Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. It serves as a warning of disease or a threat to the body. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, etc. Unrelieved acute pain may lead to chronic pain, which may persist even after the original injury has healed.
Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years and can have lasting physical effects. Tense muscles, limited mobility, a lack of energy, and changes in appetite can occur, in addition to emotional effects, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and fear of re-injury. Such effects may hinder a person’s ability to return to normal work or leisure activities.
We feel each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Our medical staff takes a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your pain management concerns, and we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, pain may be treated in a number of ways.
After a comprehensive review of the patient’s history and current health, a care plan is developed that may include a wide array of interventional pain management procedures & techniques such as:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
- Nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections in muscles
- Ultrasound directed joint and nerve injections
- Pain control medicines
- Radiofrequency treatment/ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation for back and extremity pain
- Electrical stimulation (TENS)
- Kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures
- Diagnostic discography