When medications and other treatments do not alleviate your chronic pain, you may believe that you simply have to cope with constant discomfort. Interventional pain management is a field of medicine that focuses on techniques that block the pain. At Central Florida Pain Management, we offer advanced, innovative interventional pain management services for residents of Ocala, The Villages, and the surrounding areas of central Florida.
What is Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management is an area of medicine that includes treatments and services to block pain. If your symptoms interfere with daily life and you have tried medications and other conservative options, interventional pain management is the next level of care.
What Are the Benefits of Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management is recommended when other treatments do not provide the relief that you need for daily activities. Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D., will recommend the least invasive option to start. If you still experience pain, she uses a progressive treatment approach to ensure that you receive the minimum amount of medical intervention necessary.
How is Interventional Pain Management Performed?
Our innovative treatment therapies for pain include:
- Injections to reduce inflammation that places pressure on the nerves
- Nerve blocks to target the specific nerves that are sensing pain in your body
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to limit the pain signals that are sent to the brain
- Spine, back and neck surgery to correct abnormalities that lead to chronic pain
- Pharmaceuticals to help with your pain and discomfort
What is Recovery Like After Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management aims to reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible. In many cases, a holistic approach is needed that may include physical therapy and other options. We advise our patients that effective pain management may take time, as the body often has to heal from the original injury, as well as any strains or secondary injuries that occurred as you tried to manage pain on your own.
What is the Prognosis After Interventional Pain Management?
The prognosis after our interventional pain management services is very good, but you must follow the instructions and advice of Dr. Alvarez-Perez. She will explain what changes are expected in your body as you regain control of your symptoms.
If you are not seeing improvement in your pain symptoms while working with your primary physician, our interventional pain management services can help. These treatments help by limiting the pain signals that are sent to your brain, and this will get you back to normal in relatively little time. To learn more about interventional pain management for residents of Ocala, The Villages and other areas of central Florida, contact us to schedule a consultation with Melissa Alvarez-Perez, M.D.