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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Overview)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle.


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What is pain management?

What is pain management?

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
1,444 doctors shared insights

Pain Management (Overview)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle.


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How good is pain management anyway?

How good is pain management anyway?

Pain management: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... It's effective for many painful conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Pain management (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What can they do in pain management?

What can they do in pain management?

Pain Management: Comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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What to recommend for pain management?

What to recommend for pain management?

Depends: The first decision to be made typically is to better understand the cause of the underlying pain. Without an accurate diagnosis, treating the pain will be futile. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What will pain management do to help me?

Improvements: Usually, pain is a sort term issue and resolves once the injury has healed. Unfortunately this sometimes does not happen and pain persists for months or years. Pain management is more that using opioids (good for short term but may be a problem long term). Pain management experts can help you get through the hard times and use multiple management techniques (ie physician therapy, psych, etc). ...Read more

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What should I expect from pain management?

What should I expect from pain management?

A useful consult.: You should expect someone to help you understand the cause of your pain, what the options are to deal/treat the pain and realistic expectations. What you should not expect is for someone to get you started on an addiction to a powerful narcotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Pain management (Tip)

It's a myth that: all pain management involves use of medications. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What is "interventional pain management" ?

Pain specialists.: American society of interventional pain physicians defines interventional pain management as a "discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis/treatment of pain disorders." interventional pain medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach, in which a team of health care professionals works together, providing a full range of treatments/services for patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain. ...Read more

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What if i test negative for pain management?

Not clear: It isn't clear to me what you are asking? Are you asking if you test negative for controlled substances in your system? Depends on what you are being prescribed and your adherence to the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Pain management (Tip)

True pain management docs use multiple modalities and usually try to avoid opioid meds until last. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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What happens at a pain management appointment?

Pain Eval: Like any medical encounter a full history and physical examination is performed to evaluate your complaints. The quality, intensity, relieving and exacerbating factors are important to elicit. Both successful and less successful treatments will be reviewed. Your functional status and goals will be assessed. Chronic pain is usually not fully eliminated, but any reduction can improve your life. ...Read more

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Is pain management covered by health insurance?

Is pain management covered by health insurance?

Horse's mouth: Always best to get it straight from the horse's mouth. Call your health insurance and check out your coverage. ...Read more

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Pain management (Tip)

Use your pain meds as directed. Make sure that you have a good pain management team. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more