Pain is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional pain medicine physicians are leading the way in nonoperative care for chronic pain. Whether your pain stems from a sports injury, work accident, other trauma or health condition, we utilize advanced diagnostic techniques to target your pain at the source.
Your customized pain management treatment plan begins as soon as we have an accurate diagnosis. An interventional pain management strategy may include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, spinal cord stimulation, radio-frequency ablation, trigger point injections, or a combination of therapies to reduce inflammation and restore your mobility.
We find that at an interventional approach to pain provides longer-lasting relief that can help patients postpone or avoid the need for surgery. Because our techniques are nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures, you are typically able to resume normal activities with very little downtime.
Lynx Healthcare began as a single interventional pain practice and has grown to encompass many different specialties that complement pain medicine. When you come to a Lynx Healthcare facility, you can trust in the skill and experience of our doctors. They are board certified and fellowship trained to manage all types of pain.
For interventional pain medicine at Lynx Healthcare you can visit our Tri-Cities, Spokane, Goldendale, Oregon, Walla Walla, and Yakima locations.
How does a fellowship-trained interventional pain physician differ from other providers that treat pain?
A post-graduate program (a fellowship) dedicated to pain medicine is a one-year training program beyond the normal medical school and residency training. This program trains physicians on micro-invasive procedures to treat pain.
Pain physicians with this specialty training are also trained to focus on a comprehensive medical evaluation for each patient, directed toward their specific symptoms to establish a better treatment plan. Lynx Healthcare helps a patient eliminate pain through options other than medication and major surgery.
Do interventional procedures hurt?
Regional anesthetics or conscious sedation is available for interventional pain management procedures. Most procedures are minimally invasive with only a needle entering the skin.
How long do most procedures take?
Most procedures take less than 15 minutes. With preparation time and recovery, expect to be in the office 1-2 hours for a procedure.
When will I be able to return to work?
In most cases, if you were able to work before the procedure, you will be able to return to work the next day.
Our holistic pain management approach treats your body and your mind for complete healing from chronic pain and injuries.
No matter the source or severity of your pain, our specialists can improve your quality of life and mobility.