Blog 22 October 2021

Interventional Pain Management, BMHS Solution for Patients with Joint Pain

Interventional Pain Management (IPM) is one of the best and most optimal solutions to treat and overcome various cases of pain. Handling of pain cases can differ from one patient to another because it depends on their health condition. A patient with chronic pain must be treated properly in order to improve his quality of life. This is the reason the HDI method is presented as a solution to overcome acute and chronic pain in the long term, even permanently.

The HDI method is considered effective in treating and overcoming a number of pain cases because it is minimally invasive, uses local anesthesia, is minimally risky, and is targeted directly with ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance. HDI is also known as a faster method of recovery. Want to know more about this method? In the following, we provide an explanation of the procedures and advantages of HDI.


Know the Interventional Pain Management Procedure

Interventional Pain Management is a minimally invasive action using tool guides to treat acute and chronic pain in the long term. In fact, this method is done by inserting certain drugs, substances, or tools into the body part that is the source of pain. There are three types of techniques used in HDI. The choice of technique depends on the type of pain case, health condition, and severity. Here are some of the techniques in question.

1. Drug Injection
The goal of this technique is to inject the drug directly into the site of pain. The drug in question can be in the form of steroids or regenerative drugs, such as prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The drug is useful for repairing tissue structures, such as tendons and muscles that have been damaged. Generally, drug administration uses guided tools, such as ultrasonography (USG) and C-Arm.

2. Nerve Block
This technique is used with ultrasound guidance and C-Arm to interrupt nerve signals to the brain so as to relieve pain that lasts for weeks or months. In some conditions, this technique can become a permanent block, depending on the type of medication.

3. Radiofrequency Ablation/Neuromodulation
This technique of wound management intervention utilizes radio frequency waves. These waves serve to calm or deactivate the nerve tissue that transmits pain signals. Radio frequency waves are obtained from a special instrument that is delivered using a needle, then directed to the nerve source of pain.


When to Use the HDI Method?

Both acute and chronic cases can indeed use this method to treat pain. However, in some cases of pain, here are the patient's conditions that require treatment using Interventional Pain Management aka IPM.

  1. Patients with acute or chronic pain, and cancer who have used medical methods, but have not succeeded in reducing the pain.
  2. Patients have been taking painkillers for a long time, causing side effects, such as kidney and stomach disorders.
  3. Cannot take pain relievers because of allergies or a history of digestive, kidney, and other disorders.
  4. Previously had surgery, but still feel pain.
  5. As an alternative to avoiding surgery if possible.

In addition to these conditions, the Interventional Pain Management method can also be used to treat and treat various cases of pain, such as pain in the head and neck, back, shoulders, and pain due to herpes. Currently, IPM is indeed the best and most optimal solution to speed up the recovery process. Therefore, consult the condition of the pain that you feel to your doctor to get treatment using the most appropriate method.

Prolonged pain that continues to be left can lead to a more serious condition. For patients who have taken various pain relievers, but have not recovered, the Interventional Pain Management method can be the solution.


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