Chronic pain takes many forms, and each of them can cause long-term misery. The good news is that chronic pain doesn’t have to drag you down any longer. At the Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York, locations of Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management, chronic pain sufferers can get the help they need, including options like medication management and medical marijuana. Use the online booking button or schedule by phone today.
There are many different causes of chronic pain. Back pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and many other kinds of pain can begin as acute (short-term) pain and turn into chronic (long-term or permanent) pain. Chronic pain may begin when you’re in an accident or otherwise injured, or it can develop gradually over time, in cases like arthritis.
Your doctor at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management evaluates chronic pain in several ways. Your input is vital in evaluating chronic pain properly, and your doctor may ask you to keep a pain diary. In this diary, you’ll note your episodes of pain, including duration and intensity. Your doctor uses this information, along with a physical exam and imaging tests, to determine the right path for your chronic pain management.
Chronic pain management is unique to each individual. Your doctor works with you to find a solution that’s appropriate for long-term use. One of the most effective solutions for chronic pain sufferers can be medical marijuana. This treatment option is always closely monitored by your pain management doctor, and adjustments are possible if needed.
If you need medication, your Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management doctor can undertake medication management for you. This typically includes regular visits to one of the Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management locations so your doctor can check in with you to ensure that the medication regimen is working like as should.
Depending on the type of chronic pain you’re dealing with, healing may be possible. Platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy can heal an injury, in some cases, so you don’t have to rely on medication or other treatments. Platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy use your body’s innate healing ability to relieve pain and, in the case of stem cell therapy, to regenerate damaged tissue.
Use the online booking tool or call the Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management office to schedule your chronic pain consultation today.