What is pain management?
Pain management services at Naperville Internist focus on relieving chronic pain from injuries or disease and keeping patients physically active.
Dr. Marwaha and the medical team customize pain management plans that meets patient’s individual needs. They can address chronic pain that originates from diseases like:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain management services are also available to treat pain from musculoskeletal injuries and overly tight or knotted muscles (trigger points).
What treatments are used for pain management?
Dr. Marwaha and the team use a variety of advanced techniques in the office. Depending on the condition and the location and severity of pain, patients may benefit from:
Pain injections deliver anesthetic medications directly into the affected joint or injured muscle to interfere with pain signals that travel to the brain.
Steroid injections contain anti-inflammatory medications to reduce chronic inflammation that contributes to pain.
Trigger point injections
Trigger point injections use a dry needle that goes directly into areas of overly tight muscles to release tension and reduce persistent muscular pain.
Regenerative medicine is used for pain relief and to promote healing in the body. Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells stimulate the body to produce new, healthy cells to replace damaged ones.
By addressing the root cause of pain, regenerative therapies ensure long-term pain relief and an increase in your mobility.
When should I consider pain management services?
Pain management services are beneficial for those who are living with chronic pain that’s not treatable with conservative approaches, such as physical therapy, over-the-counter medications, and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Marwaha and the medical team can determine if pain management services are right for you by reviewing your medical history and current health. They customize a treatment plan using one or more pain management techniques and carefully monitor the progress of your treatment.
In addition to pain-relieving injections, patients may benefit from nutritional counseling and weight loss services to reduce unnecessary pressure on the joints. The physicians also work with patients on lifestyle changes to reduce their risk for painful injuries or conditions like arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you can’t find relief for chronic pain with your current treatment, schedule a pain management consultation at Naperville Internist online or by phone today.