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Interventional pain management

Interventional pain management helps relieve pain by using less-invasive procedures and treatment options. If pain is interfering with your quality of life, Geisinger’s pain medicine specialists can help. From nerve blocks and pain-relieving injections to teaching meditation, we aim to reduce suffering.

Interventional pain management is more than simply treatment. We look at the whole person to understand not just your pain, but how it’s affecting your life. Then, we look for ways to treat the various aspects of your pain.

 

What you should know about interventional pain management:

  • Common types of pain we treat include:
    • Back and neck spine pain
    • Sciatica
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Joint pain
    • Muscle pain
    • Nerve pain
    • Cancer-related pain

  • We offer several types of interventional treatments, including:
    • Pain-relieving injections
    • Nerve blocks
    • Botox for headaches
    • Removal of scar tissue around nerves (epidurolysis)
    • Removing part of a herniated disk (percutaneous discectomy)
    • The use of radio waves to interfere with pain signals (radiofrequency neurotomy)
    • Electrical stimulation (neurostimulation) including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation
    • Lidocaine infusion
    • Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, capsaicin cream and supplements, mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy

 

Why choose Geisinger for interventional pain management?

  • Dedicated pain medicine specialists: Our pain management clinics give you direct access to specialists. These include doctors who have additional, rigorous training in pain management. Geisinger pain medicine specialists provide pain relief to patients throughout the system.
  • Variety of techniques: There are multiple ways to treat pain, and different people respond to different methods. This is why we offer a variety of nerve blocks, spine injections and other procedures. We also have expertise in spinal cord stimulation, which uses a pacemaker-like device to block the pain signals from your spine to your brain.
  • Alternatives to pain medication: While opioid (narcotic) pain medication may be part of your treatment plan, our goal is to lesson people’s dependence on it. We offer treatment options like, spinal cord stimulators, I-flows, DRG, radiofrequency and acupuncture.

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Interventional pain management techniques can help reduce pain for people living with conditions such as:

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