Pain Specialist in Mesquite, TX
Are you suffering from pain that has lasted for three months? You might have chronic pain and a pain specialist is what you need. If you are seeking pain management doctor, visit us at our clinic located at 1102 N, Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149. For further guidance and information, contact us or book an appointment.
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Pain management is a combination of approaches that are used to manage pain. This will use a combination of tools including, medications, therapy, injections, and exercise. Pain management will work with all kinds so pain from acute to chronic. Your pain management provider will work with you to find an approach that works best for you. Pain management is about helping people dealing with chronic pain to feel better and to have an improved quality of life.
Chronic pain often cannot be cured but it can be managed. The first point in dealing with chronic pain is to identify the cause and treat it from that point. It isn’t always easy to find the source of the pain to stop it, so management is the only option. Pain management specialists can treat pain in many ways. The approach they take will depend on a few different factors including:
• The cause of the pain if can be determined.
• The type of pain you are experiencing.
• Your age and overall health.
The best approaches to treating chronic pain will involve various medications, therapies, and lifestyle changes. If your chronic pain includes depression and/or anxiety, you will also need treatment for those, as well. Mental health conditions can make chronic pain worse. Mental health problems can lead to fatigue, sleep problems, and decreased activity. All of these can increase the pain you feel.
The biggest reason you would be referred to a pain management clinic is that you are dealing with chronic pain, which has lasted for more than three months. If your pain is having a major impact on your life and daily activities, a referral may be done. You may also be referred without a diagnosis of chronic pain.
The pain management clinic will try to:
• Provide you with education about what is causing your pain
• Give you tools to manage your pain
• Help you improve your daily functioning
• Reduce the symptoms of pain
• Increase confidence
• Give you more control of your condition and your life
The main difference between pain medicine and pain management is their focus. Often, pain medicine is seen as a quick fix for pain. Using it long-term can have some serious consequences. A person can build up immunity to the drugs which can lead to needing toxic levels of the drugs to try and keep the pain at tolerable levels. Acute pain or pain that will go away in a short period of time can easily be treated with medicines. Different strategies work better for chronic pain.
Pain management views pain more like a disease. This approach believes that pain can be relieved through advances in medicine and science. Pain management strategies will focus on identifying the cause or starting location of the pain to lessen its intensity. Pain management will use therapies to keep muscles loose and moving to prevent them from adding to the pain and to help the body move in a more normal fashion that will allow it to move more easily. Pain management will also look at minimally invasive means to block pain signals to the brain that won’t require medication.
The length of time it takes to get to see a pain management specialist after you have been referred will depend on where you live and the availability of pain management specialists. If you are living in the Dallas, TX area, especially around Mesquite, and Frisco Texas. OmniSpine Pain Management Clinic is taking new patients.
Once you are referred your visit with us could happen very quickly. If you want to know more about how we can help, please contact us or book an appointment. We may be able to assist you in getting that referral you need. We also serve our patients from Frisco TX, Mesquite TX, Desoto TX, Dallas TX, Plano TX, Garland TX, and Denton TX.