Minimally Invasive Pain Management Techniques
Minimally Invasive Pain techniques involve various injections and placement of devices into your body. These techniques have been known to use the latest advanced technology to treat pain that results from a variety of medical conditions. A special instrument such as surgical instruments are used to visualize and perform the most advanced procedures through small incisions.
The main aim of the Minimally Invasive Pain techniques is to minimize the amount of damage that may be caused to the muscles and the surrounding structures to enable fast recovery with minimal pain.
What are the benefits of Minimally Invasive Techniques?
Minimally Invasive techniques have some benefits such as;
- Less risk of getting infections
- Minimal loss of blood during the process
- Small scars
- Minimal post-operative pain
- Quick recovery
- Reduces the stay in the hospital
What are the Techniques used in Minimally Invasive Pain Management
Several invasion pain management procedures have been used to treat neck and back pain. Here we look at the main pain management procedures;
The main aim of these injections is to relief pain temporarily and also find out whether what is being injected is the source of pain. An example is the epidural injections which provide temporary relief from upper or lower extremity pain as a result of pinched nerve in the spine.
Radiofrequency neurotomy also known as radiofrequency ablation is a technique that employs the use of heat administered through a small needle to shut off painful nerves. It is a minimally invasive technique that provides lasting relief to those suffering from facet joint pain.
Radiofrequency ablation is normally done on an outpatient basis with requirements such as local anaesthetic and mild sedation. It has recorded a high success rate with low complication rate and helps reduce pain severity and frequency for about 1 to 2 years in most patients.
Electrotherapy Devices Implanted Surgically
Electrotherapy devices are implantable spinal cord stimulators (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulators. Clinically the use of SCS have not been declared effective but overall they are found to be more effective for arm and leg pain as compared to the pain in the spine
Prolotherapy also called proliferation therapy is a treatment method for the tissues with the injection of an irritant solution directly into a joint space, tendon insertion, weakened ligament to relieve pain. Prolotherapy helps relieve pain in conditions such as low back pain, osteoarthritis and tendinitis.
Implantable Opioid Infusion Pumps
The infusion pumps are implanted surgically to deliver opioid agents directly to the spinal cord. The pain pump is used to control pain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These devices are appropriate and effective for chronic back pain.
Minimally Invasive Pain techniques are long-term methods with an effective and safe treatment in patients with chronic pain. Therefore for those suffering from joint pain and back pain, this technique will work perfectly.
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