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Pain Relief Procedures

Pain Management Specialists located in LaGrange, GA
Pain Relief Procedures

Pain Relief Procedures services offered in LaGrange, GA

Managing pain is a process that often requires more than physical therapy and medications. At Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain in LaGrange, Georgia, expert pain management physicians perform pain relief procedures that can restore function to your damaged or injured area. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about pain relief procedures.

Pain Relief Procedures Q & A

What are pain relief procedures?

Pain relief procedures are techniques that your doctor performs to alleviate discomfort. At Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain, physicians perform minimally invasive procedures that can relieve pain and discomfort while restoring function. Your provider may recommend these procedures if non-invasive options haven’t delivered the relief you need.

With an on-site ambulatory surgery center (ASC), physicians can perform minimally invasive procedures without the downtime of an inpatient setting.

What are the different types of pain relief procedures?

TDI Pain offers many different types of pain relief procedures, including:

Corticosteroid joint injections

Corticosteroid medications have anti-inflammatory effects that can relieve chronic pain. Your provider may recommend an injection if you have an inflammatory condition, like arthritis in the hips or knees. To ensure proper placement, the physician may use fluoroscopic guidance. This procedure produces real-time X-ray images to guide the medication into the exact area of pain.

Epidural injection

Like corticosteroid injections, the physician may deliver an epidural using fluoroscopy. An epidural injection involves injecting medication into the epidural space in your spine. These injections can help relieve pain. 

Radiofrequency nerve ablation

Radiofrequency nerve ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency signals to disrupt the tiny nerves that carry pain signals from the joints in your spine. These are only done if simple diagnostic blocks are shown to be beneficial. This procedure can help relieve pain for up to 6 months. 

Spinal cord stimulation trials
Spinal cord stimulation uses electrical signals to modify how your brain processes pain. Once the device is in place, you can control the signals with a handheld remote. A trial period is necessary to determine the proper placement of your stimulator’s electrodes.

After a comprehensive physical exam, medical history review, and imaging scans, your provider can create your personalized treatment plan.

What can I expect from pain relief procedures?

Interventional pain relief procedures typically require less downtime than inpatient surgery at a hospital. After your procedure is complete, you can return home the same day. Your provider will provide detailed instructions to help you manage your pain effectively. 

Call Total Diagnostic and Interventional Pain today or request an appointment online to learn more about pain relief procedures.