Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience usually arising from actual or potential tissue damage. Our office can help with pain.
Acute pain can be a difficult medical problem to diagnose and treat. It may be caused by many events or circumstances. Symptoms can last hours, days, weeks or months and are commonly associated with tissue injury, inflammation, a surgical procedure, childbirth, or a brief disease process. Other types of pain may be classified as chronic (pain of long duration), neuropathic (pain resulting from damage to nerves), psychogenic (pain not due to visible signs of disease or injury), or cancer-related (effects of a malignant disease on the body).
More Importantly! How is pain treated?
First, get the cause of your pain diagnosed properly by a doctor.
Diagnosing and treating the cause of pain is an essential aspect of treatment. Initial treatment may include some of the following:
- Resting the affected part of the body
- Application of heat or ice
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen; or acetaminophen
- Physical therapy
- Bioelectric therapy(using local electrical stimulation to moderate pain)
- Stress reduction
- Muscle relaxant medications
A secondary tier of treatments may include:
- Medications designed specifically for pain or anxiety
- Trigger point injections to treat muscle spasms
- Steroid medications or injections
These are the most common treatments for pain, and our office can help with all of them. But, there are additional treatments for pain, such as traction, Iontophoresis, Cold Laser, Ultrasound, and more. We can help with the proper application of these modalities as well.