Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Arthritis is the most common cause of pain and disability around the globe. There is a wealth of information available on how to relieve the pain of arthritis and other illnesses through exercise, medicine, and stress reduction. Furthermore, there are other interventional treatments for arthritis pain. Read on to learn how to manage your arthritis pain and stay healthy.
Interventional Treatments for Arthritis Pain
A pain management doctor can help you treat and control your symptoms if you have chronic pain or arthritis. They treat chronic pain with a variety of sophisticated and evidence-based interventional pain management methods and minimally invasive therapies. Interventional pain management can be a good alternative to surgery and other invasive procedures. Arthritis can be treated using a variety of methods, including:
1. Corticosteroid injections
Injections of cortisone can help reduce pain and inflammation in a specific part of the body. The most common sites for injection are the ankle, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, spine, and wrist. Cortisone injections may help even minor joints in your hands or feet. This injection contains corticosteroid medication and local anesthesia. Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, may be best treated with cortisone shots.
2. Viscosupplementation injections
If you have tried all other non-surgical treatment options for arthritis without success, viscosupplementation injections may be the best option for you. Hyaluronic acid, a gel-like fluid, is injected into the knee joint in this treatment. Hyaluronic acid is present in the synovial fluid that surrounds joints and is a naturally occurring chemical. It works as a shock absorber for joint loads and as a lubricant to allow bones to slide smoothly over each other. Hyaluronic acid levels in the joints of people with osteoarthritis are lower than usual. The idea is that injecting hyaluronic acid into an arthritic joint will let it move more freely and minimize discomfort.
3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
PRP injections are used to treat a variety of ailments, including arthritis. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that can increase the natural growth factors that your body employs to repair tissue. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy accelerates the repair of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints by injecting a concentrated concentration of the patient’s platelets. PRP injections work by utilizing each patient’s healing system to alleviate musculoskeletal issues.
4. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
RFA (radiofrequency ablation) is a pain-relieving technique. Heat is used in radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to kill the tissue. Radio waves are transmitted through a carefully placed needle to heat a portion of the nerve for pain relief. As a result, pain signals aren’t delivered back to your brain. RFA is used to treat long-term pain issues, such as those in the neck, lower back, or arthritic joints, that haven’t responded to previous treatments.
5. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that relieves pain by delivering low doses of electricity directly to the spinal cord. When nonsurgical pain therapy approaches have failed to offer adequate relief, spinal cord stimulation is performed. To test and implant a spinal cord stimulator, two operations are required: the trial and the implantation. Spinal cord stimulation can improve the general quality of life and sleep while also lowering the need for painkillers. It’s usually used in conjunction with other pain-relieving medications.
6. Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation
Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation is an interventional treatment for chronic pain that is used in places where standard spinal cord stimulation was previously ineffective. DRG Stimulation entails the implantation of a DRG Stimulator specifically designed to provide electrical pulses to specific DRG nerve cells and regulate the pain-sensing pathway. This reduces pain by altering the flow of pain signals from the peripheral nervous system to the spinal cord and brain via the dorsal root ganglion. DRG Stimulation allows you to treat particular parts of your body that are in pain.
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Texas Pain Experts provides excellent patient care. Our team works together to develop pain treatment strategies that are unique to each of our patients. Our mission is to give the best pain alleviation or reduction possible through cutting-edge healthcare, resulting in an improved quality of life. Contact us today, for interventional treatments for arthritis pain.