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Frequently Asked Questions About Interventional Pain Medicine

by Dr Brian Klagges

Dr. Brian Klagges received his MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo before undertaking a fellowship in interventional pain management at Caritas-St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Medical professionals like Dr. Brian Klagges who practice interventional pain management may be asked the following questions by patients.
Q: What is interventional pain medicine?
A: Interventional pain medicine is the use of innovative medical procedures in order to relieve pain. While non-interventional methods typically constitute the use of oral pain medication, physical therapy, or transdermal treatments, interventional pain methods may involve electrical stimulation, medicine injections, or minor surgeries.
Q: What kinds of discomfort can interventional pain management ease?
A: This method of treatment can be administered to lessen the physical discomfort caused by a variety of ailments, including pain in the neck, lower back, muscles, and bones.
Q: How soon can interventional pain medicine take effect?
A: Each patient’s pain is a unique case, and so a standard answer to this question cannot be determined. However, most interventional pain treatment methods are meant to relieve pain within a short time period, and some may do so immediately. Patients with more severe pain may require multiple treatment appointments before discomfort eases to their satisfaction.
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