Interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage pain. “Interventional” procedures might include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; insertion of a drug delivery system; or a procedure with radio-frequency ablation or cryoablation to stop a nerve from working for a long period of time.
- Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severit.
- Allow for an increase in activities at home and work.
- Overcome isolation.
- Learn new skills for coping with pain.
- Determine ways to end sleep problems.
- Improve the quality of life.