Chronic neck or back pain takes a toll on your ability to work, your relationships, and your physical and mental health. At Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island, we can help. Our board-certified physiatrist and pain medicine specialist Dr. Antigone Argyriou offers state-of-the-art, non-invasive and minimally invasive interventional pain management treatments in NY.
These procedures are designed to diagnose the source of your pain and eliminate, reduce or manage it, so you can return to your everyday activities and reclaim your quality of life. To find out if our interventional treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation with our Long Island pain management doctor today.
Benefits of Interventional Pain Management
Relieves Back or Neck Pain
The right pain management procedures will relieve, or significantly reduce, chronic neck or back pain to improve your quality of life and lessen the need for medication.
Confirms the Source of Your Pain
Many interventional pain management treatments not only help with pain, but can also accurately diagnose or confirm the source of your pain, ensuring you get the right treatment.
Non-Invasive and Minimally Invasive Treatments
These non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments offer an alternative to surgical procedures. They can also be used to support your rehabilitation after surgery.
What is Interventional Pain Management?
Interventional pain management focuses on diagnosing and treating pain-related disorders. As both a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and pain management specialist, Dr. Argyriou treats chronic and acute pain due to spinal conditions along with other issues like carpal tunnel, arthritis, joint injuries and more.
While many patients are looking for “the best treatment” for their pain, the best treatment is often various treatments used together. That’s why Dr. Argyriou takes a multimodal approach that addresses the multiple aspects of pain that can cause dysfunction. She’ll sit down with you to discuss your specific symptoms, health history and needs. She’ll then create a personalized treatment plan that includes the right mix of conservative and interventional procedures to help you get relief.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections help to relax hard knots of muscle, which alleviates discomfort and improves mobility.
Epidural Steroid Injections
This common, non-surgical treatment for irritated spinal nerves involves injecting a powerful anti-inflammatory into the epidural space around the spinal nerves.
Facet joint injections are chemical sensory nerve blocks that deliver medication directly to the joint, confirming it’s the source of your pain, while also offering temporary relief.
Radiofrequency ablation is a long-term solution that works by ablating, or deadening, the nerves that are causing your neck or back pain.
Dr. Argyriou offers joint injections for the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist to reduce inflammation and pain.