Pain has a knock-on effect on your physical and mental health. So, it’s important to address it early on to prevent deterioration.
A Study By The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Revealed That Chronic Pain Affects Around 20% Of U.S. Adults.
Being in constant physical pain is debilitating and stressful. It affects your ability to go about your daily life, and your general health and well-being.
Back pain, sciatica, and neck and shoulder pain are all common conditions that are often affected by our work and lifestyle. Pain management doctors can assess your pain, rule out serious underlying causes, and put in a treatment plan to keep you moving, reduce your pain, and in some cases reduce dependence on over-the-counter painkillers.
Here are some common conditions handled by pain management doctors.
Neck And Shoulder Pain
We’re a nation of smartphone users. Many of us work for hours sitting at our desks, and our posture suffers as a result. Young people are also increasingly affected by this pain that was previously mostly associated with older patients.
The common causes of back pain differ from those of neck and shoulder pain.
Whether your knee pain is a result of a sports injury, or if you have arthritis, the same general rules apply for knee pain relief:
Here At Westchester Medical Healthcare
Our board-certified anesthesiologist devoteshis time to the treatment of chronic pain. He will assist you in both managing your immediate pain, and, once the cause of your pain has been determined, we will put into action an effective course of treatment so that you can keep moving and improve your overall well-being.
Depending on the cause of your pain, treatment options may include:
We also treat chronic pain with a variety of pain medicines, such as anti-inflammatory medicines and muscle relaxants.
We do not use opioids as part of our pain management programs. America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and men in the Bronx are over 50% more likely to die of opioid overdose than the average man in the U.S. There are effective alternatives.
Physical therapy, acupuncture, and surgical treatment options are also available through a referral within the group.