Thousands of people every day suffer from chronic pain, affecting their quality of life and enjoyment. Doctors typically prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain, but unfortunately, this often leads to addiction and they still suffer from pain. Pain management centers take a different approach than regular physicians in that they will take an overall approach at treating your pain – rather than specifically one aspect.
For people who have multiple ailments, going to pain management centers is a great way to coordinate their medications again and to ensure they are prescribed the appropriate dosage. To find the underlying reason behind the pain, these centers will often try a variety of treatments. Here at Elite Pain Management, we often start with a physical examination, and then decide if an MRI, X-rays, or other testing should be done.
We often recommend chiropractic care, physical therapy, behavioral health therapy, interventional pain management procedures including nerve blocks and injections, surgery, surgery, and other treatments to help your chronic pain.
Nerve pain, headaches, trauma pain, compression fractures, and back pain are some of the more common examples of pain. Besides the treatments mentioned above, sometimes pain management medications are appropriate.
When attending a pain management center, we encourage you to be completely honest and open about all medications you have taken in the past, as well as what you are currently taking. While pain management does not happen overnight, we do see a lot of success with our individualized treatment plans custom to each person.