You don’t always have to depend on medicines or turn to surgery to keep pain at bay. Adeel Haq, MD, at Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, uses interventional pain management techniques to offer lasting improvement for a comprehensive range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. At locations in Frisco, Gainesville, and Coppell, Texas, Dr. Haq helps patients find relief from multiple causes of pain even when other techniques are unsuccessful. Call Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, or book an appointment online today to benefit from advanced interventional pain management.
Interventional pain management is a term for treatments that actively address the causes and symptoms of chronic pain.
Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, uses techniques that reduce or eliminate pain when conservative options like physical therapy and medication have proven unsuccessful. They also restore function to damaged joints and tissues.
These are just some of the causes of chronic pain that the team can treat:
Arthritis is a gradual deterioration of your joints, and it’s the leading cause of chronic joint pain. It takes numerous forms; the two most common are the wear-and-tear disorder osteoarthritis and the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.
Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, and conditions like complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) cause intense and often widespread chronic pain.
Neuropathy encompasses pain and other unpleasant sensations that can affect any part of your body outside the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). Common examples include diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which affects the lower limbs in people with diabetes, and postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles.
Conditions affecting the back and neck are very common. They include subluxations (spinal misalignments), herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. In many cases, the worst of the pain is due to radiculopathy — the compression or damage of nerves in your spine as they exit the vertebrae.
Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, uses a variety of interventional pain management techniques, including:
Nerve blocks target the clusters of nerves that are often the source of chronic pain. For example, a nerve block (injection of numbing medicine) into the sphenopalatine ganglion can relieve chronic headaches and migraines. A stellate ganglion nerve block can reduce arm pain caused by complex regional pain syndrome.
Steroids are powerful medications that reduce inflammation and pain. The injections might also contain a local anesthetic to numb the pain for a short period. Your provider at Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, can inject steroids into the epidural space around your spine, the facet joints that link your vertebrae, and other damaged joints.
Radiofrequency ablation creates heat in nerve tissue that’s transmitting chronic pain signals to your brain. The heat destroys the nerves, so they no longer send out pain messages.
For patients whose condition still doesn’t improve, spinal cord stimulation or peripheral nerve stimulation treatments might be necessary.
To find the solution to your chronic pain, contact Pain Management of North Dallas, PA, and find out about interventional pain management. Call or book an appointment online today.