Compassionate Health Medical Center
Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Miami, FL & Hialeah, FL
Living with constant or frequently recurring pain is distressing and exhausting, and it often causes depression. If you have chronic pain that’s reducing your quality of life, visit Julio Gonzalez, MD, and his colleagues at Compassionate Health Medical Center in Miami and Hialeah, Florida. They offer extensive pain management services that reduce the severity of pain and help you manage your condition effectively. To find relief from the burden of chronic pain, call Compassionate Health Medical Center for information on pain management or book an appointment online today.
Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
Pain management aims to reduce pain to a more tolerable level or eliminate it entirely. Acute injuries and illnesses often require pain medication, and anesthesia is essential to any surgical procedure. But pain management typically refers to helping people cope with chronic pain.
Pain that persists longer than three months has become a chronic problem. For many people, chronic pain lasts years and, in many cases, a lifetime. It comes in many forms, from continuous aching to attacks of severe stabbing or electric-shock-like pain.
Compassionate Health Medical Center understands the toll chronic pain takes and offers comprehensive pain management services to help you cope.
What conditions might benefit from pain management?
Patients with any kind of ongoing pain can benefit from a pain management program. Some of the most common conditions that cause chronic pain include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Neuropathy (nerve damage)
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
Pain can often affect people with conditions like heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and many other disorders. Poorly healed acute injuries and chronic musculoskeletal problems like bursitis can also cause chronic pain.
What does pain management involve?
Compassionate Health Medical Center’s pain management programs offer various therapies and interventions to help reduce your pain. Areas they cover include:
Treating underlying conditions
If you have a disorder like diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in your feet), better management of your condition is vital. Your Compassionate Health Medical Center provider performs a thorough exam and testing to determine what problems that might need treatment.
Making lifestyle changes can improve your overall health so your body deals with pain more effectively. You’re better able to exercise and stay active, encouraging better blood flow that delivers oxygen and healing cells to injured tissues. A well-balanced diet gives you the nutrients your body needs to function properly.
Feeling better physically also improves your mood, helping you cope with pain more effectively. Your Compassionate Health Medical Center provider can help you make changes like losing weight, stopping smoking, eating a nutritious diet, and reducing stress.
Physical and occupational therapy
Physical therapy helps you stay mobile when you have a condition like arthritis. It can also support healing in injured tissues. Occupational therapy shows you how to manage everyday tasks so you can do more for yourself. A skilled occupational therapist can also help you get back to work.
Pain medicines and drugs ranging from tricyclic antidepressants to antiseizure medications often reduce chronic pain. Steroid or hyaluronic acid joint injections can also help.
To benefit from Compassionate Health Medical Center’s pain management services, call or book online today.