Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center - Treatments
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Treatments may include:
- Diagnostic local anesthestic blocks - identify the exact source of pain
- Therapeutic nerve blocks - local anesthetic and/or steroid injections given near a nerve or group of nerves to relieve pain
- Radiofrequency - deactivates a nerve that transmits pain for prolonged pain relief
- Trigger point injections
- Joint and bursa injections
- Medication management - rational use may include anti-inflammatories, opioid and nonopioid analgesics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, muscle relaxants, etc.
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Dietary and nutritional counseling
- Psychological counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or biofeedback training
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Spinal cord stimulation - an implantable device that stimulates the spinal cord to treat pain
- Spinal drug delivery systems - an implantable computerized pump that delivers opioids, local anesthetics, baclofen and other medications continuously into the spine to control intractable pain or spasticity.