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.
At Garden State Family Care, Dr. Mehta uses chronic pain management to treat various issues, including:
You might also benefit from chronic pain management if you have scars that cause lasting pain.
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.
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:
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.