Pain is an unpleasant sensation your body uses to let you know something is wrong. The pain gives your body an opportunity to react and prevent further damage.
But pain isn’t always cut and dry with a known cause and effect, which may impede your efforts at finding an effective treatment to help you get relief. And when you suffer from chronic pain, the prolonged discomfort may affect your physical, emotional, and social well-being.
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, our pain-management specialist, Dr. Trace Alexander, understands how acute and chronic pain affects your health and well-being. He knows many people suffer for a long time before seeking help from medical pain management.
To stop the prolonged suffering, we want you to know when you should consider medical pain management for your pain.
When to consider medical pain management
When it comes to pain, it’s better to get help sooner rather than later. While there’s no rule or recommendation for when you need a specialist in pain management, there are some guidelines to follow that may help you in your decision-making process.
You should consider medical pain management if your pain is:
- Severe or chronic (lasts longer than three months)
- Getting worse instead of better
- Not improving with other treatments
- Affecting your mobility
- Causing other health issues such as depression or anxiety
We also recommend you seek medical pain management for acute pain conditions, like joint pain or an injury. Getting help for your pain during the early stages may prevent a chronic pain condition.
Why you need medical pain management
Even if you suffer from one or more of the pain issues described above, you may still wonder why you need medical pain management. After all, your primary care provider can treat pain too, right?
Yes and no. We take pain management a little bit further than your primary care provider. When you come in for a pain consultation, our goal is to find the root cause of your pain. Knowing the cause of your pain ensures you get the most effective treatment.
Additionally, our pain management treatments focus on more than just reducing your pain. We provide treatments that support your body’s natural healing process.
The only way to get long-term relief from your pain, whether acute or chronic, is to ensure proper healing of the injured or diseased tissue causing your pain.
Multimodal approach to pain
Like your pain, treatment for your pain condition isn’t cut and dry either. We take a multimodal approach to pain management, offering traditional medical treatments and alternative therapies.
Some of the pain management treatments we offer include:
- Pain medication
- Trigger point injections
- Joint injections
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
- Regenerative medicine
We also carry SOTA CBD Relief, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that contains high-grade cannabidiol (CBD) and curcumin, as well as black pepper extract to improve absorption.
There’s no right or wrong time to consider medical pain management. But getting the right care early on may prevent your pain from turning into a prolonged, life-altering problem.
We can help you gain control over your pain. Call one of our offices in Addison or Plano, Texas, or book online.