Pain is a complex and subjective experience that can significantly impact one's quality of life. Whether it is acute or chronic, pain can be debilitating and affect various aspects of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Pain management is a multidisciplinary approach that aims to alleviate or reduce pain, improve function, and enhance overall quality of life for individuals suffering from different types of pain.
One of the primary goals of pain management is to identify the underlying causes of pain and develop an individualized treatment plan. This may involve diagnostic tests, medical evaluations, and a thorough understanding of the patient's medical history. By understanding the root causes of pain, healthcare providers can better target their interventions and tailor treatment approaches accordingly. Pain management approaches can vary widely and may include pharmacological interventions, such as medications and analgesics, non-pharmacological therapies. including physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, and different minimally invasive pain injections to precisely targeted pain trigger areas.
The injections are mostly guided by ultrasound and fluoroscopy to correctly locate and inject medication at target area which is responsible for pain. These procedures are mostly done in OPD or in day care basis, so no prolong admissions are required. These procedures are done under local anaesthesia causing minimal pain during the procedure. Main advantages are short span of hospital stay, early discharge and no risks or fear of surgery.
Who is a good candidate for interventional pain management? Patients who are suffering from the following pain conditions or received different treatment options without relief, and looking for non-surgical treatment options can visit Pain Clinic. Low back pain Upper back pain Neck Pain Shoulder pain/ Frozen shoulder/Rotator cuff injury Disc prolapsed/Sciatica Knee pain Ankle/Heel pain Plantar fasciitis Tennis elbow Wrist pain Nerve pain