When your neck, back, or joints hurt, that’s all you think about. Your life revolves around controlling the discomfort you feel due to ongoing back issues, deteriorating joints, acute musculoskeletal injuries, or something else. Here’s why you should consider pain management from the experts at Advanced Bone & Joint. Real help is possible so you can be yourself again.
Reason #1 Pain Medications Can Harm Your Overall Health
Opioid pain medications can be very addictive when poorly managed. And frankly, even too much acetaminophen or ibuprofen can cause systemic health problems you want to avoid. So, a pain management physician can present you with ways to limit the amount and different types of medications you need to take.
Reason #2 A Pain Management Specialist Targets the Source of Pain
The best pain management specialists formulate multifaceted strategies to combat pain related to cancer, arthritis, , and more. He or she will use advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint pain at its source and then prescribe and evaluate nonsurgical and non-drug methods and therapies for real pain relief. In essence, we won’t cover up your pain. We will help you relieve it so you can go about your life.
Reason #3 Your Pain Will Be Managed with a Personalized Treatment Plan
A pain management doctor will carefully explore your symptoms and pain triggers and inquire as to what health goals you wish to achieve. They will ask about how your pain changes your ability to work, exercise, do household tasks, and interact with loved ones.
From there, the specialist will formulate a pain management plan suited to you as a unique individual. You and your doctor can adjust this plan as your treatment progresses. Good doctor-patient communication and consistent follow-ups regarding your therapeutic outcomes can enhance your pain management results.
Reason #4 A Pain Management Physician Employs Many Strategies
At Advanced Bone & Joint, our pain management providers are highly trained and experienced in the latest and most effective ways to manage pain in the neck, back, and joints. Available options include:
- Ultrasound-guided injection therapy
- Steroid injections to reduce inflammation
- Nerve blocks
- Facet joint, peripheral joint, sacroiliac joint, and trigger point injections
- Physical therapy, including TENS treatments, stretching, and targeted exercises
- Massage therapy
- Stress reduction strategies and cognitive behavior therapies
- Spinal cord stimulation devices
Exceptional Pain Management Strategies at Advanced Bone & Joint
You can improve your function and quality of life. Please contact the pain management specialists at Advanced Bone & Joint for an in-depth assessment and treatment plan. Our orthopedic specialists in St. Peters, O’Fallon, and Wentzville, MO, provide state-of-the-art treatments, and compassion is the hallmark of everything they do.