Livanta Medical Center’s Pain Management Solutions 

 

Pain affects more than 100 million American adults, according to the Institute of Medicine. It can take over your life, preventing you from getting good sleep, eating properly, being active and fully enjoying activities and time with your family. Thankfully, help is available.

Most pain is acute, or temporary, and eventually goes away. In some cases, acute pain can become chronic pain if it lasts three months or more. For example, if surgical pain isn’t treated correctly, the nerves can become hypersensitive and can go on to cause chronic pain. Other common causes of chronic pain are: 


  • Arthritis and Gout
  • Back and neck injury
  • •Migraine headache
  • Fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal pain
  • Shingles




Pain Treatment Options


Livanta Medical Center offers several treatment options to help regain a better quality of life. We understand the challenge you face as you try to cope with the rigors of everyday life while in pain. Out approach to treating your pain include:


  • •Medication: From over-the-counter remedies, such as acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to powerful drugs such as opioids, medications may help ease the pain. Other medications can help too, including antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and steroids. Your physician may suggest a combination of medications that can address different aspects of your pain.

  • Physical therapy: As directed by a physical therapist, specific exercises can help you build up muscle and ease pain.
  • Cortisone Injections: Several joints and tissues can be injected with steroid to help resolve several different types of pain, arthritis, bursitis, and myofascial pain.
  • Botox Injections: Botox is a great solution to complicated pain syndromes localized to the head such as migraine headaches and TMJ.
  • •Lifestyle changes: You can help your pain management efforts by being as healthy as possible. For example, if you smoke, get help so you can stop. Try to maintain a healthy weight to avoid the stress excess weight puts on your joints, resulting in hip and knee pain. Our weight loss program and nutritional specialists can help achieve your weight loss goals.


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Pain Management