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Different Pain Management Techniques

There are different pain management techniques that work well for patients suffering from varying degree and intensity of pain. Most of the conditions that result in pain are attributed to musculoskeletal or neurological problems. Though acute pain is short lived, it can be easily resolved without requiring a long course of treatment. However, chronic pain requires serious and timely attention as it can bring a patient’s life to a complete halt.

Proper Diagnosis and Treatment

Today, almost all healthcare centers are well equipped with the latest techniques and technology to address all types of pain. The advantage of undertaking a multi-disciplinary approach is best realized in this medical discipline. The team of physicians which include neurologists, orthopedists, chiropractors, physiotherapists and rehabilitation therapists are setting new standards of treatment by providing patients with fast and effective pain relief measures.

It all begins with proper and thorough diagnosis of the condition. With patient-friendly diagnostic tools that give clear and concise results, physicians formulate a customized treatment plan that would work well for almost all types of pain.

Some of the advanced interventional treatment techniques adopted by premier facilities for pain management are:

  • Medications
  • Physical and Rehabilitative Services
  • Spinal Disc Compression
  • Electrical Therapy
  • Massotherapy
  • Nerve Freezing Procedures
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Injections  (Epidural steroid, Facet joint, Intra-articular, Trigger point)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Implants

Pain disorders which are quite commonly treated are arthritis, neck and back pain, muscular and joint pain, cancer pain, headaches, nerve pain, OB/GYN related back pain and other chronic pain problems. Patients who seek treatment in the early stages have been able to regain normalcy with full functionality much faster than others who procrastinate.

Guidance and Counseling Sessions

Pain management techniques also include addressing the pain at the emotional level. Special counseling sessions help patients know more about their condition so that they are able to cope with different psychological emotions such as fear, frustration and anger which may otherwise result in depression. Patients can also expect guidance from the specialists on how to keep pain at bay and keep the body stress free when at home or at the workplace.

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