Pain management generally includes therapy using a combination of medications, physical therapy, psychological therapy, interventional procedures or minimally invasive surgery. The Pain Clinic offers patients with chronic pain or cancer pain the option of minimally invasive interventional pain procedures.
These procedures avoid the risks of major surgery and prolonged postoperative rehabilitation. Through needles, painful areas are targeted under X-ray guidance and drugs or radiofrequency energy are used to treat nerves, muscles or joints. Occasionally, patients with severe persistent pain may also require implants that can help control long-term pain.