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Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management located in Legacy Office Park, Norman, OK

Pain Management

Ongoing or extreme pain is something you don’t have to live with anymore. At Interventional Pain Center in Norman, Oklahoma, anesthesiologist and fellowship-trained interventional pain medicine physician James Stephens, DO, offers an array of cutting-edge pain management solutions for men and women of all ages. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management at Interventional Pain Center involves nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures that eliminate musculoskeletal and nerve pain. The treatments allow you to live pain-free without harsh medications or invasive procedures. Dr. Stephens uses the latest advances in technologies and treatments to provide exceptional outcomes.

Interventional Pain Center cares for patients suffering from personal injuries, car accident injuries, work injuries, and other causes of ongoing discomfort. 

Who benefits from pain management?

Anyone experiencing ongoing or extreme pain is a candidate for the pain management solutions at Interventional Pain Center. Examples of pain-causing conditions include:

  • Whiplash
  • Car accident injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cancer of the spine
  • Spine infections
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Inflammation
  • Family history of joint problems
  • Lack of strength or flexibility 
  • Gout
  • Bursitis 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Viral infections
  • Cancer

You may experience discomfort after being in a car accident, falling down, playing contact sports, having a physically demanding job, or lifting something heavy. Aging and wear-and-tear are also risk factors for chronic pain. 

What does it feel like to have chronic pain?

The pain you experience may be mild, moderate, or severe. It can appear as numbness, tingling, burning, swelling, stiffness, weakness, or reduced range of motion. Your discomfort could feel like aching or sharp pain, and you might experience redness, swelling, bruising, warmth, or diminished mobility.

How does a pain specialist diagnose my condition?

Dr. Stephens discusses your medical history, reviews your symptoms, and completes a physical exam to pinpoint the source of your discomfort. He may order blood tests, complete nerve testing, and recommend X-rays, an ultrasound, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure before creating a customized treatment plan. 

Which pain management options are available?

The Interventional Pain Center may recommend one or more pain management solutions based on your individualized needs. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Nerve ablation
  • Intrathecal pain pump for cancer pain
  • Spinal fusion
  • Vertebral augmentation
  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • The Vertiflex™ Superion®
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Minimally invasive surgery

You may simply need conservative solutions or require minimally invasive procedures to achieve long-lasting relief. Dr. Stephens follows up with you to ensure effective results and fills out the paperwork needed for a personal injury, automobile accident injury, or workers’ compensation case.

Schedule an evaluation at Interventional Pain Center by phone or request one online today to take advantage of highly effective pain management services.