Pain management is a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating and controlling pain. It uses a multi-pronged and individualized treatment plan to coordinate safe and effective options that can address the physical, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of pain. In a balanced approach to pain management, people with pain, along with their family members and caregivers, learn to manage the pain in safe, effective, responsible and healthy ways to improve or maintain their overall well-being.
Components of a balanced pain management plan may include:
minimally-invasive injection-based therapy
physical therapy and rehabilitation
other complementary approaches
It is important that individuals afflicted with pain know that they will have to be active participants in their journey from being a patient to a functional person all with the assistance of their support network. Balanced pain management means a team approach to ensure that people with pain can improvIt is important that individuals afflicted with pain know that they will have to be active participants in their journey from being a patient to a functional person
__ all with the assistance of their support network. Balanced pain management means a team approach to ensure that people with pain can improve their quality of life, increase function and reduce suffering.
What type of training does a pain management doctor have?n treating pain. Our physician has special certification in pain medicine through the Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSP). The ISSP is a national body of Indian pain Physicians, It is an Indian chapter of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain). Our Physician is Fellow of Indian Academy of Pain Medicine (FIAPM) the academy of ISSP.
A: Finding the cause of pain can be very intricate and could take a long time. Pain Management involves multidisciplinary focus on designing treatments to achieve each patients top level of function. Our Pain Management specialists are highly trained to treat the following conditions:
Back Pain Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Radiculopathy Disc Herniation General Pain Management Neck Pain Sciatic Pain
There are various treatments available for the spine and pain problems. Until now main treatment available were medicines or surgery in India. Now the newer techniques and advanced minimally invasive Interventional procedure are available for the Spine and pain problems. These procedures are something more than medicines and minimally invasive than open surgery.
According to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), interventional pain management is a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders."
Interventional pain medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, to provide a full range of treatments and services for patients suffering from chronic and/or acute pain.
Our balanced approach also includes the use of medications, physical therapy, and self-management techniques with the goal of improving your function and quality of life as well as reducing your pain.
We utilize interventional approaches (injections under image guidance) when appropriate to diagnose and treat painful conditions. For a full list of the conditions we treat, please visit our Pain Types section.
Diagnostic injections require precise placement of specific pain medications at the structures that are suspected to cause pain. These procedures require specialized techniques and imaging equipment to assure pinpoint accuracy and safety, and are performed in state-of-the-art, sterile fluoroscopy suites to provide appropriate safeguards.
In addition, we provide surgical interventions if appropriate and indicated such as spinal cord stimulators, percutaneous disc decompression, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, and intrathecal pump therapy.
Sometimes we may enlist the help of a pain psychologist to better assist with the psychological impacts of being in chronic pain.
Sometimes, but it can take time to check with your insurance carrier and secure authorization before scheduling the procedure. The pain clinic staff will work as quickly and efficiently as possible so that you can have your procedures in a timely manner. You can help this process by making sure that your insurance information is updated
Your stomach must be empty for the procedure, since anxiety and sedation can cause some people to be nauseous. Please don't eat for 4 hours before your appointment. However, you can take your usual medications with sips of water.
Yes. It is very important to notify the physician that is prescribing the blood thinners that you are going to have a procedure. This doctor will instruct you about when to stop taking the medication. Sometimes your blood will be checked on the day of the procedure to make sure it is okay to proceed.
The vast majority of the procedure will take place under fluoroscopic guidance, which is a way to use low intensity X-rays to show the outlines of bone structures. Your doctor knows where the needles need to be in relation to these structures and will even use a very small amount of dye to confirm that the medications are flowing precisely to where they need to go in order to achieve a good result.
Plan to relax for the rest of the day. If you receive a steroid injection you may be uncomfortable until the medicine begins to take effect (1 2 days). If your doctor used local anesthetic to block nerves, such as facet joint nerves, the local medicine will wear off in about 4-6 hours. Generally, it is safe to resume your normal activities the next day, including going to work.