Pain, regardless of its cause, can render people unable to do— and find enjoyment in— the things they love. Fortunately, pain management exists to help people with all types of pain (acute, persistent, chronic, and intractable) effectively regain their normal function and achieve a sense of well-being without reliance on medications.
If you’re on this page because you’re in search of an effective, long-term solution to your pain, here are some of the answers to the most commonly asked questions about pain management to give you a better grasp of how it could benefit you.
Q: What Conditions Can Pain Management Specialists Treat?
Pain management can be used to treat the underlying causes of acute, persistent, chronic, and intractable pain. These include tension headaches; fibromyalgia; soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and tears; pinched or damaged nerves; arthritis; and surgery-related trauma.
Q: What Modalities Are Used in Pain Management?
Pain management specialists utilize a vast range of techniques and modalities designed to tackle pain at its source—and not just address the symptoms—helping patients minimize reliance on pain medications and delay or eliminate the necessity for surgery altogether.
The following are some of the modalities used by pain management specialists:
- Acoustic sound wave therapy –uses low- and high-frequency sound waves to cause microtrauma to the diseased or injured tissue, thereby stimulating the body’s natural repair mechanisms
- Viscosupplementation – involves injecting hyaluronic acid into joints to allow for smooth movement and enhanced function, and ultimately relieve pain
- Neuropathy (nerve damage/dysfunction) therapy program – uses therapeutic energy waves to stimulate the body’s repair process and relieve neuropathic pain by disrupting pain signals along neural pathways
- Regenerative medicine (Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy) – harnesses important growth factors in the patient’s own blood to promote and accelerate the healing of damaged tissues
- Trigger point therapy – involves injecting saline or local anesthetic into contracted fibers of muscle knots (trigger points) to reduce or eliminate the pain
Q: When Should I Visit a Pain Management Clinic?
Visit a pain management clinic if any of the circumstances below applies to you:
- You are experiencing chronic or recurring pain.
- Your pain has caused significant quality-of-life issues.
- You’ve fully explored all conservative interventions but without success, and you want to avoid or delay surgery if possible.
- You have undergone surgery, and still having pain.
Pain Management Specialists at NIVA Health
At NIVA Health, our pain management specialists offer all-natural, innovative solutions through which we have been a part of countless success stories of people across the United States desiring to break free from the pain and movement limitations brought on by their conditions. Let us be part of yours as well!