How does pain management promote healing?
Pain is important because it tells you something is wrong inside your body. But that doesn’t mean you should put up with ongoing pain. In fact, it’s essential to control your pain, not only for your well-being but also because long-lasting pain affects your health.
Ongoing pain slows healing and delays your recovery if you’re in too much pain to participate in physical therapy. Pain changes your central nervous system, increasing your pain by making your nerves more sensitive. You also need enough sleep to support healing, which won’t happen if you’re in pain.
Schedule an appointment for pain management when your pain:
- Doesn’t improve or worsens
- Disrupts your daily life
- Limits your mobility
- Interferes with your sleep
Most importantly, don’t put off getting help from the specialists at North Valley Orthopedic Institute.
What conditions often need pain management?
The North Valley Orthopedic Institute team specializes in nonsurgical pain management for neck and back pain, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and arthritis.
However, they provide pain management for acute (sudden) and chronic (long-lasting) pain arising from any orthopedic injury or disease. A few examples include tendonitis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and broken bones.
The team also provides pain management for sacroiliac joint problems. The sacroiliac joints connect each hip to your lower spine.
When these joints are inflamed, they can cause hip pain, but they’re more likely to cause chronic lower back pain. A sacroiliac joint injection can reduce the inflammation and relieve your pain.
What are pain management treatments?
North Valley Orthopedic Institute offers many pain management treatments. A few examples include:
- Joint injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Cortisol injections
- Trigger point injections
- Local anesthetic injections
- Medication management
- Physical therapy
The team spends time getting to know you and learning about your concerns. They perform an evaluation and diagnostic imaging to identify the root cause of your pain. Then they discuss your diagnosis and work closely with you to create a personalized pain management plan.
Does pain management include surgery?
Pain management is crucial before, during, and after surgery. The team uses medications and injections before surgery that dramatically reduce your pain immediately after your procedure. They also closely follow you during your recovery and rehabilitation to ensure you have the best possible pain relief.
North Valley Orthopedic Institute provides the highest quality pain management. Call the nearest office or use online booking today to begin receiving individualized care.