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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
1,412 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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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

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?

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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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