At St. Francis, we provide interventional pain management care for all painful conditions of the spine, from the simplest to the most complex or unique. We focus on conservative as well as interventional pain techniques for our patients to limit the need for long-term medications. We work closely with our team of surgeons to ensure patients receive the best treatment plan possible to ensure successful outcomes.
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The pain management program is designed to meet the needs of the individual patient, depending on the specific type of pain, disease or condition. Active involvement of the patient and family is vital to the success of the program.
The goal of a pain management program is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life—physically, emotionally and socially. Pain management techniques assist in reducing the suffering experienced by a person with chronic pain.
In order to help reach these goals, pain management programs may include the following: