Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 1. Update on Important Definitions in Pain Management

Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 6. Interventional Approaches to Chronic Pain Management

E. Anthony Overton, DO, Ira D. Kornbluth, MD, Michael F. Saulino, MD, Michele Y. Holding, MD, Mitchell K. Freedman, DO

Overton EA, Kornbluth ID, Saulino MF, Holding MY, Freedman MK. Interventions in chronic pain management. 6. Interventional approaches to chronic pain management.

This self-directed learning module highlights strategies for interventional treatments for chronic pain disorders. It is part of the chapter on chronic pain in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Specifically, the first module reviews an interventional protocol for recalcitrant buttock and hip pain. The protocol includes hip and spinal injections, neuroablative lesioning, and percutaneous epidural neuroplasty. The second module reviews implantable treatments (spinal cord stimulation, implantable pumps) for intractable pain.

Overall Article Objective
To discuss interventional pain management approaches in the treatment of chronic pain disorders.

Key Words:Infusion pumps, implantable, Injections, spinal, Rehabilitation, Spinal cord

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