Back Pain Information
Back pain can be debilitating and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Often back pain is temporary and can be treated quickly. A chronic condition is defined as back pain that lasts two months or longer. Chronic back pain does not necessarily result from illness or injury. Constant and reoccurring pain can indicate an issue with the brain’s pain center. Patients suffering from chronic pain should consult with a pain management specialist and learn about potential treatment options to alleviate the symptoms and suffering.
Pain Management Explained
Having to learn how to live with chronic pain is a thing of the past. Modern medicine provides treatment options which can help to alleviate and even eliminate pain. Not treating and ignoring pain can exacerbate the suffering and can extend the length of the treatment. Consult a specialist in a to address the underlying condition and to come up with an optimal treatment plan.
Goals of Pain Management
Pain management for back pain has several goals:
- Identify the cause
- Restore function
- Alleviate pain
- Facilitate recovery from the injury, surgery, or disease
- Correct secondary consequences of pain
- Prevent future pain
The pain management approach is tailored to your specific goals and needs.
Managing Back Pain
At Cayman Neurology & Pain Management, we employ a number of methods to allow patients to manage their pain. Options for treatment include:
- Nerve Blocks
- Pain Medication
The use of each technique is based on each patient’s medical needs. Some patients respond to certain treatments, while others respond to a combination of methods. Our team of pain management experts will work with you to ensure that you receive relief from your back pain.
For information regarding the treatment of back pain or to discuss pain management options, speak with a member of the Cayman Neurology & Pain Management team today.