Pain Management Consultations

Pain Management Consultations

The treatment of chronic pain often includes a combination of medication, procedures, and therapy. Office consultations with provider will address these components of treatment to help provide pain relief and improved function.

1 - Pain Management Consultations

1. What is pain management?

Pain management is the individualized, comprehensive treatment of pain, which typically includes a combination of procedures, injections, medications, and therapy. Pain can arise from several different areas of the body (head, neck, low back, abdomen/pelvis, etc.), and the provider treats patients with all different types of pain. The overall goals of pain management are to reduce pain and improve function.

2. How can you determine if the pain is temporary (acute) or chronic?

Temporary pain (or acute pain) usually lasts less than 3 months, and chronic pain typically lasts longer than 3 months. However, pain can also be chronic if it persists longer than expected after a given injury or surgery, even if it has been less than 3 months.
Acute or chronic pain may be the result of an injury or trauma. Chronic pain can still be present even after the injury has healed. Some patients experience pain with no signs of injury or trauma.

3. How can a pain management specialist help you?

Provider is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. For patients with chronic pain, Provider conducts a thorough clinical evaluation, gathering information about several aspects of your pain. He will also perform a physical examination and review prior imaging, lab tests, and medical records (as available) to determine the best treatment plan for you. Provider goals are to improve your function and your ability to do activities that the pain currently limits you from doing.

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