Pain management is a must for anyone who is experiencing pain. While there are many reasons for why someone would be in need of pain management the overall goal is the same – to relieve or eliminate any and all pain. Living with pain prevents someone from being able to fully enjoy their life and can also get in the way of their ability to perform simple everyday functions like sitting, standing and walking.
Whether someone sustains an injury in an accident, is recovering from surgery or living with a chronic health condition, pain is always a factor that hinders one’s quality of life. According to Web MD, at least 100 million Americans currently live with chronic pain.
What does pain management mean?
The overall goal of pain rehabilitation is to gradually help the patient gain back their ability to move without experiencing pain using therapy. Since pain can make life more difficult, seeking our pain management services can bring about desired relief.
How pain management works
Pain management works when a team of health professionals comes together to develop the most effective combination of treatment techniques for the patient. Pain management can treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:
- Leg pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Foot pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
Sports medicine places a large focus on using the pain management rehabilitation therapies that can gradually help those who play sports gain back their ability to move and play their chosen sport without being in pain. An experienced sports medicine specialist will educate their patients on how to recognize good pain vs. bad pain.
We will recommend spinal adjustment when a patient needs us to align the spine. Aligning the spine will help to put the body back into its correct alignment, which initiates the body’s own natural healing process. Chiropractic care services are often necessary for effective pain management since they can provide the treatment options that have much lower risk than surgery.
Leg pain treatment
Pain management for leg pain is often necessary for patients who have a sciatica diagnosis. Chronic sciatica pain is often the main reason for why someone is experiencing leg pain. Since this type of leg pain can last for many months, we encourage patients to explore pain management options when seeking leg pain treatment.
Knee pain treatment
Pain management for knee pain often involves using drugs and/or injections when traditional treatment options are sought. Patients who are looking for alternatives pain management options when experiencing knee pain, often experience a faster rehabilitation time, with something such as acupuncture. A goal for those who want to simply move and walk without being in pain can find the treatment they need with natural treatments.
Shoulder pain treatment
The best shoulder pain treatment often includes rest and physical therapy. An experienced health professional will first understand why the patient is experiencing pain, allowing them to offer patients with shoulder pain issues the top rehabilitation treatment options that will best support their ability to gain back their shoulder movement without pain.
Foot pain treatment
Pain management for foot pain is a top priority as experiencing pain in one or both feet can prevent someone from being able to walk. Seeking treatment for foot pain starts with getting a diagnosis in order to understand the reason for the foot pain. Upon diagnosis, a pain management plan will be made that will allow for slow and consistent healing so the patient can once again live without pain.
Back pain treatment
When a patient is in need of back pain treatment, it is often due to being in agonizing pain. A pain management plan is essential for people suffering from back pain. Natural pain therapy is often an effective method for people to gradually gain back movement without experiencing a lot of pain.
Neck pain treatment
Pain management for neck pain is an essential part of a neck pain treatment plan as neck pain tends to prevent patients from being able to perform even the simplest activities without being in pain. When pain management therapy is utilized patients will experience less pain as well as heal from their neck pain issues much quicker when compared to not utilizing pain management therapy techniques.
There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia making pain management one of the top fibromyalgia treatment options for patients diagnosed with this ongoing disorder. Because pain is a common symptom of fibromyalgia patients are encouraged to seek the pain management techniques that can help them learn how to not live in pain after receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis.
Sports medicine places a large focus on performing the pain management techniques those who play sports often need due to the many and various types of sports-related injuries one may get when playing sports. While sports medicine tends to specialize in treating a variety of sports-related injuries, it also offers pain management advice for those experiencing chronic pain as the right pain management techniques can reduce chronic pain significantly.
A spinal adjustment often gives patients who are experiencing pain the relief they need to function at their best. Adjusting the spine is an alternative pain management technique that allows the body to initiate its own pain defense by releasing the natural chemicals that can combat any pain the body is currently experiencing.
If you would like to learn more about pain management and the various treatments we provide, call 262-200-8000 to schedule a consultation.