What is pain management?
Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. Pain is unlike other medical issues. It has a way of entering your life and affecting it in different ways. When you feel pain, it’s usually a sign that something needs attention.
Our pain management specialists are physicians who identify the source of the pain. Once diagnosed, they propose pain treatment options to lessen the pain and improve your quality of life. Not all treatments call for surgery. There are more minimally invasive non-surgical treatments available that can lessen pain.
What types of pain are there?
Pain can be one of two types:
- Acute pain: This pain typically lasts for a short time up to six months. The pain usually ends after the physician identifies the cause and treats it or it resolves itself.
- Chronic pain: This pain persists for more than six months or even years.
If you are experiencing chronic or acute pain, we may be able to help you with pain management. After completing a full assessment, our pain management specialists will develop a custom plan to help manage your pain. Our physicians will help a patient evaluate medications, physical therapy options, and devise a plan before turning to a surgical option.
Our pain specialists at The Outpatient Center of Boynton Beach treat the whole patient. We want to help you feel better and get back to the life you had before the pain. If you’re experiencing pain, it may be time to contact a pain specialist at The Outpatient Center of Boynton Beach today.