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What is chronic pain management?

Managing Chronic Pain

Any injury that has developed into lingering pain is described as chronic pain. Chronic pain can last more than 6 months. Chronic pain can affect every aspect of ones life, as well as their mental health. Common chronic pain complaints include low back pain, arthritis pain, and nerve pain. Your doctor will develop a pain management plan just for you that will help manage and reduce your pain. Some pain management techniques can include Exercise. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic injections…

What are the types of pain?

Types of Pain

  • Acute Pain and Chronic Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Psychogenic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Chronic Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Pain caused by injury or an underlying condition is often a signal to the body that something is wrong. Acute pain is short term; while chronic pain lingers for long periods. Chronic pain untreated can worsen overtime. An injury at work, in the gym, or car accident could of been the catalyst to an invisible injury causing serious body damage and pain. Such injuries may include whiplash injury, a muscle strain injury, sports sprain, sciatica, injuries to the back, neck, shoulders, knees, and joints.

Our job at Skyline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be to determine the type of pain your experiencing and what’s causing it. Is it chronic vs. acute? Is it Musculoskeletal pain that targets the muscles, ligaments and tendons, or bones. What are your symptoms? The doctor will do a full examination, order blood tests or X-rays in order to determine the cause, and create a pain management plan that will reduce or eliminate your pain.

What are symptoms of chronic pain?

Symptoms of Pain

Chronic pain can rage from mild to moderate, to severe. Chronic pain can cause restricted mobility, anxiety, depression, and just an overall reduced quality of life.

Other symptoms that can accompany chronic pain include:

  • Stiff muscles
  • Weakness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Chronic headaches
  • Nerve pain
  • Numbness and pain
  • Low back pain
  • Pins & needles
  • Burning feeling
What question will my doctor ask me about my pain?

Seeing the pain management specialist for the first time is almost like an interview. The doctor will want to know your history, conduct a physical exam and order tests (X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans). The doctor will ask questions on exactly what your feeling physically. Once the doctor has a clear idea of whats ailing you he will then come up with a treatment plain specific to your condition.

Question a pain management doctor will ask on the initial assessment:

  • How long you’ve had the pain?
  • How often does your pain occur?
  • What brought on your pain?
  • What movements make your pain better or worse
  • Where do you feel the pain?
  • When do you feel pain?
What kind of doctor do I need to treat my pain?

Choosing Your Healthcare Provider

Your choice in a pain management specialist requires you to feel comfortable. You need an advocate that will give you the psychological support, pain management care; giving you the reassurance that your pain does not have to control you life.

Take Dr. Michael Monfett, a specialized pain physician, at Skyline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Monfett has the training and experience to help patients with their pain problems. Dr. Michael Monfett, MD is a board certified, physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, sports medicine pain management, and more.

Dr. Monfett Specialty Focus Includes: Pain, Back problems, Back pain, Spine condition, and Neck pain.

“Or mission at Skyline PMR is to get our patient moving,” Dr. Monfett. “It’s so rewarding helping a patient suffering a painful condition get the quality of their life back.”

What is the best treatment for pain?

Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Treatment options for chronic pain vary. The pain management approach treats the mind and body. Pain management includes: physical therapy exercises that include range of motion, stretches, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning.

Therapeutic Injections for Pain Management

There are also interventional techniques that involve therapeutic injections into painful muscles, called trigger point injections. There are epidural injections for neck pain, arm pain, back pain and leg pain. The Facet joint block that allows movement of the neck and back.

Skyline PMR Procedures Include:

  • Peripheral Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Denervations
  • Intra-articular Facet Joint Steroid Injections
  • Facet Cyst Ruptures
  • Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Examinations
  • Botox Injections for Migraines
  • Physical Therapy
Getting started

Hope this FAQs pain management guidelines addressed any questions you may have regarding pain, their underlining causes, conditions and treatments available.

Are you ready to take control of your life pain free? schedule an appointment with a board certified New York pain management doctor today to get started. Call: (212) 797-1200. Skyline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is now accepting new patients.

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