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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 the technical definition of pain management?

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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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 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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Pain Management (Tip)

Pain Management

True pain management docs use multiple modalities and usually try to avoid opioid meds until last. ...See 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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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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Pain Management (Tip)

Pain Management

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

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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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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)

Pain Management

Dont just turn to narcotics for long term pain management. There are many other options. ...See more

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What is pain management?

In this letter link: http://www.asipp.org/documents/sent-lettertobrucebodakenceoblueshieldofcaliforniareepiduralsteroidinjections222012.pdf. ...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


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