Suffering From Acute or Chronic Pain? We Have Solutions!

Pain is a serious and complex problem. In the United States alone, 50 million adults live with chronic daily pain. And for 19.6 million of them, the pain is so severe it interferes with work or everyday life. Worse yet? Those staggering numbers don’t even include the people experiencing acute pain, which is defined as sudden pain with a specific cause that subsides within 3-6 months.

Fortunately, whether you have acute or chronic pain, we have solutions. Our team at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers has advanced training in pain conditions and cutting-edge treatments.

Here are just a few ways we can get your pain under control. 

An accurate diagnosis

You can develop pain for a variety of reasons, ranging from sprains, broken bones, and cancer to chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and neuropathy. On top of that, not all therapies address pain in the same way. For example, some treatments are more effective with nerve pain, while others can manage issues like headaches and migraines.

As a result, the first step in effective pain management involves an accurate diagnosis. Then we can make recommendations to treat your pain at the source.

Medications

Sometimes taking pain medications can be the best approach to managing your condition. These therapies could include:

If we think medications can offer the most relief, you can rest easy knowing we’ll carefully monitor their use to avoid addiction.

Nerve blocks

This therapy addresses pain by blocking the nerve signals causing your symptoms. We accomplish this by injecting medication directly into the nerves triggering your symptoms. Nerve blocks can either provide temporary or long-lasting relief, depending on the drugs involved and the root cause of your pain.

Pain injections

Pain injections deliver steroid-based medications to specific areas of the body. This therapy, which can provide fast-acting relief, aims to reduce the inflammation causing the pain. However, these injections could lead to cartilage damage in a joint, so we typically limit this treatment to 3-4 times a year.

Epidural injections

Epidural injections also use steroid medications to reduce inflammation, but we administer these directly into the epidural space of your spine. The epidural space surrounds your spinal cord and contains nerve roots. This approach is highly effective for lower back and leg pain.

Radiofrequency ablation

If you have neck, back, or arthritis pain, radiofrequency ablation could be the best solution. This therapy uses an electrical current to disable the nerves causing your symptoms. By ablating — or destroying — these nerves, they can no longer create or send pain signals to your brain. This treatment can leave you with long-term pain relief.

Regenerative medicine

Sometimes the best way to resolve pain is by spurring the body to heal itself, and that’s where regenerative medicine comes in. This area of medicine involves extracting powerful healing substances the body produces — such as stem cells and platelets — and injecting them into areas that need healing. Regenerative medicine can trigger healing and tissue regeneration.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation involves inserting a small device in your upper buttocks that sends low-level electrical signals to strategic areas along your spine. When turned on, the mild electrical pulses disrupt the pain signals going to your brain, completely changing the sensations you feel. We often turn to these devices when more conservative treatments don’t provide relief for back pain.

Anesthetic drug infusions

For pain that resists other interventions, we might recommend ketamine or lidocaine infusions. These powerful anesthetic medications can help address complex pain conditions when other treatments fail.

Whether you have ketamine or lidocaine, you undergo your infusion intravenously at Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers. During your treatment, we monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels. We continue watching your vital signs after your infusion before sending you home.

If you have acute or chronic pain, we can help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers today.

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