Interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage pain. “Interventional” procedures might include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; insertion of a drug delivery system; or a procedure with radio-frequency ablation or cryoablation to stop a nerve from working for a long period of time.

These techniques may help patients:

  • Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity
  • Allow for an increase in activities at home and work
  • Overcome isolation
  • Learn new skills for coping with pain
  • Determine ways to end sleep problems
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Rehabilitate


Florida Pain Medicine offers a variety of treatments, including:

  • Epidural injections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal)
  • Selective epidural and root blocks (cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral)
  • Facet injections and medical branch blocks (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
  • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, thoracic, lumbar and hypogastric)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Discography
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency denervation
  • Spinal cord stimulation (trial and implantation)
  • Neurolytics of celiac plexus and cancer pain
  • Intrathecal and epidural infusion systems