Interventional Procedures

Interventional Procedures in Hebbal, Bangalore

Interventional Procedures in Hebbal, Bangalore are effective in curing pain. Medical experts apply various interventional procedures after examining the patients and always try to use the best treatment procedure to cater to individual needs. 

Some standard interventional treatment procedures to treat chronic pain have been given below,

Epidural Steroid Injections

This injection is considered to be effective for the treatment of lower back pain and leg pain. The infusion is a blend of local anaesthesia and steroid injected into the place surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots. This injection is applied.

  • To reduce inflammation.

  • To improve mobility

An epidural injection is prescribed after applying various non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and medications. The injection is also recommended before the surgery. The injection has been proven to be a relief for patients with pain, and it helps them continue their daily activities by giving comfort from the pain.

How does epidural steroid injection help?

Epidural steroid injection is helpful for chronic pain in your lower back or leg. It helps, 

  • To reduce nerve pain.

You feel relaxed after taking the injection when you have pain, as the steroid reduces the sensitivity of the nerve and allows it to block the pain signal.

  • Helps to continue physical therapy

You can continue the physical therapy without trouble when the injection relieves the pain.

Facet Joint Injections

This injection is given with the help of guidance taken from an X-ray. The injection is given for the treatment of pain in the small joints of the spine. The facet injection is recommended when there is a doubt of facet syndrome, low back pain, and disc disease. Around 92% of patients found promising results after undergoing treatment with facet injection.

The procedure of Giving Facet Injection

  • The patient will lie, and the skin on the area where the injection will be applied will be cleaned well.

  • The doctor will direct a needle to the joint by applying X-ray guidance.

  • After confirming that the needle is in the joint, a blend of anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication is injected into the joint.

Neuraxial Blocks

The neuraxial block includes a method of applying anaesthetic around the nerves, and it includes spinal and epidural anaesthesia. Neuraxial anaesthesia is used for the epidural space and subarachnoid space. 

Neuraxial anaesthesia is commonly used for lower abdominal surgery. The usage of epidural, spinal and combination of spinal-epidural vary based on different surgical procedures. Spinal anaesthesia is used as a single injection, and epidural anaesthesia is given through catheter and CSE anaesthesia.

Neurolytic Blocks

The neurolytic block is the destruction of the nerve or nerve plexus. Cryoablation, chemical, radiofrequency ablation and neurosurgical procedures are used to improve the efficiency of neurolysis. 

Chemical neurolysis helps to get relief for 8 to 12 weeks, alcohol neurolysis for 12 to 24 weeks, and radiofrequency ablation relieves for 3 to 12 months.

Spinal Cord Stimulators 

Spinal cord stimulators help to relieve pain by sending electric stimulation to the spinal cord. It is a device which is placed under the skin so that it can send a low electric current to the spinal cord. It is considered a helpful procedure for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain.

Those who have failed to get relief from pain after using pharmacological treatment are often treated with Spinal Cord Stimulators.

Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Implants

Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Implants treat muscle spasticity, non-malignant pain and cancer-related pain. This treatment procedure is divided into two parts. One is through the pump, and another is an intrathecal catheter. The pump works as the drug reservoir and is placed in the abdominal area. The catheter is attached to the pump and delivers medications into the intrathecal space. Consult with doctors at Manipal Hospitals to get detailed information about treatments. 

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