Interventional Pain Management

Southern Pain and Spine

Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialist located in Gainesville, GA

When conservative pain management treatment fails to ease your pain, you may benefit from interventional pain management. At Southern Pain and Spine in Gainesville, Georgia, Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, and the team takes a patient-focused and comprehensive approach to pain. They aim to find and treat the root cause of your pain and improve your quality of life using a variety of methods, including interventional pain management treatments. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Interventional Pain Management Q&A

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is an area of medicine that specializes in providing comprehensive care for pain conditions. 

When conservative care fails to provide significant relief from your pain, then you may benefit from interventional pain management at Southern Pain and Spine. The pain management experts have advanced training in diagnosing and treating pain conditions. 

The team focuses on finding and treating the source of your pain to improve function and quality of life. 

Am I a candidate for interventional pain management?

The team at Southern Pain and Spine determines if you’re a candidate for interventional pain management after a thorough evaluation. You may benefit from their pain management services if you have an acute or chronic pain condition that fails to improve with pain medication and physical therapy.

Southern Pain and Spine provides expert care for many pain conditions, including:

If you have pain that’s affecting your quality of life, schedule an appointment at Southern Pain and Spine. 

What are interventional pain management treatments?

Interventional pain management treatments at Southern Pain and Spine include medication management, procedures, and rehabilitation. 

Medication management

Medication is an important component of pain management. The team takes a multi-modal approach to care, creating individual medication therapy plans that provide the best relief from pain with the least side effects.

Due to the risks of addiction and overdose, opioids are not the first line of treatment for pain. The team works closely with you, designing a safe, conservative, and effective medication management plan. 

Procedures

The team at Southern Pain and Spine may perform various interventional pain management procedures to provide long-term pain relief. This might include epidural spine injections, nerve blocks, or joint injections. 

The team may also perform procedures to diagnose the cause of your pain. For example, they may perform a facet joint injection to find the nerve causing your low back pain. Then, they may recommend radiofrequency ablation of the nerve for long-term relief.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the primary interventional pain management treatment at Southern Pain and Spine. Once the team helps you get control over your pain with medication or procedures, they design an exercise plan to improve your body’s flexibility, strength, and function.

When it comes to interventional pain management at Southern Pain and Spine, the team focuses on improving your level of function rather than the elusive goal of achieving zero pain.

For a comprehensive approach to pain from a compassionate team, call Southern Pain and Spine or request a referral online today.