Chronic pain can impact your quality of life substantially and prevent you from carrying out your daily activities or your professional duties effectively. In addition, continuing pain can increase stress levels quite dramatically. Whether the pain arises from ailments such as chronic back pain or from an injury or fracture, it is very important for you to learn and implement effective pain management techniques to regain control of your life.
Pain Management Treatment Methods
Your physician may recommend any of the following common pain management treatments or use a combination of them to address your problems. It is important to adopt any of these only after you consult with your doctor because the treatment differs depending on the cause of the pain.
- Drug Therapy: Over-the-counter medications are available for instant and long term pain relief, as well as topical pain relief medications that are often used without medical advice. However for chronic pain, your physician may recommend stronger medications after carrying out a physical examination to determine the underlying cause.
- Trigger point injections: When the pain is caused by painful areas of muscles that do not relax, trigger point injections may be recommended by the physician. A local anesthetic is be injected into the area by your doctor to numb the trigger point, thus alleviating the pain.
- Exercise: It might seem to be a unlikely solution to pain, but the right kind of exercise done in the right measure can actually relieve pain, especially if it has been caused by sports related injuries. Physicians specializing in sports medicine and sports injury rehabilitation can tell you exactly how to pace your exercising to achieve results and also guide you on the exercises that are safe for you.
Interested in Learning More About Treatments for Pain Management? Contact The Orthopaedic Center of Tulsa.
For more information about pain management treatments or any of the other treatments we offer, contact The Orthopaedic Center of Tulsa today. Our offices are located in South Tulsa, Midtown Tulsa, and at the Cushing- Cimarron Healthcare center and we can be reached directly at 918.582.6800. We look forward to hearing from you soon.