Pain Specialist Serving DFW, Frisco and Mesquite TX
Pain management doctors are specialized in evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and preventing several types of pain. You don’t have to worry about your chronic pain conditions now. Our clinics are located in Frisco, TX, and Mesquite, TX. For further guidance and information, contact us or book an appointment.
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Many Americans, up to 100 million, live with chronic pain. This can make it difficult to sleep, concentrate, or do many of the normal daily tasks. It affects energy levels and the overall enjoyment of life. If you deal with pain as part of your life, a pain doctor can help you manage that pain.
Pain can increase depression and anxiety. Pain is often referred to as the “fifth vital sign” because pain can be a strong indicator of what is going on in a person’s health.
A doctor who specializes in pain management is called a pain specialist and is a doctor of osteopathy or a medical doctor who specializes in pain medicine. Pain management specialists have the training to evaluate, diagnose, and treat many kinds of pain. They are also trained in methods to prevent pain.
This specialization allows doctors to diagnose conditions and coordinate treatment while providing ongoing care for patients. They will often work with patients who have chronic pain symptoms lasting more than three months. A pain management specialist understands the physiology of pain. They can do specialized tests that allow them to diagnose complex conditions.
They can prescribe appropriate medications and therapies to treat pain. While opioids can be used for some types of pain, it is not recommended that they are the first form of treatment. There are also minimally invasive procedures that can work to treat the cause of the pain. There are also non-narcotic therapies that can help someone return to normal activities with using opioids.
When you talk to your doctor about your pain, the more precise you can be about your pain the better understanding your doctor will have about what is happening, such as the cause or underlying conditions that can be at play.
One way to share with your doctor about your pain is to be descriptive. Does your pain feel like an ache, shooting pain, or a burning sensation? How does your pain compare to other pain you have had? Describe what your day is like, is the pain milder in the morning and gets worse as the day goes on? Does your pain happen with specific activities? You may also want to talk about how your pain affects how you do things.
Finally, talk about anything that you have done to treat your pain.
If you are dealing with constant pain that seems to affect you most at the worst times. If you feel overbearing pain during your work meetings, when you are shopping, playing with your grandchildren, or if it is keeping you awake, it is probably time to see a pain specialist.
Pain is deemed to be chronic when it lasts more than three months. This includes pain related to illnesses like cancer, nerve pain, pain in the joints or spine, prolonged pain in the abdomen or pelvis, unusual pain in the limbs, or pain after surgery. There is no need to suffer excessively, it can be detrimental to your health. If you are dealing with these issues, it will be very valuable to see a pain specialist.
When dealing with body pain, a physiatrist or a rehabilitation physician is the best choice. They treat conditions and injuries that affect how you move. They diagnose and treat pain that is related to muscles, nerves, and bones. These include neck pain, carpal tunnel, back pain, injuries, pinched nerves, herniated discs, arthritis, and other areas where pain can radiate.
Dr. Andrew Morchower M.D. M.P.H. works with many types of pain and pain management. OmniSpine Pain Management has many options for treating chronic pain and can work with you to find what works best. You can visit us at our clinics located at 947 Scotland Dr #107, Desoto, TX 75115. For further guidance and information, contact us or book an appointment. We also serve our patients from Frisco TX, Mesquite TX, Desoto TX, Dallas TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, and Denton TX.