Why Pain Management
Pain is simply neurological signals interpreted by the brain, and it's up to your Interventional Pain Physician to investigate and unlock the root cause. It's not always clear cut, symptoms are not easily describable, random (without particular patterns), and may be even very mild. The goal for your physician should always be to ultimately eliminate the pain, however this can take time and effort.
You should always work with a physician that talks about your pain recovery roadmap with a goal of ultimately eliminating pain.
New Pain Management
In the past, the primary goal was to minimize pain or make it tolerable so that you can live with it. But that's no way to live! It has resulted in lifetime patients and an Opioid Crisis! New Pain Management involves advanced treatments that may be surgical, non-invasive, non-opioid options and much more focused on improvement of your pain levels instead of the vicious cycle of pain > medicating > pain > medicating.
Interventional Pain Management at Pain MD Houston
If you live with pain that won’t go away, you know how frustrating it can be. Interventional pain management is a branch of medical care that can help. Specialists in this field find the cause of your pain. They treat it at its source. This can give you a better quality of life.
Interventional pain management may help you if you have pain that lasts for a long time. That’s known as “chronic pain.” You can develop chronic pain because of illness or injury. It can also be from surgery or some other medical treatment.
Interventional pain management specialists manage chronic pain with things like nerve blocks, joint injections, nerve stimulation and radiofrequency ablation. Different types of pain respond to different methods. Your Pain MD Houston pain specialist will work closely with the rest of your healthcare team to create a plan that’s right for you. You’ll take an active role in your own care, too. You’ll give valuable feedback about your pain and make important decisions about your treatment.
Although some chronic pain can never be cured, interventional pain management can help reduce it. And it can give you a plan to cope with your pain. Talk to your doctor at Pain MD Houston for more information about care for chronic pain.
You Have Options
We have seen that a number of clinics focus on one or two modalities for treatment. The problem is that pain is neurological and that means "it's complex". There are a wide variety of therapies, products, at-home activities, procedures and medicines that can be used and we believe there's a place for all. Determining which (or combination thereof) is right for you is a process for you and your Pain MD to work together on.
Those could be laser ablation, spinal cord stimulation, Ketamine infusions, Platelet Rich Plasma, Steroid injections, Stem cell therapy, Botox, trigger point injections and much more!