HealthPointe’s X-Ray Intervention Clinic offers a wide range of pain-reducing treatments to offer relief when other interventions and therapies have failed. The focus of our physicians in this clinic is to administer X-Ray guided treatments for patients dealing with persistent pain.
Patient’s will have an assessment by a HealthPointe physician to determine if they are a candidate for a procedure. Procedures may be diagnostic or therapeutic.
Diagnostic procedures are conducted to identify pain generators and to assess candidacy for therapeutic procedures. Once completed, patients are responsible for tracking their pain levels. If there is a reduction of pain, the treating physician will discuss therapeutic intervention options with the patient. If there is no reduction in pain, patients may be asked to return for further diagnostic procedures or to discuss non-interventional options.
If a therapeutic intervention is selected, an appointment will be booked. On the day of the procedure, an Intervention Clinic nurse or physician will do a brief clinical assessment to ensure the patient is still eligible. If everything is in good standing the doctor will perform the procedure.
Once the procedure is complete, the patient will be provided a plan moving forward. A diagnostic procedure will require a pain diary to be filled out by the patient and returned to the clinic. A therapeutic procedure will usually require a follow-up (nurse phone call or in-clinic with a physician) in 6 – 12 weeks.
It is important to be aware that these procedures do not change the underlying issue that is causing pain. Any procedure done in the Intervention Clinic is an attempt to reduce pain so that patients can return to an active lifestyle via an active rehabilitation program.