[pullquote]Qamar Khan, D.O.
1988 West 930 North, #B, Pleasant Grove
Pain can hinder daily life and even keep sufferers from the things they love. Finding relief can be difficult and time consuming. Sometimes patients are shuffled back and forth between primary care physicians, specialists and therapists in search of a solution to their pain.
Interventional pain management, like that practiced by Dr. Qamar Khan at Wasatch Pain Solutions in Pleasant Grove, is an ideal option for frustrated patients who’ve been unable to find relief with other solutions.
What is interventional pain management?
According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, interventional pain management is a “discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain-related disorders.”
The goals of interventional pain management are to relieve, reduce or manage pain and to improve a patient’s overall quality of life through minimally invasive techniques specifically designed to diagnose and treat painful conditions.
It also strives to help return patients to normal, everyday activities quickly and without heavy reliance on medications.
The dedicated medical staff at Wasatch Pain Solutions — including physicians, nurses, radiologic technologists, and medical assistants — may work in cooperation with a patient’s primary-care physician, physical therapists or chiropractors to provide a comprehensive care plan to improve pain conditions.
The patient is also key to the team because interventional pain management emphasizes and relies on the full cooperation and input of patients throughout the treatment process to achieve a successful outcome.
Always communicate clearly and openly with a physician about current medications and past treatments. It is difficult to determine past treatment outcomes if no good medical records are kept. Oftentimes obtaining significant pain relief requires repeat treatments or a combination of treatments for best possible outcomes.
What treatments are available?
For neck and back pain sufferers, interventional pain management techniques can be particularly useful, and the university fellowship-trained physicians at Wasatch Pain Solutions have a wide array of treatments that can be performed.
Professionals at the clinic are specialists in epidural injections, nerve root and/or medial branch blocks, facet joint injections, discography, pulsed radiotherapy neurotomy, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty and percutaneous discectomy.
Wasatch Pain Solutions is also the only provider in Utah that utilizes the Regenexx® patented three-step stem cell procedure to treat injuries, arthritis, and degeneration in the joints.
Regenexx utilizes a patient’s own living stem cells to promote healing and regeneration of natural tissues like ligaments and cartilage. The procedure uses advanced research methods to obtain more stem cells producing results that are unachievable with any other type of stem cell procedure.
In addition, the Regenexx PL-Disc procedure utilized an innovative form of blood platelets to treat spinal disc herniations, degeneration, and instability and is shown to be four times more effective than steroids commonly used in epidurals. Regenexx patients avoid lengthy periods of downtime and painful rehabilitation that typically follow invasive surgery.
Dr. Khan was recently rated the top pain management specialist in Utah and awarded a Vitals Top 10™ Doctor. Call now to get pain relief from Dr. Khan!
This article was part of the Medical Profile section in the 2018 January/February issue of Utah Valley Magazine. To be part of our magazine business profile sections, contact email@example.com.