Just as pain feels different to different people, when to consult a pain specialist is a very individualized question. But there are some signs that may help direct you in the right direction if you have been experiencing pain that does not go away and does not respond to traditional types of treatments.
Obviously, a No. 1 reason to make an appointment with a pain reduction doctor is that the pain simply will not stop. If it has been months of continued pain, it is best to find a solution.
Your body builds up a tolerance to medication, which leads to it becoming less effective. If you are popping many ibuprofen throughout the day, you may need an assessment of what and how much you are taking and how effective they are working.
If you are averse to surgery, there may be ways to help with your pain management without going under. Our team of expert physicians will evaluate your condition and pain levels to determine if physical therapy or non-invasive procedures will work.
If you have concerns about taking too much over-the-counter medicine or prescribed pills, there may be alternative therapies or procedures to explore. Acupuncture or nerve block injections may be ways to help with pain.
If you not only have pain that will not go away, but has also morphed or begun radiating, it is time to see us for some help. The addition of numbness to the pain is also an indication of an issue that can be treated with a pain management strategy.
If you are having more nights than not when you cannot sleep or pain wakes you up in the middle of the night, this is not a normal or healthy way to live. Sleep deprivation can lead to additional health problems down the road.
Seeing a pain specialist can be a way of receiving another opinion. We can review your health history and offer additional insight into what you are experiencing through our expert eyes. We strive to provide a holistic approach to your health and pain management.
Our physicians have many years of experience in managing pain and have studied the field extensively. They have worked to be leaders in the field, teaching and training other physicians as well as providing input to develop Chronic Narcotic Guidelines.
We understand the life-alternating problems that pain can prompt. We will work with you one-on-one to determine a comprehensive pain management plan that will work to get you back to living your normal life!
An individualized treatment plan begins with an initial visit and full diagnosis examination. Our Pain Control Associates team strives to provide the most effective and efficient pain reduction methods in Schererville for you to find relief. Contact us today.
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