Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain and spend their lives miserably trying to figure out ways to get over it. Some who follow the right direction towards better healthcare somehow manage to get back to the right track. However, for few unfortunate ones, the dream of living an active life without chronic pain seems like a dream that is impossible to realize.
The pain clinics differ in their area of expertise. The professionals here make use of multidisciplinary approach to help the patients regain their lives. The team of healthcare experts includes physician specialists with fellowship-training and board-certification in chronic pain management, physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists and staff trained to understand patients of chronic pain.
Prompt medical attention is given when a patient is present to our center for evaluation and treatment. Precision diagnosis is often made prior to initializing any treatment. Or further imaging or laboratory studies are ordered in assisting physicians making the correct diagnosis.
Once the source of the pain (so-called “pain generator”) is identified and a diagnosis is made, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and yet individualized treatment plan is then formulated and discussed in details with the patient by our physician specialist. These treatment options often range from medication management, rehabilitation programs to minimally invasive procedures to surgeries.
At the beginning of the treatment, the patient is advised to modify their lifestyle to minimize exacerbation of the pain condition. Further, a course of medication treatment is often initiated. These medications include,
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Acetaminophen
- Muscle Relaxants
- Neuroleptic Medications
- Neurotransmitter Modulators
- Local Anesthetics
- Topical Agents
Simultaneously rehabilitation therapies and counseling are often offered to the patient.
A doctor who is specialized in pain management details a rehabilitation program which is specifically individualized to provide relief from the agonizing pain. Osteopathic manipulation treatment, Infrared, Ultrasound and deep-muscle massage, TENS unit are a few modalities that are frequently utilized.
Dealing with unrelenting pain sometimes causes anger, sadness, and lack of concentration. To address such issues, a psychological support is also given along with the on-going treatment. These mental health professionals will also help you know the relaxation techniques that can be followed at home or work. In the worst care scenarios when nothing is really helpful, then an injection procedure is often carried out under proper image-guidance under either ultrasound or real-time X-ray (fluoroscopy).
With multitude of treatment options we have available, we are confident we can offer you the most cutting-edge treatment options for your chronic pain conditions or spinal pain. We thank you for placing your confidence in letting us treat you, not only a patient, but as a whole.
So please take the time and effort to find the best place pain clinic in Los Angeles that offers services for spine-related problems. After all, your body is your temple and taking good care of it is our expertise!