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Pain Treatment

Pain Management and Palliative Care

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with chronic pain.

Medicine treats injury and pathology to support and speed healing; and treats distressing symptoms such as pain to relieve suffering during treatment and healing. When a painful injury or pathology is resistant to treatment and persists, when pain persists after the injury or pathology has healed, and when medical science cannot identify the cause of pain, the task of medicine is to relieve suffering.

For painful spine and musculoskeletal disorders, pain management is employed as an aggressive conservative (nonsurgical) care program that helps to identify the source of neck and back pain and rehabilitate the patient as an alternative or follow-up to surgery. A physician who is practicing pain medicine or pain management is usually an anesthesiologist who has been certified or trained on the relief and/or management of pain.

Treatment approaches to chronic pain include pharmacological measures, such as analgesics, antidepressants and anticonvulsants, interventional procedures, physical therapy, physical exercise, application of ice and/or heat, and psychological measures, such as biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Mild to moderate pain can usually be treated with analgesic medications, such as aspirin. For chronic or severe pain, opiates and other narcotics may be used, sometimes in concert with analgesics; with steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when the pain is related to inflammation; or with antidepressants, which can potentiate some pain medications without raising the actual dose of the drug and which affect the brain's perception of pain.

SJM Hospital provides several services in the area of pain management, including outpatient, inpatient and emergency services. Supporting services such as diagnostic imaging, laboratory and pharmacy ensure patients have access to most heath care facilities under one roof. Our doctors and clinical care staff are experienced and trained to treat clients with the utmost care. Some commonly treated conditions and procedures at SJM Hospital include:

  • Back pain, sciatica, upper back pain, thorax pain
  • Cervical spondylosis, neck pain
  • Pelvic bone pain, sacroilitis, coccydynia
  • Nerve compression, slipped disc - prolapsed disc, radiculopathy, tingling, numbness
  • Facet joint syndrome / spinal arthritis

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