Pain management is a technique that is used to help improve the lives of people living with pain. The most common method of treatment is the administration of pain relievers.
Pain relievers provide relief although the effects may be short-lived and other doses of the drug may be taken. However, the staff at the Pain Management Clinic have developed other methods that do not require the use of medication and are effective.
Here are some methods that can be used.
This method of pain management involves the use of needles. The needles are inserted into specific parts of the body, causing therapeutic pain relief.
Medical staff understand that the brain plays a crucial role in pain masking, so they are specially trained to deliver cognitive behavioral therapy to patients with chronic pain.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective in managing headaches, musculoskeletal and abdominal pain. Behavioral therapy helps change a patient's mood so that they are able to mask pain and the benefits are long lasting compared to treatment using medication.
Hypnosis has been found to have a positive effect on chronic pain. A suffering patient can be hypnotized and will be in a better state of mind to deal with the pain.
Massage therapy can relax the brain by causing it to release hormones that can mask pain. The release of such chemicals changes a patient's mood, allowing him to live a less troublesome life.
The above procedures are not used as a substitute for prescription pain management medications, but can be used in conjunction with drug therapy for best results.
For example, a patient suffering from chronic pain may be prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants and, at the same time, undergo cognitive behavioral training.
A combination of two treatments is helpful because it addresses the chemical aspect and at the same time addresses the pain from the psychological side.
Pain management techniques are continually being improved as there have been widespread reports of inadequate treatment for cancer patients, in emergency departments and intensive care units.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been pushing for healthcare professionals to correctly administer pain management to patients suffering from chronic pain, as painkillers and pain management are inexpensive and make people suffer.
As you know, pain experienced in different areas of the body is caused by different conditions. It also requires different treatment options and procedures.
The doctors at Pain Physicians NY are dedicated to making sure that any problems you experience will go away in no time.
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