Treatment Options

Using the results of your medical tests, our interventional pain specialists help design a treatment plan to manage your pain.

Treatment options include:
  • Epidural steroid injections: A non-surgical treatment that can relieve pain in the back, neck, arms and legs caused by irritation and inflammation of the spinal nerves. A steroid (cortisone) is injected into the epidural space where the spinal nerve comes out of the spinal cord.
     
  • Spinal cord stimulation: A procedure that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. A small pulse generator, implanted in the back, sends electrical pulses to the spinal cord. These pulses interfere with the nerve impulses that make you feel pain.
     
  • Infusion pump: an electronic device used to control the administration of intravenous fluids in very small amounts and at a carefully regulated rate over long periods.
     
  • MILD: This new procedure is the least invasive surgical procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients, and many report immediate relief.
     
  • Occupational therapy: A form of therapy that encourages and instructs manual activities for therapeutic or remedial purposes in mental and physical disorders.
     
  • Physical therapy: The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities that are intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. Learn more about PeaceHealth Southwest's Rehab program.
     
  • Relaxation training: A stress-reduction technique that uses a sequence of progressive exercises under the direction of a therapist to lower the level of anxiety and its neuro-motor manifestations.