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Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, & Richland, WA

Chronic pain is lasting discomfort stemming from a prior sports injury, work injury, or health condition and can severely affect your quality of life. The skilled team at Lynx Healthcare in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and Richland, Washington, specializes in creating personalized interventional pain medicine plans to improve sleep, concentration, energy, and general quality of life. To find out more about interventional pain medicine treatments, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.

Interventional Pain Medicine Q & A

What is interventional pain medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to relieving or reducing chronic pain with nonoperative care. Chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life, including your sleep, work, and relationships. A personalized interventional pain medicine plan from the team at Lynx Healthcare can significantly improve your quality of life.  

When you first arrive for an interventional pain medicine appointment at Lynx Healthcare, the team uses advanced diagnostic techniques to identify the exact source of your chronic pain. Once they have an accurate diagnosis, they can customize your treatment plan according to your health needs and personal specifications. 

What are some interventional pain medicine treatments?

Lynx Healthcare offers many cutting-edge nonoperative interventional pain medicine treatments and services. As part of your individualized plan, the team might recommend:

  • Epidural steroid injections (cervical, caudal, and lumbar)
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cortisone injections
  • Knee viscosupplementation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Lumbar sympathetic block
  • Medial branch block
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Kyphoplasty 
  • Vertebroplasty

Often, the team recommends more than one treatment to improve your health and comfort. Treatments like these can reduce or eliminate your need for surgical intervention and the complications that typically come with surgery, like lengthy recovery times and permanent scarring. 

What are my options for sedation with interventional pain medicine?

To make interventional pain medicine as comfortable for you as possible, Lynx Healthcare offers a couple of options for anesthesia and sedation. Depending on your procedure, the team might use:

Regional anesthesia

Regional anesthetics are numbing agents that target one region of your body, unlike general anesthesia. The team injects it near a cluster of nerves for optimal numbing. 

Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation involves a sedative medication to help you relax and other anesthetic medications for numbing. You’re awake throughout a procedure with conscious sedation. 

How long do interventional pain medicine treatments take?

The Lynx Healthcare team performs interventional pain medicine treatments and procedures in the office on an outpatient basis. These procedures are simple and do not take much time out of your day. The procedures take an average of 15 minutes to perform.

Despite the short procedure time, you should set aside one to two hours of your day to be at the Lynx Healthcare office. This time includes preparation for your procedure as well as some time for recovery. The team monitors you for a short time as you recover to make sure you don’t experience complications or unusual side effects.

To begin your interventional pain medicine plan for long-term pain relief, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.