Are you suffering with chronic or acute back or lower back pain? HRMC's certified registered nurse anesthetists perform interventional pain management using minimally invasive techniques. This therapy, which is administered in an outpatient appointment in HRMC's surgical department, helps the healing process and relieves pain when other non-surgical interventions have failed. Often patients regain mobility and return to work or home responsibilities.
Conditions treated through HRMC's pain management services include:
Lower Back Pain: Steroid injections reduce inflammation that causes lower back pain, including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis, a narrowing of open spaces within the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Sacroiliac injections reduce inflammation where the lower spine and pelvis connect, reducing pain in the buttocks, lower back or legs. The injections may also be used for other therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.
Pain management services are provided in partnership with your health care provider or orthopedist. Steroid injections may be paired with physical therapy and possibly chiropractic care to help patients gain back and core strength for longer term pain relief.
HRMC's CRNA Jason Barnhard, who is pursuing a fellowship in pain management, shares more information about pain management services in the Well One Connection On-Air podcast.