Acute And Chronic Pain Management Specialist

Interventional Pain Center -  - Interventional Pain Specialist

Interventional Pain Center

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Charlotte, NC

Acute pain is short-lived, but it can be excruciating, and chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in Americans. No matter what type of pain you experience, you can get help from the team at Interventional Pain Center, a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates. They have extensive experience effectively relieving acute and chronic pain using specialized treatments that get to the source of your pain. To schedule an appointment, call the office conveniently located in central Charlotte, North Carolina, or request an appointment online.

Acute and Chronic Pain Management Q & A

What should I know about acute pain management?

By definition, acute pain goes away within 3-6 months. It can arise from any cause, but it’s generally placed into two categories: planned or unplanned. Planned acute pain occurs after a scheduled medical procedure.

Unplanned acute injuries range from minor problems like sore muscles after doing yard work to sprained ankles, fractures, and severe auto accidents.

In many cases, acute pain is treated with the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and pain-relieving medications. When your pain is severe or standard medications don’t help, you don’t need to turn to addictive medications like opioids. The team at Interventional Pain Center offers many treatments that provide fast relief from acute pain.

What should I know about chronic pain management?

Chronic pain generally defies treatment, seldom responding well to routine medical care. The fact that uncontrolled chronic pain changes the way your nerves respond to pain further complicates pain management. As a result, nerves become hypersensitive and react to even the softest touch as though it caused extreme pain.

The team at Interventional Pain Center are experts in specialized treatments that effectively treat many pain conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Shingles
  • Angina
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Herniated and degenerative discs
  • Complex regional pain syndrome

Whether your pain is acute or chronic, pain management is customized to take care of the source of your pain so you can get back to living life.

What interventional treatments might I receive for acute and chronic pain?

Nerves throughout your body pick up on injuries and disease, then send a message to your brain alerting it there’s a problem. After your brain gets the message, it replies by sending new nerve signals telling you to feel the pain. When communication is blocked, and your brain doesn’t get those nerve signals, you stop feeling pain.

Interventional therapies take full advantage of that principle and use various safe and effective techniques to block pain signals. These treatments can deliver rapid and longer-lasting pain relief, making them effective for acute and chronic pain.

These are only a few of the pain-relieving interventional therapies available.

  • Coolief®
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural spinal injection
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Ketamine infusion
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Trigger point injection

No matter what type of pain affects your life, call Interventional Pain Center or request an appointment online to learn more about effective interventional treatments.