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Interventional Pain Management

Helping you find relief from chronic pain

Being in pain can make life difficult. St. Luke's Interventional Pain Management works with you to find strategies that provide relief from pain, prevent prolonged disability and help you be as comfortable as possible. Our specialist treats chronic, acute and cancer-related pain with a multifaceted approach that includes medication recommendations, interventional therapies and referrals to other services.

Less invasive options are considered first. However, if these are found to be ineffective, more invasive pain management options may be considered. Once an effective management regimen is established, you can continue to work with your primary care provider to maintain it.

What is Interventional Pain Management?
Pain management focuses on treating the symptoms of a disease or injury rather than the condition itself. Many medical conditions have long a recovery process. Focusing solely on treating the condition does not always help with some of the more painful symptoms right away. Patients are usually referred to pain management when they are so uncomfortable that it interferes with day-to-day life.

What are some pain management treatments?

  • Nerve blocks: Medications thatblock pain signals coming from damaged nerves
  • Injections: Anesthetic and steroids injected into the body to reduce joint and tissue inflammation
  • Physical therapy: Exercises that help stretch, strengthen and repair damaged muscle and tissue
  • Stress management: Different activities that improve cardiovascular health and loosen muscles
  • Diet changes: Changes in what is ingested to improve nutritional intake
  • Alternative therapies: These include massage therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture

Pain management plans are customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. The goal of treatment is to improve your quality of life so you can continue to live normally without interruption.

Referral required for this service. If you need one, talk to your primary care provider.

To establish care with a St. Luke’s primary care provider, call 218.249.4000 or find a clinic near you.

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