What is Pain Management ? – Learn ways to alleviate Chronic Pain
A condition is said to be chronic if it lasts longer than 3 months or beyond normal healing time. Chronic pain may develop after an injury or due to certain medical conditions. It can largely affect your ability to function, manage your social life, sleep cycle, and overall mental health.
Chronic pain is associated with many physical and mental conditions including depression, sleep problems, social isolation, and overuse of medication. Whether you need rehabilitation after surgery, chronic pain management, or therapeutic interventions, Nova Spine and Pain Care specialists can help.
Who needs Pain Management?
Anyone living with pain can benefit from a personalized Pain Management plan. It can help with both acute and chronic pain. Common conditions include:
- • Arthritis pain
• Low back pain
• Headaches and Migraines
• Shoulder pain
• Joint pain
• Abdominal pain
• Head and Neck pain
• Chronic muscle pain
• Nerve pain
• Persistent post-surgical pain
Pain Management Approaches
The first step is to find out what is causing your pain. A specialist will ask you when, how, and where you feel pain and if it gets better or worse with certain activities. Depending on the cause, location, and severity of the pain, you will be prescribed a plan to manage different types of pain.
We combine several pain management techniques at our clinic, which include:
- Regular Exercise – We recommend our patients do yoga, Pilates, swimming, or walking. These exercises can reduce chronic pain, improve body posture, and help you function better.
- Hands-on Treatment – Many people get relief from physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, OMT, and chiropractic adjustments. These techniques can help reduce pain and enhance alignment and overall body functioning.
- Injections and Stimulations – There are various nerve blocks, muscle injections, joint injections and radiofrequency ablation procedures we perform for the treatment of chronic pain. We will go over these options with you.
- Lifestyle Modifications – Certain lifestyle changes can help ease your pain. If you have obesity, we suggest you lose weight. People who eat a balanced diet, drink adequate water, get enough sleep, and manage stress levels are lesser risk to have chronic pain.
- Medications – Depending on the type of pain, we prescribe you medications to relieve discomfort. Always follow the healthcare provider’s instructions when taking medicines.
When Should You See Healthcare Provider?
Seek help from a Pain Management specialist, if:
- Pain doesn’t get better, worsens, or returns after the treatment
- You feel anxious, depressed, or discomfort over your constant pain
- You are having trouble sleeping because of the pain
- Pain is stopping you from doing daily activities
Consult Our Experienced Pain Management Specialists
Living with pain can be extremely challenging, both mentally and physically. If you experience any type of acute or chronic pain, talk to our well-trained physicians at Nova Spine and Pain Care. We are experts in diagnosing and treating the pain associated with illness or injuries, post-surgery, and pain syndromes.
Every patient is unique and so are their pain experiences. We create a customized pain management treatment plan for you. We provide specialized pain management treatment in various locations, including Canton, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Marietta, Cumming, Sandy Springs, Jasper, Blue Ridge, Roswell, and Milton.
Feel free to contact us to schedule treatment in our Canton and Alpharetta locations and we ensure to fulfil your needs in the most comprehensive manner.
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