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Why Injections for Pain Management?

It may seem odd that injections with a needle would be used to control your pain. A needle poke itself is inherently uncomfortable for many people. So why does the field of Interventional Pain Management exist, and why do I use injections for pain management to help control peoples pain?

The bottom line is that in many cases, with a very precise, image guided injection with a thin needle, I can identify and treat the source of your pain. We call this the “pain generator.” Oftentimes, you may have pain stemming from one, very small, joint, or nerve, etc. By placing soothing medication around this irritated structure, we can achieve pain relief for you.

The advantage of this is that you no longer need to take medications that affect your entire body in an attempt to relief the pain in one small portion of your body. By stopping medications (if possible), you save time in your day taking pills, and almost invariably safe yourself from side-effects which are inevitable from pain medications to one degree or another.

The overall side-effects from pain reducing injections are surprisingly very low, much lower on average than almost any oral medication.

The specialty of Interventional Pain Management has come a long way and I am very excited to be able to locate your “pain generator” when other professionals have been unable to do so. It allows us to give you precise, guided treatment and also give you a diagnosis as to “why” you are having pain where you are.

About the Author

Jason G. Attaman, DO, FAAPMRDr. Attaman is board certified and Anesthesiology-fellowship trained in the medical subspecialty of Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He is also residency trained and board certified in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is one of only a few with such extensive qualifications in the state of Washington. Connect with Dr. Attaman on Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook If you are in pain, call Dr. Attaman's Seattle office (206-395-4422) or Bellevue, WA (425-247-3359) office.View all posts by Jason G. Attaman, DO, FAAPMR »

  1. Anonymous
    AnonymousApr 19, 2015

    I was just referred to your website by a Naturopathic Doctor who is a friend of mine. It sounds like I received an answer to a nagging question. Discussion to be continued.

    Thank you for what you do, Wild

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