Pain Management

Everyone here feels a kind of pain here and there. Pain is the most common symptom of perhaps thousands of injuries, illnesses, diseases and conditions you will encounter in your lifetime. It can also be the result of the treatment of conditions and diseases. The pain may last for a short time and disappear when you recover (acute pain). Or it may take months or years (chronic pain). Pain specialists can help you manage your pain with medication, procedures, exercise and therapy. To reduce or reduce pain, your provider may recommend one method or a combination of several.

Depending on the cause and type of pain, complete relief cannot be found and the pain may not resolve immediately. Your provider will work with you to adjust your pain management plan to make you feel better.

Who needs pain management?

Anyone who suffers from pain can benefit from a pain management plan. A comprehensive plan can help people manage pain that lasts for several days (such as after an injury or surgery). It can also help people with chronic pain or illness.

Some of the most common conditions that cause pain are:

  • Arthritis and muscle and joint injuries: Many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and gout, cause severe joint pain. Orthopedic injuries (eg frozen shoulder) limit mobility and lead to pain and stiffness. Autoimmune disorders: Lupus, Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune disorders cause an attack on your body’s immune system.
  • Back injuries: Disc herniation, sciatica and other back problems are the most common causes of pain and limited mobility.
  • Chronic pain: There are many diseases that can cause widespread pain in your body. These include fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and central pain syndrome.
  • Endometriosis: This painful condition causes the lining of the uterus to grow outside the uterine wall. Facial Pain: Many conditions can cause pain in your face, including trigeminal neuralgia (TN), abscess tooth and other dental problems.
  • Headaches: Migraine headaches and group headaches cause headaches and neck pains.
  • Kidney stones and urinary tract problems: Kidney stones can cause severe pain if they pass through your body with urine.

What are the basic types of pain?

There are many sources of pain. One way to divide these sources of pain is to divide them into two groups, nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain. The method of pain treatment depends to a large extent on the type of pain.

  • Nociceptive pine: Examples of nociceptive pain are injured or broken bone. Tissue injury or damage initiates signals that are transmitted by peripheral nerves to the brain through the spinal cord. Pain signals are modulated by pathways. This is the way we realize that there is pain.
  • Neuropathic pain: Neuropathic pain is pain caused by an injury or disease that affects the nervous system. Sometimes there is no clear source of pain and this pain can suddenly appear. Classic examples of this pain are shingles and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

What are the causes of pain?

What are the types of pain management?

There are many ways to manage different types of pain.

  • Home treatment: Pain after bone, muscle and soft tissue injuries can be relieved at home. Ask your provider about the RICE method (rest, ice, compression and height). During rest, apply ice or cold compress every 20 minutes to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Counseling and therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and biofeedback can help you manage chronic pain by changing how your mind responds to physical stress. Because chronic pain can also lead to depression and anxiety, your provider may recommend other types of therapy, guidance, or meditation to help you manage these emotions.
  • Exercise: Your provider may recommend pilates, yoga, tai chi, swimming or walking. These exercises can reduce chronic pain, improve posture and help your body function better overall.
  • Practical treatment: Many people find pain relief through physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) and chiropractic adjustments. During these practical treatments, your provider uses various techniques. They reduce pain, improve coordination and help your body function better.
  • Injection and stimulation: Your provider may recommend transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or radiofrequency ablation to relieve nerve pain.
  • Lifestyle change: Some lifestyle changes can cause pain. If you are overweight or obese, your supplier may recommend that you lose weight. People who eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep and manage stress, are less likely to experience constant pain.
  • Medications: Depending on the type of pain, your provider may prescribe or over-the-counter medications to reduce discomfort.

Why to choose Dr. Prasad Umbarkar for Pain Management Treatment?

Dr. Prasad Umbarkar is one of the best Brain and Spine Specialists in Sangamner, Ahmednagar with vast clinical and surgical experience. He has operated on more than 3000+ patients with Brain and spine-related disorders. Please feel free to call us on 8669177494 or click on Book An Appointment for your best treatment.