Dealing with pain on an everyday basis can cause both physical and mental stress. When you enlist the help of a pain management doctor, the pain you experience can be significantly reduced or even entirely eliminated.
At United Medical in New Jersey our pain management specialists have the training and experience to help relieve your chronic pain. There are many effective ways to relieve your pain while working to resolve its underlying cause. Our providers work with you to determine which approach will work best for you, based on your condition, symptoms, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
Why Visit a Pain Management Doctor
Some conditions that cause pain may never completely go away. Working with a pain management specialist and having a pain management plan in place is essential to maintain your desired quality of life. No one should live in pain – our pain management team can help.
Patients who participate in a pain management program tend to function better, sleep better, and enjoy life more. We can also help you regain function you may have lost due to an injury or illness.
Conditions Pain Management Can Help With
Some of the most common conditions that can cause chronic pain include:
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Low back pain
- Migraine headaches
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Neck pain
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Slipped vertebrae (spondylolisthesis)
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylolysis (spinal stress fracture)
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain
Diagnosing pain relies mostly on your description of it. Be sure to tell your doctor as much as you can about your pain, such as when and where it hurts, how often, how long it lasts, and what it feels like.
Our providers may use a nerve conduction study to confirm a diagnosis or to pinpoint the source of nerve or spinal pain.
Your Nonopioid Treatment Options
There are several ways to treat pain that do not involve the use of pain medications, such as opioids, which are highly addictive.
The most common pain treatment options include epidural steroid injections, facet injections, and nerve blocks. Steroid injections can be repeated when the effects of the initial shot wear off. With a selective nerve block, your pain management doctor uses X-ray guidance to target the exact nerve responsible for sending pain messages to the brain. By blocking the nerve, the signal is shut off and your pain is immediately relieved.
In many cases, a single injection can help stop the cycle of pain and provide the long-lasting relief you’ve been seeking.
When to See a Pain Management Specialist in NJ
Do you have pain that has persisted for weeks or months without getting better? It may be time to see a pain management specialist. Contact United Medical in Bayonne, New Jersey, at (201) 339-6111, or in Clifton, New Jersey, at (973) 546-6844.
If you prefer, you can also simply request an appointment now and a member of our staff will get back to you.