Millions of Americans are living with pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 20% of adults in the United States (about 50 million people, or one in five adults) are living with chronic pain.
Everyone experiences pain differently but even mild to moderate pain can interfere with your ability to do your job, get enough exercise, and enjoy activities and experiences with your friends and family.
When left untreated, chronic pain can lead to additional health and financial problems due to lower productivity and absenteeism. Studies have found that the direct and indirect costs of chronic pain (including healthcare costs and lost productivity) account for billions of dollars every year.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with pain, we can help. At Republic Spine and Pain, our doctors and pain specialists offer interventional pain management plans at three convenient locations in Lakeway, Georgetown, and Austin, Texas.
How interventional pain management works
There’s no such thing as a one size fits all pain management plan. Your symptoms, health profile and medical history, personal pain threshold, and the underlying causes of your pain are all specific to you, meaning that what works for someone else may not work best for you.
At Republic Spine & Pain, our physicians and pain management specialists create custom treatment plans on a case by case basis. Depending on your situation, that could include several management options like medication, physical therapy, nerve blocks, or injections.
Interventional pain management plans are available for acute and chronic pain, whether your pain is caused by an accident or fall, a sports injury, a spine or orthopedic condition, or cancer.
When to consider interventional pain management
Interventional pain management is recommended in cases of moderate to severe pain that has become debilitating and affects your ability to work or perform your normal activities. It can also help in cases where other treatments have stopped working or are no longer providing adequate pain relief.
You don’t have to spend months or years struggling through your pain before making an appointment at Republic Spine and Pain.
Interventional pain management treatments like nerve blocks and trigger point injections are minimally invasive and often prescribed along with other treatments like physical therapy or medication.
For more information about how an interventional pain management plan can help relieve your symptoms and improve your health, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our pain management specialists in Lakeway, Georgetown, or Austin, Texas.