Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
Pain management is a comprehensive approach to reducing and relieving chronic pain even when it’s incurable.
Pain is vital to your safety and survival, as it provides a feedback system that tells you when something’s wrong. The sensation of pain indicates a problem that you can then identify, changing your behavior to prevent further damage to your body.
As important as pain is to warning you of danger, it can sometimes become a chronic problem that serves little purpose. Some types of pain aren’t even useful, as they originate in faulty nerves rather than being an indication of tissue damage.
The pain-management experts at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton offer a range of proven treatments that help you live with chronic pain and reduce its influence on your life.
What does pain management involve?
Every patient’s experience of pain is different, so the pain-management team spends time with you, listening to your concerns and establishing the nature of your pain. Patients and physicians at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton work together to develop an individualized treatment program to optimize recovery.
This patient-centered, team approach ensures positive results. The focus is on treating the underlying cause of your pain and minimizing your reliance on medication, as drugs like opioids that are often used for treating chronic pain carry the risk of becoming habit-forming.
Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton has board-certified pain-management specialists on their team with advanced training in rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic testing. Their expertise ensures the best possible care for patients using conservative methods.
What treatments might pain management involve?
Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton’s pain-management specialists use innovative FDA-approved pain-management techniques as well as being skilled at therapies that have stood the test of time.
Their background in physical medicine and manipulation enables them to mobilize joints and soft tissues, with additional help from interventions such as anti-inflammatory medication and steroid or hyaluronic acid injections. You can also benefit from understanding the psychology of living with pain and learning ways to relax and destress.
In addition, the Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton pain-management team works with physical therapists to promote the healing process. Rehabilitation using physical and occupational therapies is vital to managing pain, functioning as a stand-alone treatment or supporting patients before and after surgery.
If you’re finding it a struggle to cope with chronic pain, let the specialists at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton help. Call their office to find out more about pain management or book an appointment online today.