At Pain Control Associates, our team of doctors are experts in the field of pain management and have chosen to concentrate their practice on helping patients live a fuller life through management of pain. Relief from chronic pain can be obtained through conservative, non-surgical or surgical options depending on each individual patient’s condition or injury. We work with patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, chronic pain or issues after an automobile or work-related injury. We always begin our consultation with a conversation and health assessment to help determine the best course of action.
When pain becomes a chronic condition that continues to affect our daily lives, it can be stressful and overwhelming. Our expert physicians work with patients facing chronic pain on a consistent basis. Chronic pain is a different type of pain that is felt when there is an injury. Pain is considered chronic when the pain signal continues for weeks, months or even years. The original cause of the pain may have been something that is no longer an issue, but the pain still is around. Chronic pain is not clearly understood why it continues if it is not related to something such as arthritis or cancer.
Managing chronic pain can be a mix of treatments. Since it is not clear what happens to those suffering from an oversensitive messaging system that can magnify these pain messages, the focus is on diluting what is felt. Our doctors approach the pain from many angles. We can prescribe medications, suggest surgery, encourage exercise or meditation routines or schedule electrical simulation as part of a pain management plan.
An accident is scary and initially, you might not even think that you have been injured. If you start having issues immediately after an accident, a pain management doctor can help. Whiplash is a common condition seen after a crash as your head may have been snapped suddenly during the impact. This movement often happens during a rear-end collision. Whiplash can result in damage to vertebrae, nerves, discs, muscles or ligaments along your neck or spine.
Indications of possible whiplash include loss of range of motion around your neck, pain or stiffness, tingling or numbness in your arms, dizziness or worsening of pain as you move your neck. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend epidural spinal injections or lumbar sympathetic blocks. Physical therapy or surgery may also be necessary to provide you pain relief. Medication is another option to help ease your pain from whiplash.
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