Chronic pain can be caused from a congenital disorder, medical condition, or even injury. Individuals suffering from chronic pain may feel limited in their day to day functioning. Many have to refrain from participating in once enjoyable activities and experience the quality of their lives diminish.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, it is important to schedule an appointment with a comprehensive pain management center who can assess the severity of your condition and determine a treatment plan. Patients deserve qualified and skilled medical professionals who can provide them effective care.
As a center for pain management, Pain and Spine Specialists provides patients suffering from their chronic pain an environment of skilled care and medical expertise. Chronic pain can be a complex and multifaceted, and no two patients can be treated in the exact same way. We believe it is vital as a center for pain management to provide multiple therapeutic modalities for treatment. Our board certified physicians utilize interventional, alternative, and traditional chronic pain management therapies that best fit the patient’s needs.
Interventional pain management emphasizes the critical importance of determining the source of pain. Establishing the precise location of pain allows the provider to begin treatment for their patient immediately. And patients are given the opportunity to experience relief from their pain sooner. Common interventional pain management techniques include:
- Nerve blocks
- Epidural steroid injections
- Intrathecal pain pump
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablations
These therapeutic approaches allow an accurate and targeted treatment of the pain. Because the source has been identified the most effective treatment plan can be implemented.
Alternative pain management therapies can be used independently, as well as in conjunction with conventional therapies. Alternative pain management therapies allow chronic pain patients to be treated more holistically. Patients can incorporate non opioid/pharmacological therapies safely into their treatment plans. Some alternative pain management therapies are:
Patients who are looking to treat their pain more holistically can find relief in these treatments.
And under guidance of their pain specialist, patients can incorporate these alternative methods with interventional and traditional chronic pain treatments.
A comprehensive pain management center can also offer traditional treatment modalities. For some patients, holistic treatments are not enough.
Regardless of invasiveness level, some patients may not feel comfortable undergoing any type of procedure. For many chronic pain patients, traditional treatments can be beneficial. These treatments typically are:
- Medication assisted therapy (MAT)
- Physical Therapy
These treatment plans are individualized and based on the patient’s unique pain concerns. Skilled pain management physicians tailor these therapies in order to safely and effectively provide relief for patients.
Comprehensive pain management centers understand that treatment plans cannot follow a “one size fits all” modality. Each patient’s pain is unique to them and their treatment must mirror that. Some treatments can benefit some patients more than others.
Sometimes a combination of therapies are needed. Whatever type of pain management treatment you receive should be done under the care of a skilled and knowledgable pain specialist.
If you would like more information about the types of pain management therapies we offer, or have specific questions, please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life. You can call (301) 703-8767 (Maryland), (724) 603-3560 (Pennsylvania), or (540) 433-1905 (Virginia) and schedule an appointment today.