Pain Management

Vascular Pain

Vascular pain is pain that is caused as a result of interruption of blood flow to a tissue, organ or nerves. Common symptoms include tingling, numbness, pain, and heaviness in the areas affected by the lack of vascular supply.

How is Vascular Pain Treated?

Effective management Therapy for restoring blockage include medications, angioplasty, or bypass surgery. Doctors may treat the pain resulting from the vascular interruption of blood flow by performing nerve blocks, particularly sympathetic blocks. Spinal cord stimulation may provide pain relief, however caution is used when deciding on any interventional technique if the patient is on blood thinners.