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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
1,459 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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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

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 Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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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

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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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a 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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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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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is 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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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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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

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

Don't just turn to narcotics for long term pain management. There are many other options. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What to expect at a pain management appointment?

Expectations: The best pain groups will 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 options. ...Read more

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What is pain management? Who specializes in this?

Specialized field: In order to be a board certified pain management specialist you must have completed an internship then a residency in anesthesiology / physical medicine and rehab / or neurology and psychiatry. You must be board certified by the american board of medical specialties in one of these fields then complete a fellowship in pain management, and pass the pain boards. Demand this from ur doctor. ...Read more

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Pain management (Tip)

Relaxation techniques can play a significant role in pain management. Perception plays a big role. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What do they do when you go in for pain management?

What do they do when you go in for pain management?

Pain Management: The best pain groups will 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 is the technical definition of pain management?

Pain Management: The pain provider will 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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Pain management (Tip)

Would you refer me to one? May I get an opinion from a specialist in pain management? ...See more

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How easy is it to get pain management for my back?

Pain Center: You can look for an multi-disciplinary pain center close to you. ...Read more

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Can someone recommend a good pain management method?

Treatment v Mgmt: This is a very general questions, so the answer must be general. There are many ways to manage pain-ie 'cover up' pain or make it liveable; meds, tens units, many types of physical therapy, psychotherapy, & on & on. Treating pain with an effort to diagnose the cause & cure it is entirely different. Many causes missed by traditional docs may be found and fully resolved by osteopathic medical treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what will pain management do for me?

Pain Management: The group or pain provider will 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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Pain management (Tip)

Chronic headaches might be related to myofascial pain and TMJ syndrome. ...See more

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What are helpful recommendations for better pain management?

Pain tips: Practices that offer a comprehensive approach are the best. This means the practice support comprehensively addressing the history of your chronic pain condition, reviewing diagnostic tests and or order new ones, performing a detailed pertinent physical examination, then designing an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

Can we use tms (trans magnitic stimulation) for pain management?

Definitely: There have been very impressive results using tms in patients coming out of bariatric surgery. This was a double blinded-sham controlled study and it was repeated so it is very rigorous. People with active tms self-administered about 50% less narcotic from a pain pump than those with sham (fake) treatment. Without a doubt, tms works for certain types of pain and it is being explored for others. ...Read more

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Pain management (Tip)

Much pain can be managed without opiate narcotics. See an expert in the field. ...See more

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How do I know if the pain is bad enough to need pain management?

When pain unbearable: When the pain interferes with your daily routine (social, work, home, sleep), and simple measures (exercise, physical therapy, medication) are not giving enough relief. If that is your situation, discuss the problem with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Will I need to have a diagnosis to go to a pain management center?

Diagnosis: You just have to have the pain. The pain doc will diagnose and treat the pain eventually with the help of other specialists, part of your team that will develop a plan and a strategy to eliminate the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Zoey Goore Dr. Goore
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Pain management (Tip)

Ibuprofen is more effective for tonsillectomy pain than tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine. Safer too! ...See more

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Is a disease that is only treated as "pain management" often terminal?

No: There are many other conditions that a pain specialist can help with, including chronic back pain and complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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


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