If your acute and chronic pain is not getting better on its own, consider integrative pain management at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. in Madison, Alabama. Board-certified Helen Powell-Stoddart, M.D., M.S., specializes in holistic pain management using therapeutic, non-invasive techniques. Put a stop to your chronic pain once and for all. Call the office to schedule a pain assessment or use the online scheduler to book now.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What is Interventional Pain Management?

Integrative pain management is a specialized approach to treating persistent pain by using innovative and unconventional techniques that “intervene” to stop the pain in your:

  • Neck
  • Back and spine
  • Head
  • Shoulder
  • Joints
  • Muscle
  • Nerves

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million people suffer from chronic pain. Many of these people rely on prescription-strength medication to manage the pain and enable them to go about their day. Dr. Helen delves deeper to understand and identify the cause of your pain so that she’s not just treating symptoms, but helping you make a whole body transformation.

What methods are used in integrative pain management?

Dr. Helen uses a number of diagnostic tools and procedures to determine the cause of your pain and treat it at the source. She has extensive experience treating a wide range of pain conditions using a combination of traditional and holistic approaches such as:

  • Epidurals
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablations
  • Facet injections
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser
  • Nutrition
  • Non-steroidal injections
  • Rapid release
  • Nutraceuticals

Dr. Helen meets with you to evaluate your health history and symptoms before outlining a regimen to stop your pain.

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a choice treatment for a variety of chronic pain conditions like arthritis, neuralgia, or spinal joint pain. The innovative procedure uses radio waves to generate electrical currents that warm up and interrupt nerve communications to your brain.

Dr. Helen determines if your pain will respond best to radiofrequency, or she may combine them to maximize your treatment.

How does therapeutic massage help with pain?

As a board-certified pain management specialist, Dr. Helen oversees a team of massage therapists that know how to manipulate the soft tissues in your body to alleviate acute and chronic pain. Regular massage offers a number of benefits to help you restore your quality of life, such as it:

  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces stress
  • Eliminates toxins
  • Minimizes stress
  • Boosts circulation
  • Enhances muscle function
  • Stimulates your body’s natural morphine
  • Enriches sleep quality
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Loosens clinched or tight muscles

High-quality therapeutic massage promotes an overall feeling of well-being is signature service at Pain To Wellness Healthcare. To find relief from your acute or chronic pain, call now to book an appointment or use the online scheduler.