Pain Management Pennsylvania
We have offices conveniently located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and southwestern Pennsylvania. Our professional staff is here to give you the support you need to manage your pain and help you with a speedy recovery. View locations in Maryland and Virginia here.
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Pain Management Pennsylvania
Our pain management practice in Pennsylvania is staffed with highly qualified healthcare professionals who are available to help you start managing your chronic pain today. Our board-certified pain management doctors have extensive experience in treating various pain disorders and want to help you live a fulfilling life, without debilitating pain. We offer numerous types of treatments that are backed by the latest research and are always looking for new methods that are highly effective. If you are interested in learning more about our clinic or would like to schedule an appointment at any of our Pennsylvania locations then please call (724) 909-0545 to get started.
Why Consider a Pain Clinic?
Anyone living with chronic pain knows how it can be highly disruptive to a person’s life and prevent them from being able to do all the things they need/want to do. Daily activities like work or hobbies can become difficult to do, as the pain can make it almost impossible to move about as needed. Many people tend to seek out their primary care physician to find ways to help with their pain, but a primary care doctor does not specialize in the treatment of chronic pain. A primary care physician can refer out to a pain management center or patients can go straight to one without a referral. Pain clinics have doctors who have specifically trained in pain management and have other staff on hand to be able to provide the type of care that people dealing with chronic pain need. Pain clinics focus on the diagnosis and treatment for a number of conditions that can lead to chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, neuropathy, and pinched nerves.
Our pain management clinics in Pennsylvania provide you with access to highly trained pain management doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who look forward to being able to assist you by offering innovative ways of treating chronic pain. Pain clinics can also be staffed with other healthcare providers like physical therapists, psychologists, and occupational therapists. Pain and Spine Specialists is able to refer out to physical therapists, if needed, and will communicate with the office of your physical therapist to maintain a high level of service that is consistent. We also partner with Gemini Health, a mental health services practice, so that patients have access to therapists and treatments for depression and anxiety that may be stemming from a person’s chronic pain.
Treating Chronic Pain
Our office most often sees patients for spinal pain, which primarily affects the head, neck, and back. By offering comprehensive pain management, our doctors take a whole body approach to treat both the pain and the direct, underlying cause of the pain. Many pain management centers use the typical front-line treatments, which involve medication (most often opioids) and surgery. Doctors may also prescribe medication like muscle relaxants or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Other types of interventions may include those such as steroid based injection therapies, epidural injections, alternative therapies, or physical therapy. If these methods fail then surgery is usually the last resort, as patients will have recovery times afterward and it typically takes more of a toll on the body.
Our Pennsylvania pain clinic offers:
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Injection Therapies
- Intrathecal Pain Pumps
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Stellate Ganglion Blocks
- The Minuteman Fusion
- The MILD Procedure
- Medication Management
- Alternative Therapies
- Vertiflex Treatment
Our office also offers ancillary testing and behavioral and mental health screenings as additional services to ensure that you are receiving the best care.
When you visit one of our locations for either acute, moderate, or severe chronic pain our staff will strive to make you feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have. It is normal to feel nervous when visiting the doctor’s office, especially as a new patient. If you are attending our pain management clinic for the first time then you will be evaluated by one of our specialists. This means that your medical history will be taken and your concerns, experiences with pain, and goals will be listened to and taken into account when deciding on the appropriate course of treatment. Ultimately, we strive to make you feel heard and validate your feelings without any judgment.
Conditions Pain Management Can Assist With
Most commonly patients will seek out a doctor for back pain, which is an area our office specializes in treating. Back pain, and other types of chronic pain, can be the result of a multitude of issues. Pain management attempts to significantly reduce or eradicate the pain from any disorder, but these are the conditions we typically handle.
- Back Pain: Back pain is divided into upper, middle, and lower back pain and can be the reaction to another underlying condition or possibly an injury.
- Sciatica: This is the direct result of pressure on or injury to the sciatic nerve and is usually caused by other issues such as spinal stenosis, bone spurs, and bulging/herniated discs.
- Neck Pain: acute or chronic neck pain occurs in the cervical spine and often occurs because of overuse or bad posture, with the pain coming and going depending on the severity.
- Bulging and Herniated Discs: Age related wear and tear can lead to spinal discs bulging outside of their natural space or rupturing completely so that pressure is placed on the nerves.
- Failed Back/Neck Surgery: Sometimes back or neck surgery is not successful for a variety of reasons and old pain continues or new pain can occur.
- Headaches: There are numerous types of headaches and they can stem from things like stress, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, eye strain, etc.
- Fibromyalgia: This disorder causes muscular pain and excessive fatigue and is known for being a condition that occurs long-term, with no current cure.
- Cancer Pain: Cancer and cancer treatments can cause widespread bodily pain and treatment can seek to minimize this pain as much as possible.
- Arthritis: This condition typically starts in older age, although younger people can still get it, and involves pain in the joints and surrounding tissues.
- Abdominal/Pelvic Pain: Different types of pain can develop in the abdominal/pelvic region due to issues like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, cancer, etc.
- Work-Related Pain: Injuries can easily happen in the workplace because of a fall, lifting heavy objects, repetitive motion, dangerous machinery, and much more.
- Neuropathy or Neuralgia: This is a term that refers to pain of the nerves and is usually caused by damage to or irritation of the nerves in the body.
- Vertebral Compression Fracture: These compression fractures mostly occur when the vertebrae in the spinal column weaken over time or once osteoporosis sets in.
Anyone can visit our office for any type of pain they may be experiencing. Patients are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as we treat all patients and their pain as unique and deserving of individualized care.
At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. We believe that all patients should have access to quality care, and that is why you can find us conveniently located throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.