Are you experiencing chronic pain that is hindering your everyday lifestyle, and keeping you from doing the things you love?
If this is the case for you, it might be time to consider going to a pain management specialist. A pain management specialist will aid in improving your quality of life, and decreasing the amount of pain you are feeling.
Pain Management Specialists:
- Look at each patient as a whole, and asses the areas that are causing the patient intense and chronic pain through various testing.
- Pinpoint the source of pain, so they can better create a treatment plan that will be specialized to the individual's needs.
- Use the information that they have gathered in order to develop a treatment plan that is best suited to the patient’s individual problem in order to improve the quality of life.
- May suggest treatment methods involving anti-inflammatories, over-the-counter pain medications, or even physical activities like yoga, which can be used to stretch, strengthen, and relax your body.
If you are still experiencing pain after trying the suggested treatment plan, there are other options to look into such as steroid injections, osteopathic manipulation (hands-on care that physicians use on muscles and joints that includes stretching, applying gentle pressure, and resistance), or physical therapy.
Don’t let your chronic pain keep you from living your best life; See one of our pain management specialists today at our Spine, Joint & Pain Department!
Reach us by visiting our website or calling 615.867.7971 today.
Your Health is Our Mission.
(Written by Marketing Intern, Katie Hartman)