Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management services offered in San Diego, La Mesa and Chula Vista, CA

Interventional pain management succeeds when other medical treatments fail because it uses advanced procedures that precisely target the source of pain. If you need relief from ongoing pain, the specialists at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute have extensive experience using advanced diagnostics and many interventional techniques that ease pain and help you return to an active life. To learn how interventional pain management can help you, schedule an appointment online or call the office in La Mesa, Chula Vista, or San Diego, California, today.

What is interventional pain management? 

Interventional pain management is a specialized field that relieves severe and chronic pain by targeting the nerves that send pain messages to your brain. Advanced interventional procedures are typically considered when your pain persists despite standard medical treatments.

Before you receive an interventional procedure, the first step is identifying the true pain source. Your Sage Pain & Wellness Institute provider conducts comprehensive and cutting-edge diagnostics, including dynamic ultrasound studies, diagnostic nerve blocks, and nerve conduction velocity and electromyography (NCV/EMG) studies. 

What conditions can interventional pain management treat?

Interventional treatments can treat virtually every type of pain arising from any condition or part of your body, including pain originating in your back and neck.

These are only a few examples of the many conditions treated by the team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Sciatica
  • Migraines
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Cancer pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Abdominal pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Hip pain

Interventional pain management can treat many conditions by targeting the nerve associated with your pain and preventing it from sending pain messages. 

What interventional pain management procedures might I receive?

The team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute offers a wide range of interventional treatments for the spine and musculoskeletal system.

Spinal procedures include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Discography
  • Radiofrequency ablation (rhizotomy)
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Intrathecal pumps (for general pain and spasticity)

Musculoskeletal procedures include:

  • Ultrasound-guided joint injections
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks
  • Genicular nerve block and radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox® injections

Some interventional treatments target a specific condition. For example, a genicular nerve block eases knee pain, and Botox injections treat chronic migraines and muscle spasms.

However, many interventional treatments relieve conditions in many body areas. These are a few examples:

Joint injections

Your provider can inject pain-relieving medications into any joint.

Epidural steroid injections

An epidural steroid injection treats pain in your back, neck, arms, and legs due to inflamed spinal nerves.

Peripheral nerve blocks 

A peripheral nerve block stops pain signals carried by any nerve outside your spinal cord. It can treat abdominal, pelvic, chest, back, facial, and limb pain.

If you struggle with ongoing pain, it’s time to learn how interventional pain management can help. Call Sage Pain & Wellness Institute or book an appointment online today.


We offer a variety of interventional procedures including injections and surgical procedures.

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In many cases, one of the most important first steps is to identify the true pain source. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is capable of conducting the most comprehensive and cutting-edge studies, dynamic ultrasound studies, nerve conduction studies, and electromyography (NCV/EMG), for this purpose.