Our goal in Pain Management is to enhance patients' quality of life through decreasing pain, increasing their function, and improvement in the ability to enjoy activities of daily living. We accomplish this by prescribing medication, interventional therapies (epidurals, facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation of nerves), advance therapies (implantation of spinal cord stimulators and/or intrathecal drug delivery systems), have patients exercise (supervised PT, aqua therapy, or home exercises), improve sleep, medications, meditation-sleep hints/rules, referrals to Pain Psychologist/Psychiatrists for cognitive behavior therapy, Functional Restoration Programs, and/or referral to spine/orthopedic specialist and surgeons if needed.
Who Can Benefit?
Pain management may help you if you have pain that lasts for a long time and/or greater than three months, also known as “chronic pain.” Our goal is to assist/help in reducing spine pain and/or other orthopedic problems, cancer, and/or other long-term illnesses/conditions, as well as injuries, such as industrial/work injury, motor vehicle accidents and post-operative pain.
Who Practices Pain Management?
Pain management is an intricate network of doctors that have backgrounds in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and/or psychiatry. The specialist works closely with your entire healthcare team.
Types of Treatment
Different types of pain respond to different treatment plans/techniques to include conservative therapies (i.e. chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy). Your specialist may recommend injections or the initiation/continuation of conservative treatment therapies, to include lifestyle changes, exercise, and psychological treatments.
Although some chronic pain conditions may never be cured completely, appropriate pain management/treatment can help reduce your pain and allow you the suitable tools in coping with your pain, leading to an overall improvement in quality of life, function, and tolerance for daily activities.