Dealing with acute or chronic pain can impact your day-to-day life. A leading multi-specialty healthcare center in Brooklyn, New York, HealthQuest is specialized in providing pain management solutions for acute as well as chronic pain. Our pain management doctors provide the right treatment to help you improve and manage pain effectively.
Check out some frequently asked questions and answers related to pain management.
Q: What is pain management?
A: Pain management is a medical specialty that deals with treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. This specialty is dedicated to improving the quality of each patient's life.
Q: What pain conditions can be treated?
A: At HealthQuest, we treat many kinds of pain, including arthritis pain, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, nerve pain, complex regional pain syndromes (RSD), knee pain, fibromyalgia and more.
Q: Who will be involved in my care?
A: Our pain management team comprises Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Neurologists and neurosurgeons, Orthopedic surgeons and Physiatrists. Personalized treatment plans developed by our doctors allow patients to improve pain and increase their level of independence.
Q: What treatment options do you use to manage pain?
A: While acute pain can be treated with symptomatic options that can provide fast relief, managing chronic pain may require a multidisciplinary approach that includes pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, and psychological aspects. Our treatment modalities include:
Q: What can I expect during my first visit?
A: Our pain management team performs the necessary evaluations and reviews your medical history to diagnose the actual reason for your pain. Based on their diagnosis, pain history and pain examination, our physicians will discuss options for treatment.
Q: How do you assess / diagnose pain?
A: In addition to standard tools such as pain diagram forms to measure pain, our specialists may use X-ray or MRI scan to confirm a diagnosis.
Q: How soon can I expect relief?
A: Pain relief varies according to each individual's condition and the procedure used. The relief is rarely immediate and it may take a few days up to a few weeks until you begin to feel relief. To accelerate your recovery, we use an innovative cold therapy system called Game Ready. This advanced computer-controlled system simultaneously applies controlled cold therapy and intermittent compression to almost any part of the body through its flexible wraps. This therapy helps you to manage pain, heal fast, and recover better.
Q: What types of insurance do you accept?
A: We accept most major medical insurance plans including Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers' Compensation.
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