Pain Management


Treatments to Relieve Pain

Pain Management

Medical Options

Our treatment for chronic pain aims to reduce pain, restore functionality, increase mobility and restore quality of life. While these treatments may not takeaway all your pain, they can help to a large extent as part of a pain management program.

The professionals here at QLMC understand the severity and the frequency of pain. We know that pain, and tolerance for pain can vary from person to person. Hence, we tailor your treatment plan to your individual needs. While under treatment you will be under the strict observance of your doctor for this period of time.

Your treatment may range through a variety of options including non-invasive treatments as well as interventional pain procedures. QLMC prescribes and manages your pain medications with the goal of maintaining your functionality and monitoring your dosages over time.

Therapy Options

Non-invasive treatments may include some or all of the following.

  • Low impact exercise – Walking, swimming, or biking

  • Physical therapy – Stretching and mild activities to strengthen the muscles

  • Occupational therapy – Teaches you to pace yourself to avoid reinjuring yourself

  • Behavioral therapy – Meditation, tai chi, or yoga to help you relax

  • Electrical stimulation – reduces pain via mild electric shocks to your muscles

*Interventional pain management aims to relieve, reduce or manage pain. We achieve this through a series of minimally invasive pain blocking techniques. Moreover, it helps you return to your daily life without having to rely on pain medications.

The Difference Between

Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management


Pain management is any treatment that doesn’t invade the body to reduce pain. It works to cover the pain rather than address the cause of the pain or help the body deal with the pain. It includes over-the-counter medications and opioid treatments to manage flareups.

Interventional pain management uses minimally invasive procedures to interfere with the pain cycle. Furthermore, they block the pain from transmitting through the body at the root source.


Types of Interventional Pain Management Treatments:

This helps with a broad spectrum of pain. Including those associated with injuries and fibromyalgia. There are many types of interventional pain management that vary in terms of invasiveness. Our doctors recommend different approaches depending on your health condition, symptoms, etc.

*Specialized treatment options are available at QLMC to treat and manage pain.

Pain Procedures


Thoracic/Lumbar Spine
  • Intra-articular Thoracic/Lumbar Facet Blocks
  • Thoracic/Lumbar Facet Medial Branch Blocks/RFA
  • Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Plexus Block
  • Spinal Cord (Dorsal Column/Dorsal Root Ganglion) Stimulation
Neck
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Intra-articular Cervical Facet Blocks
  • Third Occipital Nerve Blocks/RFA
  • Cervical Facet Medial Branch Blocks/RFA
  • Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Spinal Cord (Dorsal Column) Stimulation
Lower Extremity
  • Femoral/Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sciatic/Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Intra-articular Hip Injection
  • Intra-articular Knee Injection
  • Plantar Fasciitis Injection
  • Ankle Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Head
  • Trigeminal Nerve & Terminal Branch Block
  • Greater Occipital Nerve Block/RFA
  • Lesser Occipital Nerve Block/RFA
  • Greater Auricular Nerve Block
Abdomen/Torso
  • Celiac/Splanchnic Plexus Block
  • Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
  • Ilio-inguinal/Ilio-hypogastric Nerve Block/RFA
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block/RFA
  • Intercostal Nerve Block/RFA
Upper Extremity
  • Intra-articular Shoulder Injection
  • Suprascapular Nerve Block/RFA/Stimulation
  • Brachial Plexus/Peripheral Nerve Block/Stimulation
  • Carpal Tunnel/Wrist/Hand Injection
  • Trigger Finger Injection
Miscellaneous
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Botox for Headache & Cervical Dystonia
  • Intrathecal Drug Pump Refill and Interrogation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation (possibly in future)
  • Kypho-/Vertebroplasty

FAQ
Is interventional pain management safe?

Yes! Interventional pain management is safe and effective for people suffering from acute or chronic pain. It can help ease the pain from any part of the body, thereby providing some measure of relief.

When do I seek interventional pain management?

If your pain is severe enough to interrupt your daily activities. Or is not controlled by traditional treatments, you may seek help for your pain. Your doctor will be able to help you in formulating a personalized pain management plan.

Is interventional pain management suitable for all patients?

It is up to the doctor to decide your suitability for interventional pain management. They will evaluate you with a physical exam and a series of tests. That, together with the medical history, should give the doctor a clear picture of your health.