Pain Management with Endovascular WA
At Endovascular WA we understand that chronic pain can be debilitating and life altering. Under the guidance of Dr Sanjay Nadkarni, the team at Endovascular WA strive to provide compassionate, and individualized care for each and every patient. Pain Management can be a journey and with over 20 years experience in chronic pain management Dr Sanjay Nadkarni can assist in pain relief relating to work injuries, sports injuries, arthritic pain, chronic pain, headaches, post-surgical pain, neuropathic pain, and spinal pain.
General Pain Management FAQs
Q. Do you have to have private health insurance?
A. No, Dr Nadkarni will assist both public and private patients with their pain management needs.
Q. Do I need a GP referral?
A. Yes, with a GP referral there are rebates offered on both your pain management consultation and your treatments.
Nerve Root Sleeve Injections
Facet Joint Injections
A. You should be able to unless the procedure was complicated. Usually you will feel some back pain or have a “sore back”
A. The immediate effect is usually from the local anesthetic injected. This wears off in a few hours. The cortisone starts working in about 3 to 5 days and its effect can last for several days to a few months to sometimes years.
A. Generally speaking, this procedure is safe. However, with any procedure there are risks, side effects, and possibility of complications. The most common side effect is pain – which is temporary. The other risk involve spinal puncture with headaches, infection, bleeding inside the Epidural space with nerve damage, worsening of symptoms etc. The other risks are related to the side effects of cortisone: These include weight gain, increase in blood sugar (mainly in diabetics), water retention, suppression of body’s own natural production of cortisone etc.