Interventional Procedures

Do you want to get rid of your chronic pain once and for all? At Lighthouse Healing in Lihue, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii Dr. Dawn Sparks uses a variety of interventional pain management techniques, including injections, stimulation, and pain pumps, to treat chronic pain at its source. If you’re ready to get back to a pain-free life, call or request an appointment online today.

What is interventional pain management?

If you’re in chronic pain, finding relief can be difficult. Interventional pain management incorporates a variety of techniques, such as injection therapy and radiofrequency rhizotomy, to help you manage and overcome chronic and acute pain.

At Lighthouse Healing, Dr. Sparks doesn’t just relieve your pain. She performs a thorough examination, discusses your symptoms, and assesses your personal and family medical history to diagnose the cause of your pain. Then, she customizes a pain management strategy to treat your pain at its source.

What procedures are used to treat chronic pain?

Dr. Sparks offers various interventional pain management techniques to help you return to a pain-free life. Depending on the source and severity of your pain, she typically recommends a conservative, nonsurgical treatment first, such as:

  • Facet joint injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Botox for migraines
  • Rhizotomy and Neuroablative procedures
  • Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections

If your pain persists, Dr. Sparks may recommend a surgical pain management option, such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulator implants
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Lumbar endoscopy and discectomy
  • Intrathecal medication pump

What is a steroid injection?

If you suffer from debilitating back pain, Dr. Sparks may suggest a caudal steroid injection to reduce pain and inflammation. Just one treatment can significantly improve your quality of life.
Steroids can also be injected into your joints to relieve pain caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or bursitis.

Is interventional pain management right for me?

Your comprehensive treatment plan may include multiple interventional pain management techniques to provide effective and lasting pain relief. Whether your pain is the result of an injury, a degenerative disease, or an inflammatory condition, interventional pain management can help you find relief.

If you’re living with chronic pain, call Lighthouse Healing or request an appointment online today.