Interventional Pain Management

Our interventional pain management team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute to chronic pain conditions with techniques that try to help improve quality of life but more importantly improve your daily function. This includes a comprehensive examination, imaging as needed, electrodiagnostic testing if required, and injections to help find the area of pathology. Our goals are to get the most accurate diagnosis as possible and treat the symptoms while educating the patient through therapy and exercises on how to manage their symptoms lifelong. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and team based care possible to get you back to doing the things that you enjoy. Interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage pain. “Interventional” procedures might include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; or a procedure with radio-frequency ablation or cryoablation to stop a nerve from sending pain signals for a long period of time. These techniques may help patients: • Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity • Allow for an increase in activities at home and work • Overcome isolation • Learn new skills for coping with pain • Determine ways to end sleep problems • Improve the quality of life • Rehabilitate Conditions Treated Patients needing interventional pain management services suffer distress and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions and disorders, including: • Acute to chronic low back and neck pain • Chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome • Postsurgical procedures • Post-traumatic pain syndrome • Muscle and/or bone pain • Coccxydynia • (can get Dr. Hu’s input on other conditions he would like to have on here) Invasive Treatments The Pain Center offers a variety of treatments, including: • Epidural injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal) • Selective epidural and root blocks (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral) • Facet injections and medical branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, thoracic, lumbar and hypogastric) • Discography ??? not sure if Hu does this or not, I rarely do • Peripheral nerve blocks • Radiofrequency denervation • Spinal cord stimulation