Interventional Pain Management
It has been estimated that four out of five adults will experience back pain sometime during their lives. Over 80% will have low back pain. That makes back pain one of our most pervasive, costly and disabling health problems.
Interventional Pain Management Treatment In Kalispell, Montana
Here at Grizzly Spine Pain & Rehab, Scott R. Jahnke, DO, is double board-certified in Pain Medicine and board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He uses only proven treatments based on clinical evidence to help patients overcome back pain, neck pain, spinal disorders and other types of pain. Dr. Jahnke performs interventional procedures under X-ray fluoroscopic guidance for pinpoint accuracy. Your patients won’t be inconvenienced by having to travel to another facility for interventional pain management treatment. Interventional procedures we use include:
- Regenerative Medicine Treatment
- Facial Aesthetics
- Epidural steroid injections
- SYNVISC® for arthritis/joint pain
- Diagnostic & therapeutic nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation for long-lasting pain relief without surgery
- Radiologically guided injection therapy
- Spinal cord stimulators for long-term pain relief
- Disc procedures
- Facet injections
- Botox® injections
Regenerative medicine is a cutting-edge area of health care that offers the hope of restoring function to damaged tissues and organs. The basic premise of regenerative medicine is to harness the body's natural ability to heal itself.
In many cases, regenerative medicine can offer a more effective and less invasive alternative to traditional treatments such as surgery or medications. Additionally, regenerative medicine promises to create new tissues that can be used to replace those lost or damaged beyond repair.
Botox, facial fillers, and micro-needling are all popular choices for improving facial aesthetics.
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Facial fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Micro-needling is a process that uses fine needles to create microscopic holes in the skin, which can stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for facial aesthetics, but Botox, facial fillers, and micro-needling are all effective options to help you achieve your desired look.
Epidural steroid injections reduce nerve root irritation pain when it originates within the spine. Nerve root irritation may be caused by:
- Disc prolapse – Bulging spinal discs that may compress nerves & cause pain
- Foraminal stenosis – Narrowing of nerve exit spaces can develop over time & cause pain
- Spinal stenosis – Narrowing of the spinal canal, which compresses the spinal cord & nerves
- Spondylolisthesis – Slippage of a spinal vertebra from its normal position
By injecting steroid drugs at the source of the nerve root irritation, Dr. Jahnke can reduce the degree of nerve inflammation and relieve symptoms such as numbness, tingling and pain. If a series of epidural injections helps your patient’s nerve root pain but spinal pain persists, Dr. Jahnke may assess further for other evidence-based treatments. To read more about Epidural steroid injections please visit our Patient Education Library.
Diagnostic nerve blocks help Dr. Jahnke locate pain-causing nerves. Therapeutic blocks are used to temporarily control pain at the source nerve. Nerve blocks can help patients who suffer from:
- Low back pain & neck pain
- Sciatica (from a herniated disc)
- Spinal stenosis
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure using microwave energy delivered via needle probe to interrupt pain transmission from a painful area.
For chronic neurologic pain, implanted spinal cord stimulation alters the patient’s perception of pain. Dr. Jahnke places the spinal cord stimulator (SCS) into the epidural space percutaneously. SCS is effective for treating failed back syndrome, CRPS and peripheral neuropathies.