Chronic Pain Management
Living with chronic pain can diminish your life if you do not have the tools to manage it well. While medication may help to relieve or lower the level of pain, there are alternative ways to keep pain at a minimum. Dr. Michael has implemented various methods of pain management to help patients live more comfortable lives.
Effective management depends on the cause of the pain. In some instances, over-the-counter medication or prescription drugs will be sufficient. Mind/body techniques or non-traditional methods like acupuncture may also be suggested to manage the pain adequately. Chronic pain often requires more than one type of intervention to provide manageable results.
Taking Control of Your Pain
Dealing with chronic pain can be exhausting, and for many people, the pain seems to take over their lives. Dr. Michael can offer you tools and suggestions for taking your life back and effectively managing your pain. Once the source is identified, and the underlying causes are accounted for and being treated, additional techniques can be explored to help you cope.
Alternatives or complements to drug therapy include such techniques as deep breathing, meditation, exercise, physical and occupational therapy, weight loss, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), biofeedback and a wide variety of additional options.
Dr. Michael will discuss the best methods to address the type and severity of the pain you are experiencing. Some conditions that produce chronic pain may respond to a pain management technique for a while, then require a change to keep the pain from returning or intensifying.
It is important to note changes in your pain levels and keep your doctor informed of your progress. You may find that some lifestyle changes may improve your efforts for effective pain management. Physical and mental health are important in managing chronic pain.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael to discover the most effective plan for managing your chronic pain.