What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is the term used to refer to the field of medicine which involves treating pain with invasive interventions such as nerve blocks (interrupting the flow of pain signals along specific nervous system pathways), neuromodulation (including spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation) and implantable drug delivery systems.

What procedures does Elgin Pain Management offer?

Some of the commonly used interventional procedures employed at Elgin Pain Management include:

  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Botox Injections
  • Epidural and Nerve Root Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks and Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS)
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment for Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Genicular Neurotomy for Knee Pain
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Intrathecal Pumps

While this list is by no means exhaustive, it must be stressed that interventional pain management is not all encompassing in terms of pain management. All patients still need to undergo a multidisciplinary path to pain management to empower them to achieve overall pain control.