01 May What’s a Pain Clinic?
A “pain clinic” is a colloquial term for a medical office that specializes in pain relief and management. At Integrated Pain Consultants, conservative and alternative options are prioritized. Not all pain clinics are the same. Some push for prescription drugs, such as opioids, as the primary option for pain relief. In some cases, prescription drugs are the best approach, such as those suffering from acute and short-term injuries (i.e., surgery recovery). However, prescription drugs can be dangerous and addictive. There are many safer, more natural alternatives available.
Pain Clinic Helps Diagnose and Treat Your Pain
Integrated Pain Consultants take a holistic approach to well-being and pain management. In many cases, the goal isn’t to be “pain-free.” That can be impossible without becoming dependent on prescription drugs. Instead, a pain clinic should put a patient’s safety and health first. Pain management is often the goal, which provides options to a person who wants to lessen their pain in order to avoid giving up their job and hobbies.
Pain Management Approaches
The best pain management approach depends on the patient, the injury, and their goals. In many cases, it requires a cadre of specialists and the treatment can change in the future. Integrated Pain Consultants works with the patient and offers a rich variety of treatment plans that may include epidural injections, medial branch block injections to check for the candidacy of radiofrequency treatment, platelet-rich plasma injections, kyphoplasty, and much more.
Who Treats Pain
It’s common for a patient to see a general physician, urgent care, or even the emergency room and be referred to a pain clinic. Managing pain is critical to a full life. We live in a society where long lifespans are common, yet diseases from diabetes to obesity can make life painful and challenging. It’s important to balance pain management with treatments that are safe and effective. This is especially critical for chronic pain sufferers who need a lifelong solution.
Get Evaluated by Integrated Pain Consultants
A pain clinic specializes in pain management, decreasing pain, and in some cases treating both the symptom and the cause. If you’re in pain and looking for a holistic pain management plan, contact Integrated Pain Consultants today for your consultation. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.