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Understanding Pain Management

More than 40 million Americans live with chronic pain. So, whether you are one of those 40 million or are experiencing pain during your recovery, Beacon specialists understand that pain management is a critical part of your successful treatment and recovery plan.

What is a Pain Management Doctor?

To start, it’s important to understand that a pain management physician specializes in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. Once pain management physicians are able to diagnose the cause of pain, they can use the latest techniques and therapy options available. These treatment options include therapy, injections, medications, stimulations, and more.

When is it Time to Talk Pain Management?

If you’re experiencing ongoing pain and discomfort, it’s important to talk to your doctor — especially if the pain is new or worsening. Together, you can work to identify a cause and the best course of action for managing the pain. Common chronic pain management conditions include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Disk
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis

What are Pain Management Treatments?

Oftentimes, when people hear “pain management,” pain medication comes to mind. While that can be an effective method to alleviate pain, it isn’t always the most effective or best course of action. The following includes Beacon’s approach to pain management treatment options:

Physical therapy: Physical therapists are trained experts in helping gain strength and flexibility exactly where it’s needed. They help increase range of motion and help you develop a routine of how to continue improving at home.

Injections: Depending on your condition, your doctor may suggest injections to numb an area or reduce inflammation to allow healing.

Radiofrequency ablation: Using a mild electrical current, radiofrequency ablation creates a small wound on a specific nerve to block the pain signal that would normally travel along that nerve to provide relief.

Beacon’s most common pain management procedures and treatments:

  • Chronic pain management
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Joint injections
  • Non-narcotic pain medication
  • Pain rehabilitation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulator

We provide additional treatment options to help alleviate pain and make it more manageable for our patients. Pain is a complex and individual experience, but our team is here to work with you to identify which combination is best to get you back to leading an active lifestyle.

Our Pain Management Physicians

Dr. Chandoke, Dr. Kruer, Dr. Manocha, and Dr. Singla are here to help relieve you of your pain from injury, illness, or chronic condition. Our team of pain management experts takes joy in helping patients regain their lifestyles. Schedule an online appointment today.