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Interventional Pain Treatments Specialist

Irfan Lalani, MD, PA

Neurology & Pain Management Physician located in Sugar Land, TX

When medication and physical therapy fail to provide adequate relief from your chronic pain condition, you may benefit from interventional pain treatments. At his practice in Sugar Land, Texas, Irfan Lalani, MD, specializes in pain medicine and offers many interventional pain treatments to help you find relief. To schedule a consultation, call the office of Irfan Lalani, MD, PA, or book an appointment online today.

Interventional Pain Treatments Q & A

What are interventional pain treatments?

Interventional pain treatments are minimally invasive procedures that diagnose and treat various pain conditions. Dr. Lalani is a board-certified pain medicine physician and offers many interventional pain treatments at his practice, including:

  • Epidural steroid injections for chronic neck and back pain
  • Atlantoaxial and occipital atlantal joint injections for chronic neck pain
  • Medial branch blocks for chronic arthritis in the neck or back
  • Medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injections for chronic hip and low back pain
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks for foot and leg pain
  • Stellate ganglion blocks for head and arm pain
  • Spinal cord stimulator for neuropathy
  • Intrathecal pain pump implant for chronic intractable pain
  • Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for spinal compression fractures

In addition to his interventional pain treatments, Dr. Lalani also performs various diagnostic tests to find the root cause of your pain condition so he can provide the best possible treatment. Testing may include discography or nerve conduction studies like an electromyogram.

Who benefits from interventional pain treatments?

Dr. Lalani determines who needs interventional pain treatments after a comprehensive history and physical. 

In most cases, the neurology and pain medicine expert only recommends interventional pain treatments when more conservative treatments, such as medication and physical therapy, fail to provide adequate relief from your pain.

Dr. Lalani takes a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to care and works one-on-one with you to determine the best treatment for long-lasting pain relief. 

Before going ahead with any treatments, he first spends time talking to you about your diagnosis and treatment options for the most informed decision about your care. Dr. Lalani‚Äôs approach makes you feel more in control of your health and treatment, which may help you get better results. 

What happens during interventional pain treatments?

The specifics of your interventional pain treatment depend on the procedure. Dr. Lalani performs minimally invasive treatments at the office, an outpatient surgical center, or the hospital.

During most procedures, Dr. Lalani uses fluoroscopic imaging to help guide the treatment. For treatments that require intravenous sedation, Dr. Lalani works with an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist.

Dr. Lalani discusses your interventional pain treatment specifics during your consultation so you know what to expect. 

To schedule a consultation at Irfan Lalani, MD, PA, call the office or book an appointment online today.