Pain Management From Advanced Pain Management and Rehab
Living with chronic pain is not easy. It becomes especially difficult if the pain begins to interfere with your daily life. Prescription pain medication can be prescribed by your medical doctor; however, there are risks associated with pain medication. First, most pain medications are highly addictive. Also, many pain medications can make you feel groggy; making it difficult to function during the day. Fortunately, there are other pain management treatments available that have no underlying risks.
If you had a failed back surgery or if you are suffering from neck or back pain due to something else, there are certain types of injections that can help with the pain. Most of these injections are long lasting which makes them a great long term solution. After evaluating your case, our anesthesiologist will discuss your condition and recommend what treatment options he feels would be most beneficial to you. The common injections for back pain relief include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Selective nerve root block (SNRB)
- Facet joint block
- Sacroiliac joint block
Spinal decompression is a great non-surgical treatment for back pain. The procedure is performed by a chiropractor, and they would gently stretch the spine. This would change the force and the position of the spine. When the pressure is taken off the spinal discs, it can relieve the pain. This chiropractic procedure is used to treat the following conditions:
- Bulging discs or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Diseased or injured spinal nerve roots
Many people who suffer from back pain find great relief through physical rehabilitation. During your treatment sessions, the physical therapist will work to help you restore movement in your back. The exercises used will strengthen the muscles in your back which can treat your back pain effectively.
Massage is a very effective treatment for back pain, and it is often used in conjunction with other treatment methods. Massage can work out spasms and irritation which can improve your range of motion. If your pain is due to osteoarthritis, massage can improve your circulation and reduce stress and muscle tension.
Therapeutic ultrasound is often used to treat chronic lower back pain. This treatment uses vibration to deliver heat energy to various parts of your lower back. Not only will this procedure reduce your pain, but it will also speed up the healing process.
Call Our Chiropractor Today!
If you are suffering from chronic back pain, you should schedule an appointment with Advanced Pain Management and Rehab. We offer pain management services to patients in the Williamsport and Lycoming County areas. During your consultation, we would perform a complete exam and use your medical history to create the best treatment plan for your particular condition. In most cases, you will start feeling some chronic pain relief after your first visit.