If you live with chronic pain, finding relief means finding your way back to a healthier lifestyle. Interventional pain management can help, and is the area of specialty of Rizwan Khan, MD, at Bluegrass Bone & Joint, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn more about what this approach to pain control can do for you by booking a visit online or by phone today.
Interventional pain management is an area of medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of pain disorders. Treatments include minimally invasive procedures that can reduce or control pain.
Interventional pain management aims to improve quality of life without creating long-term dependence on pain medications. Many people turn to interventional pain management after struggling with chronic pain for many years without finding relief.
Interventional pain management is a highly customized treatment approach. Your practitioner’s first step in crafting your plan is to discuss your experience with pain and what efforts you’ve made to find relief in the past.
They create a personalized treatment plan to align with your specific needs and your overall health and wellness. That plan may change over time, depending on how well your body responds.
Treatments available through interventional pain management include:
These are just some of the treatments that can help manage and reduce your pain. You learn more about the pros and cons of each option during your one-on-one consultation.
Interventional pain management seeks to improve your daily quality of life without relying on pharmaceutical interventions. While drug therapy is sometimes the best course of action, medications also come with a long list of potential side effects.
Some medication side effects can create a whole new set of problems, and the end result is simply trading one set of issues for another. Opioid pain medications also have a serious risk of addiction, as can be seen in the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic.
Interventional pain management also supports your body as it heals itself. This is a far more natural approach than surgery or drug therapy. Many treatments like joint injections and nerve blocks provide temporary pain relief as your body moves through the healing process.
Sometimes you simply need enough relief to give your body time to do what it does best, which is refresh and renew itself.
When you’re ready to learn more about all that interventional pain management has to offer, call for an appointment or schedule a visit online at your earliest convenience.