Procedures and Intervention Specialist

Pain Management located in Colorado Springs, CO
Procedures and Intervention

Procedures and Intervention services offered in Colorado Springs, CO

When pain medication fails to relieve your pain, you may need procedures and intervention. At Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs, Helen-Elena Emegbagha, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and the team take a holistic and conservative approach to care. However, when conservative care can’t help you get pain-free, the pain management clinic offers procedures and interventions. Call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.

Procedures and Intervention Q&A

What are procedures and interventions?

Procedures and interventions refer to the more invasive pain management treatments available at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs. 

For procedures and interventions, the pain management clinic has:

Deep joint injections

Deep joint injections reduce pain and inflammation in arthritic and injured joints of the knees, shoulders, sacroiliac (SI) joints, and hips. Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs also provides deep joint injections for smaller joints.

These injections contain a corticosteroid and local anesthetic. The local anesthetic provides immediate relief, while the corticosteroid reduces inflammation for long-term relief.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections ease pain caused by muscle knots. Muscle knots, or trigger points, are tightened areas of tissue that cause localized or radiating pain. Trigger points may also limit movement.

Trigger point injections may contain a local anesthetic, saline, or corticosteroid. Your provider injects the medication into the muscle knot, inactivating the trigger point and alleviating pain.

Am I a candidate for procedures or interventions?

Your provider at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs determines if you’re a candidate for procedures or interventions after an evaluation. The pain management clinic takes a holistic and conservative approach to care, providing treatments that benefit your whole health.

Some of the conditions the pain management clinic treats include:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Injuries
  • Chronic pain

Your provider may provide procedures and interventions to relieve pain for any one of these painful conditions if conservative care fails to provide adequate pain relief.

What can I expect during procedures and interventions?

Your provider at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs customizes your interventional pain management procedure based on the type of treatment you need.

For trigger point injections, your provider finds the trigger points, cleans the skin with an antiseptic agent, and injects the medication. They may inject multiple trigger points during one visit.

For deep joint injections, your provider uses ultrasound-guided imaging. They clean the area undergoing the injection and provide a local anesthetic to numb it. Then, using guided imaging, they insert the needle into your joint and inject the medication.

You remain at the office for a set period of time for monitoring and then go home. You may need to have someone drive you home following a deep joint injection. 

Results vary depending on the procedure type. Trigger point injections provide immediate relief, while deep joint injections may take a few days.

To find out more about procedures and interventions at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs, call the office or schedule an evaluation online today.