06 Sep Arizona Pain Treatment Center
Arizona Pain Center is a leader in interventional pain management. The board-certified physicians of Arizona Pain Center are specially trained in interventional pain management, which is a unique approach that concentrates on the use of minimally-invasive techniques for pain relief. Examples of these procedures include joint injections, nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, and surgically implanted pain pumps.
There are many benefits to using interventional pain management for treatment of chronic pain. Arizona Pain Center believes that patients can benefit in the following ways:
- The procedures reduce the pain severity and amount of time the pain is experienced.
- These techniques allow for an increase in amount of activities, which help the patient overcome any isolation from being in constant pain.
- These procedures are used to rehabilitate the patient so he/she can lead a normal life with improved quality of living.
Conditions Treated at Arizona Pain Center
At Arizona Pain Center, many disorders and conditions are treated. Because chronic pain is a problem in the United States, our physicians believe in getting the patient up and moving, while preventing any complications and setbacks. Interventional pain management is used to treat:
- Muscle and/or bone pain – Pain of the bone can arise from joint arthritis, dysfunction of a joint, or fracture. Muscle pain often occurs from overuse problems or chronic injuries.
- Malignancy – Tumors can press on nerves, spread to tissues and structures, and lead to significant pain.
- Chronic pain – Whether from arthritis, rotator cuff disease, chronic spine conditions, or other problems, chronic pain often responds to interventional pain management.
- Complex regional pain syndrome – Resulting from trauma and nerve damage, CRPS can be treated using a nerve block.
- Spinal disease – Whether you have a herniated disc, a bulging disc, scoliosis, or spinal stenosis, interventional pain management measures are effective at decreasing the pain associated with nerve root compression.
Treatment and Procedures
Arizona Pain Center strives to improve each patient’s overall quality of life. Using interventional pain management, we help our patients regain maximum function and flexibility. Our interventional pain treatment procedures include:
- Cervical Interlaminer Epidural Block
- Stellate Ganglion Nerve Blocks
- Selective Nerve Blocks
- Facet Joint Injections
- Ganglion Impar Block
- Hypogastric Plexus Block
- Neurolysis and Ablation
- Celiac Plexus Block
- Sacroiliac Joint Ablation and Block
- Occipital Nerve Block
- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
- Trigger Point Injections
- Joint Injections
- Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant
- Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Efficacy of Interventional Pain Management
According to many clinical studies, interventional pain management is effective for pain relief. The precision of diagnostic injections can assist in specific diagnosis in 80% of people who have lower back pain. The facet joint causes 40% of chronic back pain, and discs are to blame for 26%. Use of facet joint injections, epidural steroid injections, and nerve blocks are proven to relieve discomfort associated with the facet joint and spinal discs.
Patients who do not respond to pain relief measures for radicular pain were found to benefit from epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, and nerve blocks, based on the findings of several research reports. Transforaminal steroid injections were also found to decrease the need for spine surgery, with 67% of patients opting to delay surgery because of success with interventional pain management measures.
Bovajian SS (2005). Interventional Pain Management: An Overview for Primary Care Physicians. J Am Osteo Assoc, 105, 1-6.