Pain management at St. Vincent’s addresses pain by focusing on changes in neuroplasticity (neural pathways) and ways to relieve pain at the various pain pathway phases.
The interventional methods of pain relief our physicians can provide deal with a wide range of chronic pain and cancer-related pain.
Among these methods used are:
- Nerve blocks (treating pain due to nerve injury)
- Epidural injections (often used for back and leg pain)
- Electrical stimulation of the spinal chord (spinal implants)
- Opioids or narcotic drugs
- Combinations of these
Our St. Vincent’s pain management physicians are in a unique position to address interventional methods of pain modification with state-of-the-art pain management techniques. These ensure that the right amount of medication is delivered, ensuring patient safety as well as the delivery of the greatest possible pain relief. Patients receive complete information on the substances used, including their possible side effects and risks, and are closely monitored during and after treatment.
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