Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Over 21% of adults currently suffer from moderate to severe chronic (long term) pain. This pain is bad enough that it leads them to seeking help from a doctor, and some end up in emergency rooms, barely mobile from their pain having become so excruciating. Pain is the second most common reason that people visit doctors, and back pain is the most common reason cited for missing work days. Only illnesses like the cold cause more visits to the doctor's office. Still 40% of Americans who have visited a doctor have not found any relief for their pain.
In New York City we are at a higher risk for developing chronic, painful conditions due to our hectic lifestyles and non stop work schedules.
Living Well Medical has been treating patients suffering from pain from a variety of causes, weather they are athletes who have developed a chronic condition, or post surgical patients who are looking to get back to their daily routine by undergoing rehabilitative physical therapy. No one treats back pain, and the causes of chronic back pain better than Living Well Medical. The practice founded in 1999, has been treating people with herniated discs, bulging discs, and sciatica with an unparalleled success rate. The goal is to get you back on your feet as fast as possible and get you out of pain and help fit your rehabilitation and if necessary, pain management, to your lifestyle by providing expert care from leading specialists, all under one roof.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as:
An unpleasant sensory and/or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in term of such damage.
Pain is the last symptom of injury. You can have an injury without much pain at all, because pain is a neurological response to something being wrong in the body. A physical therapist can find other potential injuries or underlying causes that may lead to re-injury and cause more pain down the line. A team oriented, patient centered approach makes sure that the root cause of the problem (pain) is addressed, and not just simply covered up by medication.
Most people respond well to chiropractic care and physical therapy, but for those people that cant undergo such treatment Interventional Pain Management can help relieve pain by injecting powerful pain medications directly in to the spine, muscles, or nerves. Having all these specialists under one roof also cuts down the time a patient needs to spend on searching for doctors. This means more time getting care, and less time on the phone or computer.
Some patients will require that interventional pain management be started before undergoing physical therapy, but in most cases patients undergo pain management if they do not respond to physical therapy, chiropractic care and prescription medication. This powerful interventional procedure can be used in combination with chiropractic adjustments and other treatment modalities like the Graston Technique, or supportive taping in the form of Kinesio Taping for optimal results.
Living Well Medical also provides free in person and over the phone consultations and also accepts most insurance plans.
Living Well Medical
Posted by Dr. Steve Shoshany at 5:48 PM