Pain management is a multi-disciplinary approach to managing your pain. If you experience chronic pain, you may benefit from a combination of physical therapy, therapeutic modalities, prescription medication, and/or interventional pain management consisting of steroid injections.
To make it easy, we offer all of these pain management options at Advanced Orthopaedic Centers. To diagnose the source of your pain, our pain management specialist will assess your condition and develop a treatment plan targeting the source of the discomfort.
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With this multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to manage complex and difficult pain conditions. During the treatment plan, your physician performs targeted procedures to alleviate your pain. The Pain Management physician’s role includes: serving as a consultant to other physicians while directing the multi-disciplinary treatment plan, counseling patients and families, prescribing and supervising rehabilitative and behavioral health services, as well as recommending and prescribing medications useful in the treatment of chronic pain.
If necessary to help treat your condition, the Pain Management physician may also recommend a series of steroid injections. If so, the Pain Management physician will determine and explain which specific procedure might be best for you. Throughout your pain management plan, your physician will be there to answer questions and offer guidance to help you towards living pain-free.
Epidural stimulators are placed internally through a needle in the back in a fashion similar to the administration of an epidural. The stimulator is passed down the tube of the epidural into the spine under general anesthesia and the device’s generator is deposited under the skin. Batteries must be surgically replaced every three to five years.