Medical Pain Relief
Chronic pain is said to affect over 100 million adults in America. This figure is over the total number of individuals who are affected by other serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. This type of pain also sets back this nation by around $635 billion every year in relation to loss of productivity and medical treatments. With this being said there are no doubts that the condition classified as chronic pain is a significant issue along with a major impact on these individuals as well as their families. This also includes a negative impact on the patients social, emotional and physical functions.
The goal behind our pain medicine group is to offer effective, efficient and compassionate care to every patient that suffers from chronic pain. This is especially true for the patients who have already received an evaluation along with treatment that has proven to be unsuccessful.
Some of the conditions that our pain treatment physicians treat include:
- Herniated Discs
- Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Pain In the Chest wall
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Facial Pain Procedures
- Facet Joint Disorders
- Pelvic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Interstitial Cystitis Pelvic Pain
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Phantom Limb Syndrome
- Post Herpetic Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Regardless of whether the pain you suffer from is old injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis or cancer treatments, it is of great importance that you find a method to control this pain. Below is some information on your best approach.
The initial part of pain management would be to schedule a consultation with a pain-relief physician in our group in order to determine what is causing your pain and learn about the correct approach for pain management that will be effective for you. There are currently a diverse range of pain management choices available. With us you are able to find the combination of treatments that can assist you in gaining relief from your debilitating condition.
Before attempting to treat the pain you suffer from, it is of great importance to gain an understanding of the definitions of pain. This includes some of the following:
Why Is Pain Experienced Differently From One Person To Another?
Pain is something that is explained as physical and real. However pain is typically specific and measured according to an individual’s perception to pain, which is the reason as to why pain will feel different to each person.
People who are anxious, depressed or scared of pain will typically experience their pain more severely when compared to the individuals who experience pain that is free from those types of emotions.
Pain Management In Treating The Body And The Mind
We feel that it is very important to approach pain in an emotional and physical way and address each individual as an “entire human being.” This means that even though medications used to treat chronic pain is of importance in the process of pain management for a variety of individuals it is not the only option available when treating pain and should also not be the sole tool used.
Pain in the lower back is one of those limiting afflictions and when severe can even make moving or walking extremely difficult. In fact there are various lower-back pain conditions that are extremely painful to the individuals who suffer from this condition.
Strain or a sprain will occur when the soft tissues have torn caused from intense load. As this occurs inflammation sets in which results in swelling and severe pain. Another chronic pain condition includes Facet Syndrome or Arthralgia which happens when the cartilage in the area of the back begins to wear down resulting in irritation to the nerve endings. Spinal stenosis happens when arthritic changes happen in the vertebrae. This causes pinching to occur in the area of the spinal cord. This pain type typically affects the lower part of the body.
Pain in the neck is also caused by various things. This pain can range from minor irritations onto completely debilitating. One of the common causes relating to neck pain is old injuries such as head injuries or whiplash. This type of pain is in some cases not felt straight after the injury but rather months or years later. When left untreated dysfunctions, other pain and arthritis can occur.
Other common pain types include degenerative joint disease or disc herniation which causes pain to occur in the area of the neck. Disc herniation is often the result of trauma such as heavy lifting which causes a disc or discs in the vertebrae to push against the nerves. Degenerative joint diseases are also known as arthritis which is associated with nerve compression that causes pain to the fingers, hands and arms.
Issues with the discs are also linked to various types of problems. Certain types of leg, neck or back pain can be caused from disc problems. These disc issues include herniation, disc bulges along with degenerative-disc disease.
More common disc problems is usually associated with degenerative-disc disease that occurs when small tears turn into bone spurs that happen along the edge of the vertebrae. This is a type of condition often associated with genetics but can also be derived from injuries or trauma.
The development of a treatment and procedure plan is the most important part associated with relieving pain. When you visit one of our Pain Relief Centers you are treated as an individual that suffers from pain due to your own circumstances or injuries. We provide superior service along with a compassionate approach by thoroughly examining your previous test results and medical history.
This may provide a bit of insight as to why you are experiencing the pain but we take it further by assisting you to understand your pain and why you are experiencing it. This involves take the necessary time to explain each treatment or procedure in detail as well as why we have chosen specific options for your needs.
Chronic pain relief is only achieved through using advanced treatment procedures that are all performed by highly qualified staff and physicians. We also use the unique technologies when it comes to interventional pain medications.
We understand that pain is a very complex issue which often has a drastic effect on a person’s mental and physical health. We aim to reduce your suffering and pain and assist you in returning to a normal and pain free life. Our Pain Management team offers treatments and assessments in Atlanta at a new center in Georgia, Sandy Springs.