Questions About Pain
What is interventional pain management?
Interventional pain management is the discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders with the application of interventional techniques in managing subacute, chronic, persistent, and intractable pain, independently or in conjunction with other modalities of treatments.
Can interventional pain management physiciens find the cause of my pain?
The pain specialists at Commerce Pain Management will do everything in their power to diagnose your source of pain. They are highly trained in methods to determine the underlying cause of pain and treatments to help reduce your pain. They will conduct a comprehensive physical examination, review your medical records and analyze the description of your pain. They will review any x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, myelograms, EMGs or nerve conduction studies you have had and may recommend additional diagnostic studies. With the help of advanced diagnostic procedures, we can typically determine the cause of pain in at least 80% of patients.
Are there psychological effects of chronic pain?
Yes, chronic pain may produce feelings of anger, sadness, hopelessness and even despair. In addition, it can alter one’s personality, disrupt sleep, interfere with work and relationships and even have a profound effect on other family members. It is normal to have psychological problems with pain.
What types of pain problems can be addressed by pain management?
At Commerce Pain Management, our pain specialists can treat a broad range of conditions and injuries that cause pain, from headaches and arthritis to neck and back pain. Learn more about the conditions we treat.
What are some treatments for my pain?
Due to the rapid advances of modern medicine, there are many types of treatments available for pain. The degree of pain varies from person to person, so your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Treatment may include a single approach or a combination of medications, therapies and procedures. Learn more about the treatments and pain management services we offer at Commerce Pain Management.
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