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Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Capital Pain Consultants

Chronic Pain Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Sacramento, CA

Standard pain relief methods like medication don't work for everyone, so that’s where interventional pain management comes in. When you’re dealing with a complicated case of chronic treatment-resistant pain, you can count on the board-certified doctors at Capital Pain Consultants, Sharon Leano, MD, and James Kim, MD, for a more targeted approach to your pain. The specialists use advanced methods like spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and intrathecal pain pumps for highly effective pain relief that lasts. Call the Sacramento, California, office, or use the online scheduling link now.

Interventional Pain Management Q & A

What is interventional pain management?

Interventional pain management is a medical discipline that focuses on diagnosing and treating chronic pain. The board-certified interventional pain management specialists at Capital Pain Consultants identify and interrupt the root cause of your chronic pain, with the goal of long-lasting relief and a return to your normal activities. 

What types of pain does interventional pain management help with?

Interventional pain management is ideally suited for chronic conditions that cause severe treatment-resistant pain. Some of the many different conditions that interventional pain management may help with are:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Sciatica
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Cancer pain
  • Pain after back surgery (failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nerve damage

If you have chronic pain and treatment isn’t working, interventional pain management at Capital Pain Consultants could be the solution. 

What does interventional pain management encompass?

Interventional pain management involves a multimodal approach. The specialists typically use a specially chosen selection of several treatments to mask, modify, or entirely interrupt signaling in the specific nerves that trigger your pain. 

Some of the different options for interventional pain management include:


Injections, such as nerve blocks and epidural steroid injections, include anesthetics to block pain, and steroids to diminish inflammation. Most injections decrease pain for anywhere from a few days to several months.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation creates heat lesions to deactivate a nerve that’s causing severe pain. The effects can last 6-12 months or even longer. 

Spinal cord stimulation

A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that generates signals to the nerves causing your pain. The device interrupts transmission of pain signals and prevents you from perceiving a significant amount of those signals.

Intrathecal pain pump

An intrathecal pain pump is an implanted device that delivers small amounts of potent pain medication directly to the intrathecal area just outside your spinal cord. This method provides fast relief, and it requires only about one-three hundredth of the amount you’d need orally. 

Along with interventional pain management procedures, physical therapy, bracing, custom orthotics, and lifestyle changes can help you live a happier and more active life. 

Capital Pain Consultants provides empathetic interventional pain management from talented, board-certified experts. Book your appointment online or by phone today.