Interventional Pain Management (Interventional Analgesia)
Our Interventional Pain Management Service (also known as Interventional Analgesia) uses image-guided injections to identify and treat the specific source of pain. This enables us to effectively manage acute and chronic pain in patients to improve their quality of life.
Using both ultrasound and fluoroscopy, we are able to precisely target the source of pain and eliminate it using nerve blocking drugs. Interventional analgesia complements the analgesia provided by adjunctive parenteral medication as part of our multimodal analgesic approach.
Common applications of interventional analgesia include:
- Pain from osteoarthritis that will commonly appear after hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and other degenerative conditions.
- Spinal pain after compression of spinal nerves and other neural structures, as seen with discopathies, radiculopathies, myelopathies and facet joint arthroses.
- Musculoskeletal pain secondary to neoplasia, fractures and muscular spasms among others.
- Visceral pain secondary to pancreatitis or other medical/surgical conditions.
Case Advice or Arranging a Referral
If you are a veterinary professional and would like to discuss a case with one of our team, or require pre-referral advice about a patient, please call 01883 741449. Alternatively, to refer a case, please use the online referral formOnline referral form