The management of pain is a large part of providing comprehensive care to cancer patients, but is also critical in the treatment of spinal injuries or disorders and many other diseases and conditions. Many of the state-of-the-art treatments used to help patients manage their pain are delivered by interventional radiologists, and thus are specialties of the top pain management center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, MTVIR.
Pain management comprises a large spectrum of procedures that are shared with anesthesiologists and other medical specialists. The areas that MTVIR specializes in are those in which their expertise and experience with minimally-invasive IR procedures are most valuable, such as reducing back pain by accurately delivering epidural steroid injections, or managing shoulder, joint, and knee pain by delivering steroid facet injections to help decrease inflammation in those joints.
MTVIR also helps with long-term pain relief through the use of rhyzotomy for back pain, or to provide permanent relief from painful spinal disorders using kyphoplasty and other procedures to stabilize fractures and reconstruct fractured or degenerated spinal disks. All of our pain management procedures are done while working closely with our referring physicians – all specialists in their respective fields – to determine the right sequence of treatments, from minimally-invasive to invasive.