When you’re in pain, your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. However, without the help of experienced and well-trained medical professionals, figuring out the problem isn’t always so easy. At Aspire, our goal is to carefully identify the true source of the pain – what is often called the pain generator – and treat that problem as effectively and as non-invasively as possible. This can take time, but it’s a much better alternative to masking the pain with addictive opioids or traditional pain medication. While prescription drugs can be helpful when it comes to managing or masking the pain, it’s not going to solve any of the core underlying issues that are causing you pain in the first place.
Identifying Pain Sources
Your body’s nervous system is an intricate network of communicating parts. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to tell what they’re trying to say to you. With nerve injuries, pain in one area of your body can signify that there’s a problem somewhere else. For example, a compressed nerve in your lower back can result in neck or leg pain, while an issue in your neck can cause you to feel pain in your forearms, wrists, and hands.
Figuring out why you’re in pain can be especially difficult if you don’t make use of available medical tools. Traditional medicine, looking for quick solutions, sometimes jumps to conclusions without digging deeper and doing the detective work truly necessary to identify the real source of the pain. For instance, just because you have a herniated disc, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what’s causing the pain. It’s possible to have a herniated disc with no pain at all. So you have to do the tests to make sure.
With our approach of interventional pain treatment from a uniquely qualified medical team, we do the work and the testing necessary to help people in and around Tampa get to the source of their pain. There is always an answer, and at Aspire Pain Relief our commitment is to not give up until we find it.
What is Interventional Pain Management?
Specialists trained in managing interventional pain help treat problems at their source. Aspire makes use of a wide variety of medical techniques to connect the dots and help patients find out what’s causing them to feel pain. When necessary, and when the source of pain has been identified, our specialists can perform minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks or spinal injections to alleviate pain symptoms.
Our team also offers neurostimulation, which is a growing therapy that works by intercepting and rerouting pain signals from your brain. For people with chronic pain conditions with no apparent cause, signals misfire from your brain, which can cause you to feel pain when nothing is wrong. Instead of surgery or prescribing medication in cases like this, neurostimulation may be the best option for pain relief.
If, after extensive investigation, we feel surgery is necessary, we will fully explain our findings and guide you to the best surgeons for your case. So yes, sometimes a surgery is warranted, but it always…always the last resort after all non-surgical solutions have been explored and exhausted.
If you’re living with chronic pain, or know someone else who is and want to learn more about our interventional pain management methods, feel free to reach out or book an appointment with a member of our board certified, nationally-recognized medical team. Our commitment is always to do all we can to identify the source of your pain, and find a solution to help you get back to an active and pain-free life. You can contact us via our website or by phone at 813-296-5939.