Treatment for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain takes a toll on both your body and your mind. When your current chronic pain treatment isn’t working, it feels as though the pain overshadows every area of your life. It’s tough to work, enjoy time with family, and pursue your favorite activities when you’re in constant pain. Even though they have the best of intentions, your loved ones don’t always understand what you’re going through.
Instead of staying with treatments that aren’t getting results, schedule a consultation with the Heilman Center. Our clinic focuses exclusively on pain treatment and management, and we never give up on finding the right pain treatment options for you. You’re in control of every aspect of your treatment for chronic pain, and you have a wide range of treatment alternatives.
The Puzzle of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can start as a result of injury, surgery, illness or unexplained. However, the pain sometimes continues long after the injury is treated, and it becomes worse instead of better. In some cases, people have no idea what is causing their pain. The pain limits their movements, occupies their thoughts, and makes them feel frustrated and depressed.
Chronic pain feels different to everyone. For some, it’s an intense aching or burning. For other’s it’s a stabbing, on-and-off pain that comes back every few hours. Some patients, as they’re struggling with pain, also experience fatigue, changes in appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The pain affects their mood and begins to cause problems, both at work and in personal relationships.
Some patients benefit from traditional pain treatment options including medication, physical therapy, injections, and surgery. Others find that alternative treatments, like acupuncture or massage, provide great relief. That’s why the best chronic pain treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient. It’s administered by doctors who listen carefully to patients and the people who take care of them throughout the treatment process.
Treatment for Chronic Pain: What We Offer
For decades, doctors simply handed out prescriptions for pain medication. They thought that if they masked pain long enough for the injury to heal, the pain would go away. Unfortunately, for some patients, pain continues for months and even years after the injury has healed. If this sounds like you, our doctors will design treatment for chronic pain based on answers to these questions:
- What’s causing your pain?
- Is your pain medication working with you or against you?
- Can the underlying cause be treated?
- Can the pain be blocked at its source?
- Can the body’s pain signal be prevented from reaching the brain?
After exploring these questions, we’ll put together an innovative, full-service program that brings together every available chronic pain treatment option for your pain. Instead of sending you to multiple clinics, we bring together all of your options under one roof. Doctors and treatment providers from different specialties work together to provide the best possible care.
Physical therapy team can help you become stronger and more limber so that you can manage your daily activities. They may also explore ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), or other pain treatment options. This treatment is currently done in coordination with outside providers.
Interventional Pain Treatment
Our pain specialists might recommend injections, nerve blocks, or surgical procedures to get your pain under control. We offer innovative chronic pain treatment options including intrathecal pump implants, intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET), and spinal cord stimulation. If needed, our board-certified doctors can perform neurosurgical, orthopedic, and podiatric surgical procedures designed to solve pain at the source.
Many people who deal with chronic pain also suffer from anxiety and depression. The Heilman Center addresses you as a whole person, providing tools for relaxation, stress management, and coping with the pain.
Start Treating Your Chronic Pain
Contact us to set up an appointment either by calling, sending an email, or filling out our confidential Web form. One of our patient service representatives will contact you to set up an appointment. Your navigator will provide one-on-one support throughout the chronic pain treatment process, explaining your treatment options, alerting you to potential side effects, and making sure you know what to expect.
Pain management from the Heilman Center can help you feel like yourself again. Feeling better means getting more done, doing the things you love, and enjoying life with the people who matter most. Don’t spend any more time letting your pain control you. Contact us online today.