Helping You Find Relief from Chronic Pain

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According to the American Pain Society, nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain. Often the cure for many is to rely on prescription and over the counter pain killers. While they might provide some relief, these medications typically mask the symptoms and do not get to the root of the problem. It is crucial to come up with techniques to manage chronic pain so that you are able to live a fulfilling life.

Find the right doctor
It is important to find a doctor who specializes in the management of chronic pain. In addition to determining the root of your pain, a good doctor will be able to provide an appropriate course of treatment to help you find relief. Seek out a physician who is board certified in pain management.
Do not use medications to alleviate symptoms
While prescription and non-prescription medications can provide relief for temporary pain issues, they are not a long-term solution. Not only can these substances be addictive they can also cause serious health issues. It is important to remember that pain is the body’s way of telling you that something is not right. If you mask the symptoms, you could make the condition that is causing the pain far worse. If you do require pain medications for relief, it is important to do so under the careful supervision of your physician.
Research your options
You are your best advocate for your healthcare needs. Even if you have been told there are no more options, continue to seek out help. New therapies are always becoming available and could prove advantageous for your condition. Research your options and continue to ask questions.
Pain block techniques
Epidurals and nerve blocks are common interventional pain therapies. Many patients find great relief with these procedures.
Manage your expectations
It is important to remember that the goal of pain management is to reduce the pain so that you are able to manage it. While your physician wants nothing more than to cure the problem this might not be feasible given your condition. Keep your expectations realistic and be patient as your doctor continues to seek new therapies to provide relief.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, contact Dr. Mohammad A. Eldeeb, MD of the Bond Clinic. Board Certified in Pain Management, Dr.  Eldeeb works with patients to create comprehensive pain management care plans.