If you have a chronic pain problem, interventional pain procedures can give you effective relief from your symptoms and even help to remove the source of your pain. Shimul Sahai, MD, and her team at Phoenician Pain & Rehabilitation Center in Chandler, Arizona, specialize in helping men and women who have chronic pain conditions and have considerable expertise using a range of cutting-edge interventional treatments. If you’re experiencing long-lasting pain, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
Pain medications are often used to manage pain, both acute and chronic. However, although they have their place, painkilling drugs have little effect on the underlying cause of pain. Commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals mask pain and relieve the immediate discomfort, but they don’t reduce pain over the long term.
Interventional pain procedures are alternative forms of treatment that use a range of different approaches to reduce chronic pain. Many interventional pain procedures act on the root causes of pain as well as manage the pain itself.
Interventional pain procedures are helpful in treating all forms of chronic pain. Some procedures are particularly suited to specific types of pain — for example, BotoxⓇ injections are best for treating migraines. Other treatments have a wider range of uses, and some, like physical therapy, are almost universally helpful as part of a chronic pain management plan.
Chronic pain most often affects the musculoskeletal system, so interventional pain procedures are excellent for joint, back, and neck pain. At Phoenician Pain & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Sahai sees patients with a variety of conditions, including:
Interventional pain procedures can be effective in relieving pain and other symptoms in these and other conditions, including the management of cancer pain.
Dr. Sahai offers a range of interventional pain procedures, including:
Injectables may contain an anesthetic to reduce pain or numb the affected area, a steroid that helps reduce inflammation, or both. Injectables available at Phoenician Pain & Rehabilitation Center include:
Dr. Sahai also uses ultrasound-guided injections into joints and soft tissues.
Regenerative medicine is a rapidly developing branch of pain management. Treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy use injections of natural human cells to boost your body’s innate healing mechanisms and stimulate the repair and regeneration of soft tissues.
Implantable technologies such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation require a minimally invasive surgical procedure to fit a device under your skin. Activating the device affects the nerves and blocks the transmission of pain signals to your brain.
Dr. Sahai also uses other interventional pain procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and hyaluronic acid injections that help stimulate new tissue growth.
To find out more about the range of interventional pain procedures available at Phoenician Pain & Rehabilitation Center, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.