Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Pain Management Specialists -  - Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician

Pain Management Specialists

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physicians located in Rockville, MD & Frederick, MD

Are you trying to live with chronic pain and finding there's not much anyone can do to ease the burden? If so, board-certified interventional pain management physicians Stuart Hough, MD, and Ramani Peruvemba, MD, at Pain Management Specialists can help. They use advanced interventional pain management techniques including radiofrequency ablation, neuromodulation, MILDĀ® minimally invasive lumbar decompression, and epidural steroid injections at their Rockville and Frederick, Maryland, locations. To find out more about the benefits of interventional pain management, call Pain Management Specialists today or book an appointment online.

Interventional Pain Management

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is a medical specialty that utilizes minimally invasive procedures as part of a multidisciplinary program to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain.

The expert pain physicians at Pain Management Specialists have decades of experience in interventional pain management and are both board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

They use interventions like spinal injections and spinal cord stimulation as part of a wider treatment approach that emphasizes the importance of patient engagement. They aim to achieve the best possible physical and mental well-being for their patients by effectively managing pain and restoring function.

What conditions benefit from interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is often the most effective solution to a broad spectrum of pain conditions, particularly neuromusculoskeletal disorders. These conditions are ones that affect your spine, bones, muscles, joints, connective tissues, cartilage, and nerves.

Some of the many pain conditions Pain Management Specialists treats are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bursitis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathic pain

For these and other pain conditions, medication is often the only treatment offered by primary care providers. However, experts in interventional pain management employ a far wider spectrum of techniques that can reduce and even eliminate the need for pain medication and associated side effects, toxicities, and addiction.

What are some interventional pain treatments?

Interventional pain management treatments the Pain Management Specialists team uses include:

Epidural steroid injections

Spinal injections of steroids that reduce inflammation to relieve pain from pinched nerves, spinal stenosis, sciatica and herniated discs.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of a needle to heat the nerves in your spine that are responsible for arthritic pain in the facet joints. The heat interrupts but does not kill the nerves, which take 6-12 months to grow back.

Spinal cord stimulation

A spinal cord stimulator is a device rather like a pacemaker that the Pain Management Specialists team implants in your back. The device sends out mild electrical pulses that jam abnormal pain signals as they travel to your brain.

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation 

DRG stimulation is a newer type of spinal cord stimulation that targets a bundle of neurons at the base of a nerve called the dorsal root ganglion. DRG stimulation is particularly effective for conditions like chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and traumatic or surgical nerve injuries.

Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)

Vertos Medical's MILD treatment relieves lumbar spinal stenosis pain.

To find out more about interventional pain management and how it can help with your chronic pain condition, call Pain Management Specialists today or book an appointment online.