Pain management (also called pain medicine or algiatry) is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. Pain sometimes resolves promptly once the underlying trauma or pathology has healed, and is treated by one practitioner, with drugs such as analgesics and (occasionally) anxiolytics. Effective management of long term pain, however, frequently requires the coordinated efforts of the management team.
Medicine treats injury and pathology to support and speed healing; and treats distressing symptoms such as pain to relieve suffering during treatment and healing. When a painful injury or pathology is resistant to treatment and persists, when pain persists after the injury or pathology has healed, and when medical science cannot identify the cause of pain, the task of medicine is to relieve suffering. Treatment approaches to long term pain include pharmacologic measures, such as analgesics, tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants, interventional procedures, physical therapy, physical exercise, application of ice and/or heat, and psychological measures, such as biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy.
• Fluoroscopically Guided • Intrathecal Pain Pumps • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Injections
• Facet Joint Injections • Epidural Steroid Injections • Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block
• Trigger Point Injections • Gasserian Ganglion Block • Major Joint and Bursa Injections
• Botox Injections • Spinal Cord Stimulation • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
• Minimally Invasive Lumbar • Decompression (MILD) • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
• Sympathetic Nerve Blocks • Stellate Ganglion Block • Trigeminal Nerve Block
• Celiac Plexus Block • Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments
• Occipital Nerve Block • Nerve Blocks for Headache and Facial Pain