Pain Management is a specialty dedicated to the reduction of pain through a multi-disciplinary approach. Treatment is "patient-centric" and varies from case to case. Our goal is to Evaluate, Rehabilitate and Treat people in pain.
The methodology we use to treat pain varies greatly. There are many factors involved: Is the pain neuropathic in nature? Is it caused by tissue degeneration? Is it a result of an accident or surgical procedure?
Chronic pain - a persistent, increasing pain - can be difficult to treat and control. The first step in finding out its origin. We rely heavily on MRIs and other radiological testing, in addition to performing our own EMG (Electromyography) tests and NCS tests (Nerve Conduction Study) for more definitive diagnoses.
Treatment options for chronic pain patients may include several modalities, including injections, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, lifestyle changes and exercise. It is important for the patient to take an active role in his/her treatment plan, since feedback is crucial to the design of an effective treatment program.
In some cases, chronic pain cannot be completely eliminated, but pain management will definitely bring significant relief.
For patients who have suffer with post-surgical pain, or pain associated with an illness such as cancer or cancer treatment, pain management can make the difference in the performance of daily activities. By treating the pain, we can improve mobility, resulting in a more active lifestyle, which is the primary complaint we hear from our patients and the reason they have come to our practice.
Pain Management provides relief for many conditions that patients may not ordinarily expect:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Myofascial pain
- Migraine Headaches
- Tennis Elbow
- Golf Elbow
...plus a host of other ailments that we don't always associate with a pain management physician.
If those aches and pains are interfering with your everyday life or if you find yourself limiting your activity due to pain, it's time to visit a Pain Management doctor.