Pain is one of the most common reasons a patient sees a doctor. Everyone experiences some type of pain in their lifetime. Sometimes, pain can persist and become a chronic medical condition, which requires care from a healthcare provider to help manage and treat the problem.
If you are experiencing pain and need help, we are here for you. At HonorHealth, we go beyond to offer a team-based approach. We look at opportunities to improve your overall wellness, based on what’s important to you, to help you get back to living your best life.
What is a pain management?
Pain management is a specialty of medicine. A pain management provider specializes in identifying the cause of your pain, then treating it using the most innovative techniques available. Everyone’s pain is different. Sometimes, your provider can treat the pain and get rid of it completely. Other times, the pain cannot be completely treated, but rather, reduced to a level that is more manageable.
What types of conditions do you treat?
Pain providers are trained to identify and treat many conditions. They work closely with your other providers to make sure you get the most in-depth care. Some of the conditions treated include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Hip, knee and shoulder pain
- Muscle pain
- Nerve pain
- Abdominal and pelvic pain
What kind of interventions/techniques are used?
There are many ways to treat pain. Given that everyone’s pain is different, your provider will come up with a plan made just for you that focuses on treating your specific type of pain. Often, they may choose to use multiple therapies for treatment. Some of these include:
- Trigger point injections
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Radiofrequency ablations
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Nerve blocks
- Hip, knee and shoulder joint injections
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections
- Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
- Acupuncture and massage therapy
- Implantable devices