You don’t have to live with chronic aches and pains
Chronic illness or pain can make everyday life miserable and even special occasions less enjoyable. Pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical attention. If you suffer from pain there’s hope and healing that can come from the proper diagnosis and care. Our pain management team will help prescribe the right treatment to provide you with relief.
- In the last 10 years, we’ve made substantial efforts to increase opioid safety and approach pain management more holistically. Our latest partnership with CO*RE REMS will ensure every Adventist Health provider is certified as a safe opioid prescriber. Learn about what we are doing to increase opioid safety.
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- Studies have shown that chronic pain increases your risk of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, and vice versa. Fortunately, many treatments can effectively reduce pain and mental health symptoms at the same time. Read more about the connection between pain and mental health.
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- Although prescription pain medicines can be useful for some, you may want to start with over-the-counter or at-home treatment options. Consider these alternatives to prescription pain medications.
What is pain management?
Pain management takes many forms. Some patients only need simple exercise and help with diet. Others may need surgery. Treatment depends on how bad the pain is, how long you’ve had it and what kind of treatments have worked in the past. Pain management specialists are trained to identify the root cause of your pain so they can offer more direct and effective treatments.
Some common conditions we treat include:
- Spinal disorder
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Chronic headache
- Sports-related injuries
- Musculoskeletal disorder
- EMG/NCS (electromyogram/nerve conduction study) follow-up
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Peripheral nerve pain
Treatments for these conditions may include a combination of medication, in-office steroid injections and surgery. We explore less invasive treatments before recommending surgery.
In most cases, a patient only needs surgery when physical therapy and other noninvasive treatments have failed to alleviate the pain. Whatever your treatment requires, are team will work closely with you to create an effective program personalized to you and your pain.