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Interventional Pain Management

APEX Spine and Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery & Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery located in Suwanee, GA & Bethlehem, GA

Interventional pain management uses the most innovative, leading-edge treatments to give patients long-term freedom from chronic pain. At Apex Spine and Neurosurgery, the compassionate treatment specialists perform procedures such as epidural injections, spinal cord stimulator trials, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to help their patients get back to living active lives. There are offices in Alpharetta, Bethlehem, Columbus, and Suwanee, Georgia, so call the nearest location or request your appointment through online booking now.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is comprehensive care for patients with long-term (chronic) musculoskeletal pain. The interventional pain management team at Apex Spine and Neurosurgery focuses on diagnosing and treating the root cause of your chronic pain, with the ultimate goal of long-term relief so you can return to your life. 

Interventional pain management includes a wide variety of treatment approaches, but all the treatments are minimally invasive and usually performed as outpatient procedures. 

With interventional pain management, you can pursue aggressive treatment to resolve your pain without undergoing major surgery. 

When should I see an interventional pain management doctor?

Interventional pain management is a middle step between conservative treatments and major surgery. If you’ve tried physical therapy, medication, and activity rest but haven’t healed and still experience severe pain, interventional pain management could be extremely beneficial. Some specific conditions that interventional pain management frequently treats are: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Motor vehicle accident injury

Some conditions might not respond to interventional pain management, but there are other options. The Apex Spine and Neurosurgery team also specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures that can offer relief for virtually any chronic pain.  

What are some common interventional pain management treatments?

Apex Spine and Neurosurgery offers the most proven interventional pain management treatment options, such as:

Epidural injections

Epidural injections place a corticosteroid medication and local anesthesia in the epidural area around the spinal cord. The injections can greatly decrease inflammation, shrink swollen tissues, and relieve pain for as long as a few months. 

Spinal cord stimulator (SCS)

A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that delivers small electrical signals to the nerves in the painful part of your spine. These signals overtake pain signals, preventing them from getting to your brain so you don’t perceive them. An SCS is a permanent device, so before you get one, you’ll have an SCS trial to ensure it reduces your pain by at least half.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 

PRP takes the healing cells from your blood and concentrates them into a powerful regenerative solution. When injected into an area where you’re not healing properly, PRP triggers rapid healing, decreases inflammation, and eases pain. 

Ready to learn more? Call Apex Spine and Neurosurgery or click online booking now.