• Lockhart Kearns posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Most folks who’ve had to see a loved one or friend spend many an agonizing hour in the hospital would agree that no patient deserves to have problems with pain, especially from chronic pain. Whether chronic or acute, pain is something which distresses those afflicted by it, often interfering in their daily activities and ruining their sleep. Pain management programs incorporate several modalities found in tandem with one another and which range from massages to the surgical insertion of electrotherapy devices.

    Pain management programs are employed in the treating a multiplicity of pain types including:

    o Back pain

    o Neck pain

    o Myofacial pain

    o Cancer pain

    o Neuropathic pain

    o Headaches

    o Pain that follows a surgery

    o Pediatric pain

    Pain management programs are fond of enhancing the physical, social and psychological functioning of the individual. Advanced MMC should be wise in choosing the right program from the right pain management clinic to get maximum benefit. The first step in choosing the suitable program is finding a suitable clinic near your home and which has a separate, specialized pain management section. The section should include such doctors as neurologists, psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, and nurses; and these professionals ought to be well-versed in the pain management techniques. This program also needs to offer features such as counseling for both the patient and his family, facilities for exercise training, and follow-up services.

    The techniques used in pain management programs can be non-invasive or invasive. Common among the non-invasive methods of managing pain are manual methods (like osteopathy and chiropractics), exercise, use of narcotic medications and analgesics, electrotherapy and cognitive therapy. Invasive methods include radiofrequency radio ablations, prolotherapy, and medications.

    Pain management programs offered by competent pain management clinics focus on personalized care. After the program has started, the progress created by the individual is reviewed at intervals and changes are made if necessary, to this program of care. The reality is a particular pain management program may sometimes initially not work for a patient. Though results can not be expected overnight, once the patient has found himself the proper approach, the street to recovery wouldn’t be too much off.