Very often, pain management treatments involve receiving injections in the affected area, that help relieve the stress and pain in the area. Quite often, these injections help find out the exact causes of the pain.
Nerve root block injections are used to diagnose the cause for back or neck pain and help relieve some of the stress of the pain as well.
Peripheral or Electrical Nerve Stimulation involves sending mild electrical nerve stimulation to treat chronic pain. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation are two types of Electrical Nerve Stimulation (ENS).
A breakthrough treatment, disc decompression therapy is useful for many types of disc injuries. Also referred to as Percutaneous Discectomy, it is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure used by physicians to treat painful intervertebral disc in the spine.
A sacroiliac joint injection is used to diagnose or treat lower back pain associated with sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The injection is performed under fluoroscopy for accuracy and it provides 80% relief immediately.
An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of the nerve tissue, this helps decrease the pain signals from the spine and neck area.
Patients suffering from chronic or acute joint or muscle pain are often advised to go for complex surgeries, but they are not always prepared to undergo risky procedures.
Pain management cannot be done in isolation. It has to be accompanied by proper rehabilitative services that allow the patient to re-enter normal life with ease and without pain.
Pain patients are often advised to engage in physical activities that help keep their bodies active and their minds fresh. Physical exercises help increase mobility and movement of joints and muscles that would otherwise be largely unused.