Chronic Joint Paint Management Specialist

Primary Care & Family Care in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Chronic Joint Paint Management
If you experience pain, and it doesn’t respond to conservative treatments like ice, over-the-counter medication, or rest, it’s essential to seek help. At Garden State Family Care, Pooja Mehta, MD, provides chronic pain management using safe and minimally invasive treatments. To make an appointment in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, call the office or book online today.

Chronic Joint Paint Management Q & A

What is chronic pain management?

Chronic pain management uses various treatments to relieve pain that lasts for three months or longer. Chronic pain affects everyone differently. Sometimes, it’s an occasional minor annoyance. Other times, it occurs constantly, affecting your mobility and quality of life.

Regardless of the symptoms you experience, chronic pain management provides lasting relief. A combination of healthy lifestyle changes, activity modification, and routine checkups can reduce inflammation and encourage your body’s healing process.

What issues does chronic pain management treat?

At Garden State Family Care, Dr. Mehta uses chronic pain management to treat various issues, including:

  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Testicular pain 
  • Muscle pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Pelvic pain

You might also benefit from chronic pain management if you have scars that cause lasting pain.

What happens during a chronic pain management visit?

At Garden State Family Care, Dr. Mehta conducts chronic pain management on-site.

At the beginning of the visit, she reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including where the pain occurs, its intensity on a scale of 1-10, and if it affects your life and work. Next, Dr. Mehta conducts a physical exam. 

During the physical, Dr. Mehta assesses the painful areas of your body. She has you perform a series of stretches and easy exercises to assess your range of motion, flexibility, and muscle strength. 

Next, Dr. Mehta orders tests, including blood work, electromyography to assess your muscle activity, and diagnostic imaging like an X-ray or an MRI. After Dr. Mehta discovers the source of your discomfort, she develops a custom treatment plan to help you feel better. 

What does chronic pain management involve?

Chronic pain management varies depending on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. Whenever possible, Dr. Mehta recommends conservative and minimally invasive treatments, like:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections

If your pain fails to improve or worsens, Dr. Mehta can refer you to a nearby orthopedic specialist.

To explore the benefits of chronic pain management, make an appointment at Garden State Family Care by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

Garden State Family Care
✆ Phone (appointments): 908-503-2561
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 908-322-6611
Address: 1814 East 2nd Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076