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Cancer pain can be progressive and intolerable. It can also create unique sources of pain that cannot be treated with typical pain management approaches and interventions. Many times patients experiencing cancer pain are only offered increasing doses of strong pain medications or complicated and dangerous devices such as implanted intrathecal pain pumps. Unfamiliar to many is that there are also interventional pain management procedures that can offer temporary and/or permanent pain relief for many cancer-related pain sources that are causing pain in areas such as the back, chest, abdomen, and pelvic areas.
Cancer patients can often have complicated medical conditions, especially those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapies. In order to help treat cancer pain at the most optimal times, we work closely with a patient’s oncologist to make sure these procedures are timed and performed in the safest possible manner. Cancer pain can often be controlled better through interventional pain management techniques over strong pain medications or implanted device.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu