There are lots of reasons for hating to be operated on. Nobody in the world wants to be cut opened with scalpels, or surgical blades, and scissors. But sometimes, doctors choose to perform what we call “invasive procedures” to alleviate pain.
Invasive Procedures for Pain Relief
Invasive procedures include surgeries or major operations. Surgical treatments resolve pains for specific conditions but there are also other connections between surgery and pain as all types of operations involve pain.
The discovery of surgical anesthesia in 1847 transformed the way pain was seen. In that happy hour of discovery, it seemed that pain would soon bow down to humans. However, even if anesthesia allowed surgical doctors to open and see the inside of the living body and meticulously fix its problems, it was impossible for some patients to not be afraid. And with some patients’ rejection to surgery, less invasive procedures where introduced.
Less-Invasive | Minimally Invasive Procedures for Pain Relief
Less-invasive procedures have been offered through the development of certain medical technologies. Incisions from surgeries usually leave surgical wounds that are large, painful and are requiring a long time to heal. Less-invasive procedures also refer to techniques that lessen wound-healing time by only creating small incisions as much as possible. It also prevents associated pain to surgeries as well risk of post-operative infections and other complications.
At Pegasus Pain Management, minimally-invasive procedures to alleviate pain are available such as:
Discography is a diagnostic, minimally invasive procedure used to identify back pain. It uses imaging to guide and aid in the injection of an X-ray dye, a contrast material, into the center of one or more discs of the spinal column (vertebrae) to determine the source of back pain.
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Pain mapping is a procedure done to locate and pinpoint the precise location of pain. This approach allows the physicians to isolate the cause by temporarily creating and treating the pain.
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Radiofrequency Ablation – Rhizotomy
Radiofrequency Ablation (Rhizotomy) uses radio waves to heat up an area of a nerve tissue to decrease the pain signals on the specific affected area. This procedure directly targets the nerves that send the pain signals resulting to a decreased pain sensation without reducing the nerve function.
Pegasus Pain Management is a fully integrated, comprehensive pain management clinic that offers a variety of minimally invasive treatments for pain management. Remember, pain is not just a feeling or a general perception of the human brain, it is a perception about an action that needs to be taken. To know more about the ways to alleviate pain without undergoing a major surgery, book an appointment today.
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