Minimally Invasive Pain And Spine Interventions

Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Many options are available for the treatment of chronic pain. People usually go for oral or topical medicaments for the treatment of acute pain. But there are minimally invasive treatments available to reduce the pain without any side effects of the oral medications.

Minimally invasive procedures for pain relief include:

  • Injections for chronic pain— several types of injections are available for treating acute pains. They are given on an outpatient basis with help of x-ray or sonographic hints. different kinds of injections are– trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root injections, facet joint injections, facet rhizotomy, and sacroiliac joint injections.
  • Prolotherapy — in this process an irritating matter is injected to invigorate the body’s healing capacity for strengthening and repairing injured and painful joints as well as connective joints.
  • PRP– platelet-rich plasma therapy uses the patient’s plasma for generating damaged tissues.
  • Spinal cord stimulation(SCS)- involves placing an electrode near the spinal cord for delivering a low voltage electrical current to lessen the pain.
  • Intrathecal pump– in this method various pain relieving medicines are administered via a catheter to a particular place adjacent to the spinal cord. This method is particularly beneficial for those for whom other methods are futile and are non-resistance to oral medicaments.
  • Nerve ablation– in this process the nerves are aablateddestroyed) to lessen some type of acute pain. The communion of pain signals to brain are thus hampered by destroying the nerves. Various types of nerve ablation procedures are— radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, neurotomy, and rhizotomy. This process needs to be repeated as the nerves have the ability to renegerate itself.