Acute & Chronic Pain Management from Memorial
Memorial’s pain medicine doctors care for the health needs of people with both acute pain and chronic pain. Because pain is complex and covers a wide range of conditions, pain medicine doctors specialize in both the physical and mental aspects of pain management.
An acute injury occurs suddenly and is associated with severe pain. Resulting pain may last for a minute or a short period of time, not exceeding 6 months. Types of acute injuries include torn muscles or ligaments, bone fractures, and dislocations or subluxations.
Chronic pain is usually associated with an overuse injury or an illness that can develop slowly. Chronic pain persists beyond the normal healing time and, in some cases, has no predictable end point.
Injection therapy, drug treatment, and treatment and rehabilitation are three examples of what they can provide to help minimize the negative effect of chronic pain on your quality of life. Any tailored option, or options, your doctor chooses for you will take into account your specific needs.
Because chronic pain affects so many different aspects of a patient’s life, we offer psychological evaluations and cognitive behavioral therapy, bariatric surgery evaluations and spinal cord stimulator evaluations.
Conditions Memorial Pain Management Treats
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Spine pain
- Nerve pain
- and more
Memorial Pain Management Services
- Interventional pain management
- Medical clinical psychology
- Diagnostic procedures and physical examinations
- Psychological assessments
Pain Treatments and Interventions
The pain management physicians at Memorial are well-experienced in a wide range of approaches to addressing acute and chronic pain.
- Epidural steroid injections
- Spine/joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Botox injections
- Facial and head pain injections
- Nerve blocks
- Occipital nerve block
- Peripheral nerve block
- Sympathetic nerve blocks
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- Physical therapy
- Cooled radiofrequency ablation
- High-frequency stimulation/Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Radiofrequency neurotomy