As many as 40% of adults in the United States have chronic pain, but interventional pain management can help you enjoy an active life. The interventional pain management specialists at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute offer a comprehensive and individualized approach to minimizing your specific pain. If you have severe or ongoing pain, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today to learn how interventional pain management can improve your quality of life.

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pain disorders.

The devoted team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute helps you maintain an active life by preventing, eliminating, and/or managing pain disorders. Using a multimodal approach that may include medications, physical therapy, home exercise, and interventional pain procedures, they tailor treatment to your unique needs.

What conditions may require interventional pain management?

Whether it’s short-term (acute) or ongoing (chronic), pain can dramatically affect your quality of life. The specialists at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute diagnose and treat the full range of pain-related disorders, including:

  • Back and spine pain
  • Neck pain and chronic headaches
  • Arthritis and other types of joint pain
  • Nerve pain (neuropathy)
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporosis
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Acute trauma, including automobile accident injuries
  • Shingles

No matter what causes your discomfort, effective interventional pain management can help you return to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.

What interventional pain management procedures are available?

The expert team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute uses the most advanced interventional pain management procedures, including:


Injections are among the most commonly used interventional pain management procedures. They help your specialist pinpoint the root cause of your pain and also offer lasting relief.

Using X-ray (fluoroscopy) guidance, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute administers a wide array of spinal injections, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, and facet nerve blocks. They also perform ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks, joint injections, and bursa and trigger point injections.

Minimally invasive procedures

If injection therapy doesn’t provide adequate relief, your interventional pain management specialist may recommend a minimally invasive procedure, such as:

  • Spinal cord stimulation, which blocks pain signals with electrical impulses
  • Implantation of intrathecal pain pump, a device that delivers pain medicine to your spine
  • Percutaneous disc decompression for herniated discs
  • The mild® (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) procedure
  • Lumbar vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures

For spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute performs both trial procedures and permanent placement.

Other treatments

The team also offers treatments for shingles pain, including varicella zoster and postherpetic neuralgia. Many interventional pain management plans include complementary treatments like physical therapy, home exercises, and medications.

For expert care in interventional pain management, call West Tennessee Bone & Joint Institute to schedule an appointment today.