I am Dr. Saipriya Tiwari, Pain consultant. So what exactly is chronic pain? We all suffer from aches and pain somewhere in our body at some point in our life. But sometimes these pains can go on and on for more than 6 weeks or 3 months. That is the time when it starts bothering a person. They start hampering the day to day activities and if this goes on for a very long time, it can even lead to clinical depression. So we must be having a number of people in our neighbourhood or in our family who must be having these pain. Usually, isko treat karne ke liye patients ya to gharelu nuskhe apnate hain ya phir kabhi chemist ke paas jakar khud se medicines lele te hain.
Kabhi physiotherapy karate hain aur agar tab bhi relief na mile To aksar koi log surgery bhi kara lete hain. What I want to tell you about today is about the branch of interventional pain medicine. So I think I can comfortably say that interventional pain medicine lies somewhere in between the physiotherapy at one extreme and surgery at the other extreme. The number of needle-based interventions available in this branch of pain medicine which can help to reduce your chronic pains to a large extent. There are a number of procedures which can be done on an OPD basis or on daycare basis. These procedures involve blockade of nerves, radiofrequency application, neurolytic blocks or even something that we call as regenerative therapy in the form of platelet-rich plasma. These options are available nowadays to take care of your chronic ache and pain in your body.
So if you are suffering from pain do not hesitate and consult the pain physician clinic near you.