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Pain Management

Pain, Spine, & Rehab Associates

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Specialists located in Gaithersburg, MD

At least 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, and millions more experience short-term acute pain due to injuries, disease, and other conditions. Fortunately, the team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates in Gaithersburg and Olney, Maryland, is available to provide customized pain management services to alleviate your symptoms and restore your quality of life. If pain is disrupting your life, call Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates or make an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the medical specialty area that focuses on alleviating pain. You may have pain from an injury or while you recover from surgery, or you might have a chronic pain condition such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or a nerve problem. The team of pain management experts at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates is committed to helping you feel better, and they offer thorough diagnostics and customized treatment plans to both alleviate your pain and heal the underlying condition causing it.

What are the treatments used in pain management?

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates offers multidisciplinary treatment plans, combining therapeutic approaches to alleviate your pain. Some of the treatments they offer include:

X-ray guided spine treatments

X-ray guided spine treatments include epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, sacroiliac (SI) joint injections, and radiofrequency denervation. Your provider uses an X-ray to ensure accurate placement of the needle within the spine or other area being treated.

Peripheral injections

Peripheral injections introduce medicine to your body outside of your spine. Some of the treatments include:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
  • Occipital nerve injections
  • Dry needling
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Scar infiltration
  • Bursa injections

These treatments deliver medication in a targeted area to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. 

Medication management

The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates can prescribe medication to help you manage your pain, ranging from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and topical ointments to neuropathic pain medication and muscle relaxants. Medication is usually combined with other treatments for the most optimal effect.

Neuromodulation

If you suffer from nerve pain, your provider may recommend neuromodulation treatments such as spinal cord stimulator (SCS) trial and implantation. These treatments block pain signals from traveling between your body and brain with a device inserted into the spinal canal.

When should I talk to a pain management specialist?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. In most cases, musculoskeletal pain, which affects your muscles or bones, should begin to subside after a few days of rest and at-home treatment. If it doesn’t, you should talk to a specialist. 

For example, you may have pain that is disproportionately severe for your injury or condition, or the pain may persist after your body has healed. The team at Pain, Spine & Rehab Associates can diagnose the cause of your pain and provide customized treatment to alleviate your discomfort and restore your quality of life. 

Don’t let pain keep you from the activities you love; schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

 

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