Pain Management

integrative care and chronic pain management

Interventional Pain Management is a specialized type of medicine used to improve a patient’s quality of life. It is effective for patients who are suffering from chronic severe pain in Arlington WA, Marysville WA, and Lake Stevens WA, and involves the use of diagnostic imagining procedures and precise injections.

Two Ways to Treat Pain

There are two ways to treat pain: medical pain management and interventional pain management. Medical pain management utilizes pharmaceutical drugs to treat pain. This method can work for reducing inflammation. There are instances where the pain will persist in which case further diagnostic measures are necessary.

When medical pain management isn’t successful, interventional pain management is a great next step. The first step of this process is to perform diagnostic imaging and use diagnostic blocking to identify where the pain is coming from. Usually, this is the middle step following medication and before surgery.

Multiple Pain Management Options

There are multiple options available in interventional pain management treatment. Which method is used is fully dependent upon the patient’s symptoms and pending an appropriate diagnosis. Many patients find that this type of treatment is a working alternative to receiving surgery, and it allows them to have functional reduced pain or a pain-free life. Not all patients achieve the same results so it is very important that patients fully understand the procedures and all of their options.


Trigger point injection therapy is a therapy that treats painful knots in your muscles, where the muscles can’t relax. To relieve pain, the Symmetria Integrative Medical team injects a small amount of a steroid and anesthetic mixture into the knot, or “trigger point.”

Trigger point injection is a very quick procedure. It’s typically over after just a few minutes. After treatment, you can go back to your regular activities, though you should avoid strenuous use of the muscle for a few days.

Trigger point injection therapy works for muscle pain from conditions like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Tension headaches

You can use it to treat muscles all over the body, especially the neck, arms, legs, and lower back.

If you’re tired of traditional medicine, or if you simply want to supplement your regular health care routine, contact Symmetria Integrative Medical to see how naturopathic medicine can benefit you. To schedule your consultation, call the office directly.

If you have questions about the interventional pain management treatments that we offer at Symmetria Integrative Medical please call us today.

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