

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation 

DRG stimulation is a newer type of spinal cord stimulation that targets a bundle of neurons at the base of a nerve called the dorsal root ganglion. DRG stimulation is particularly effective for conditions like chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and traumatic or surgical nerve injuries.

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)

Vertos Medical's MILD treatment relieves lumbar spinal stenosis pain.

To find out more about interventional pain management and how it can help with your chronic pain condition, call Pain Management Specialists today or book an appointment online