Interventional Pain Management
Pain Management in Little Rock, Arkansas
Southern Regional Pain Services in Little Rock, Arkansas specializes in what is known as interventional pain management, a medical subspecialty in which pain is treated and temporarily eliminated or reduced with a number of invasive “interventions.”
Pain Management Services
Among the interventional pain management services employed by our skilled team of physicians and nurse practitioner are:
Aimed at relieving chronic pain, these injections – administered to one or more of the small joints lining the vertebrae – provide immediate and long-lasting relief. During a diagnostic facet joint block, an anesthetic is injected into the spinal facet joints or near the nerves that are connected to the facet joint to ascertain the source of your pain.
The procedure is relatively quick, lasting only 10-30 minutes, and the injected steroids begin to work within a matter of days. More than one injection may be necessary, depending on how many joints are involved. However, joint pain sufferers have reported significant relief when this method of treatment is used.
As a means of diagnosing and treating lower back pain, the doctors at Southern Regional Pain Services can inject steroid medication into the sacroiliac joint, which relieves pain and swelling.
Injections of BOTOX for pain management can be very effective in blocking the nerve signals that trigger migraine headaches. Likewise, trigger point injections (TPIs) administered by the physicians at Southern Regional Pain Services can treat painful areas that contain trigger points where knots form when muscles don’t relax.
Epidural steroid injections provide a solution for leg, neck, and lower back pain that has lingered for an extended period of time. This minimally invasive treatment method, which involves the injection of a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory corticosteroids, has shown to be effective in improving disc herniation and spinal stenosis symptoms. The injections are administered in the epidural space surrounding the spinal column and start to take effect in two to seven days, although the anesthetic starts relieving pain instantaneously.
This is a regional anesthesia technique. It involves the injection of local anesthetic agents close to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that extends from the spinal cord through the cervicoaxillary canal and into the armpit. It temporarily alleviates the symptoms of upper extremity chronic pain conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and peripheral neuropathies.
This type of injection, often prescribed and administered by the pain management specialists at Southern Regional Pain Services, is used to treat inflammation in specific trigger point areas of muscle pain (the hip, shoulder, knee, etc.).
Contact Our Pain Clinic in Little Rock, AR
The interventional pain management options offered at Southern Regional Pain Services can make your day-to-day activities less difficult and can effectively restore your quality of life. To learn more about these methods, call our office today at (501) 661-8290 and schedule a consultation. Or you can use our secure online request an appointment form to arrange your visit.