Interventional Pain Medicine is an innovative way to treat acute and chronic pain. Pain management covers a wide spectrum of conditions including low back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, nerve problems, knee pain, leg pain, sciatica, and more. Pain management is a rapidly growing specialty that takes a multifaceted approach to treating patients living with pain. Dr. Luvell Glanton, a board certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist with Hannibal Regional Medical Group, says, “Our multimodal approach focuses on the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This approach helps us improve our patient’s mobility, function, and overall quality of life.”
Doctors who specialize in pain management recognize the complexity of identifying the patient’s exact source of pain. “That’s why we use a patient centric approach to develop each patient’s treatment plan. There are 3 key components to our patient centric plan: evaluate, formulate, and rehabilitate. First, we evaluate the patient to identify their source of pain. Second, we formulate an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Finally, we rehabilitate and help our patients manage their pain,” Glanton said.
While some types of pain can be chronic, such as headaches, and others acute, such as from surgery, the field of pain management treats all of it as a disease. "There are multiple options to help manage your pain, including medication, interventional pain management techniques (steroid injections, radio frequency ablation, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and similar treatments), along with physical therapy and alternative medicine to help reduce the pain," says Glanton.
Dr. Glanton sees patients at Hannibal Regional on Monday and Tuesday and clinic in Macon, MO on Wednesday and Friday. If you are suffering from low back pain that has not responded to conservative treatment (over the counter medication or muscle relaxants), you have had previous steroid injections that were not effective, you have had surgery with a poor outcome or surgery is not an option for you, call us today to schedule your appointment (573) 629-3500.