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Interventional Pain Procedures


When you’re in pain and need more than traditional treatments — such as rest, medicines or physical therapy — you can get advanced, minimally invasive treatment for pain at PeaceHealth. These procedures are done by interventional and neuro-interventional radiologists, who use imaging technology and catheters (tiny tubes and tiny cuts) to get to the source of your pain.

Interventional pain procedures may help relieve a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Pain related to cancer, osteoporosis and Crohn’s disease
  • Pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia

You’ll work with pain management experts who can give you the power to stop pain from holding you back.

Interventional pain procedures at PeaceHealth

Pain management specialists at PeaceHealth offer comprehensive care to help relieve your pain.

Advanced treatments

PeaceHealth pain management and interventional radiology specialists work together to offer you choices for managing your pain. You get a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and gives you the power to get back to the things you enjoy.

Comprehensive approach

PeaceHealth pain management specialists work closely with your primary care doctors, physical therapists and behavioral health professionals to reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Your team will draw from a full range of advanced therapies to help you feel better.

Care that’s focused on you

Interventional radiologists and neuro-interventional radiologists at PeaceHealth are committed to giving you the tools to heal. Your care team will go over all your choices and help you decide what’s right for you.

Get noninvasive brain treatments

PeaceHealth is one of a few hospitals in [state] to offer Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery. You can get treatment for trigeminal neuralgia without any surgical incisions.

Treatments Provided

Epidural steroid injections

This treatment can help relieve swelling and pain in your back, neck, arms and legs. Shots combine pain and steroid medicines to reduce swelling of nerves around your spine. 

Facet joint injections

Facet joints are between your neck and lower spine vertebrae (bones) and allow these areas to move. Facet joint injections use steroids to help bring down swelling and relieve pain.

Intrathecal drug pump

The pain pump is implanted under the skin of your stomach and uses a catheter to send medicine right to the area around your spinal cord. It can treat:

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic nerve and back pain
  • Pain from conditions such as cancer and pancreatitis
  • Muscle spasms

Nerve block injections

These shots can help relieve pain caused by cancer and other conditions by blocking pain signals to nerves. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Platelets are part of your body’s healing response. PRP shots help jump-start your natural healing process by sending a high concentration of platelets right to a muscle injury. 

Trigger point injections

Trigger points are painful knots that form in areas of your muscles that can't relax. Injections combine pain medicine and steroids to help relax muscles and relieve pain in your neck, arms, lower back and legs.

Radiofrequency ablation

This catheter-based procedure uses radiofrequency energy (heat) to destroy nerves that carry pain signals to your brain. It treats neck, back, pelvic pain and more.

Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery uses radiation to treat problems in your body without surgical incisions. Procedures include Gamma Knife and CyberKnife surgeries. 

Spinal cord stimulation

This implanted device can help relieve chronic back pain by giving off tiny electrical pulses to your spinal cord that interrupt pain signals to your brain.  

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty

These minimally invasive surgeries help relieve pain by stabilizing the broken bones with a cement-like substance. Kyphoplasty uses a small incision in the back. Vertebroplasty uses a needle injected into the broken vertebrae. 

Discectomy

This procedure removes the damaged (herniated) disc that separates your spinal vertebrae.

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Vancouver, WA 98686