The Benefits of Interventional Pain Management

Chronic pain impacts nearly 20% — or 50 million — Americans, and if you’re one of those individuals, traditional pain management methods can feel one-size-fits-all. But at CurePain, we believe in customized, multidisciplinary treatment plans. 

Dr. David Wu, our pain management expert, knows how difficult life with chronic pain can be. That’s why he offers interventional pain management methods that help you take control of your pain quickly and safely. Here, we’re exploring just a few of the ways you can benefit from interventional pain management.

A closer look at interventional pain management 

Before diving into the many advantages of interventional pain management, we’re taking a closer look at the basics. Interventional pain management is a multidisciplinary approach to pain that relieves and reduces your symptoms through minimally invasive techniques. 

Dr. Wu takes into account your health history, symptoms, and pain relief goals when creating your interventional pain management plan. Depending on your needs, he may recommend the following:

Interventional pain management can address a wide range of painful conditions, including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated discs, headaches, and common causes of neck, back, and joint pain. It may also be an option if you haven’t been able to manage your pain with other treatments. 

But interventional pain management doesn’t stop at just reducing your symptoms. Here are a few of the other reasons why we encourage all our patients to consider interventional pain management.

Fewer side effects

Surgery and prescription medications come with inherent side effects — and lots of them. With interventional pain management, however, you can get pain relief from therapies that are much safer and aren’t accompanied by a laundry list of possible complications. 

Reduced dependence on opioids

Many of our patients have hopes of managing their pain without addictive opioids, and interventional pain management gives them that option. While medication is sometimes an effective treatment for your condition, a combination of interventional pain management techniques can be just as if not more effective. 

Quick, lasting relief

Finding a treatment that works well as it guarantees can often be just as frustrating as the pain itself. But our interventional pain management methods deliver on their promises of quick, lasting pain relief. 

For example, an epidural injection provides many patients with near-immediate relief that lasts for months, and spinal cord stimulators can deliver pain relief that lasts for years. 

Minimally invasive techniques

Our interventional pain management options are outpatient procedures that often only require a needle for an injection. That means that you don’t have to sacrifice your daily routine or your other health and wellness goals to find genuine pain relief. 

Targeted treatment

Traditional pain management methods like pain medication affect your entire body and typically only mask the pain for a few hours. With our interventional pain management options, we can deliver pain relief through accurate injections and targeted therapies that address your symptoms at their source.

If you’d like more information about how we can address your pain with fast-acting, long-lasting, minimally invasive treatments, call our Torrance, California, office or request an appointment online today. 

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