The type, cause and severity and tolerance of pain can vary from one individual
to the other. Pain may originate in the joints, muscles, or nerves. It
can be the result of an injury, illness, or condition. It can be either
acute or chronic.
Thanks to modern pain medicine and minimally invasive interventional treatments,
most pain conditions can be solved.
Chronic pain is long-term, often lasting for more than 6 months. Chronic
pain can be continuous or may occur in episodes. It can vary in intensity
from mild or disabling.
Acute pain is temporary and would not last for more than six months, such
as in case of a broken bone or ankle sprain. Acute pain can be managed
with over-the-counter NSAIDS or prescription pain medicine. With time
and healing, the pain usually disappears.
Pain Management involves an individualized approach and implementing the
most advanced treatments to provide individuals with lasting pain relief.
Treatments offered for treating different types and degrees of pain are –
- Medication Management – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
are often the first approach to pain management. This may include over-the-counter
as well as ibuprofen, even prescription-strength narcotics.
- Minimally Invasive Pain Treatments – These treatments involve epidural
injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation etc. These are outpatient
procedures that allow quicker relief, faster recovery and long term results.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections – These are injections using the
person’s own cells to reduce inflammation and repair injury. This
treatment speeds healing and treats the underlying cause of pain. This
system uses incorporates the benefits of cold to block pain by targeting nerves.