Pain is described as a distressful, uncomfortable feeling that tells your body something is wrong. It is physical suffering that is the result of an injury or illness. While we have all experienced sensations that we may describe as shooting pains, sharp pains, passing or steady pains; pain and pain tolerance is unique to each individual. Pain can be temporary and a nuisance for some, it can also be long term and debilitating for others.
When pain becomes long term and interferes with normal, daily physical activities, it is recommended that you seek the help of a physician for pain management. Pain management specialists use an interdisciplinary approach to diagnose the source of your pain and offer treatment options to bring you relief. They will assess your symptoms to determine the type of pain you may be experiencing.
Pain can be categorized into two main categories: acute pain or chronic pain. Acute pain occurs for a short duration of time. It typically lasts less than three to six months. Chronic pain lasts longer and signals that there is an ongoing cause for your pain.
Treating chronic pain can be challenging and your doctor may need to explore several methods of treatment. Treatment options that your pain management specialist may apply include:
- Chiropractic therapy
The TJH Interventional Pain Management Practice, conveniently located on the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center campus offers an interdisciplinary approach to pain management while providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment options to patients with chronic pain in relaxing and private setting.
The goal of the practice is to provide comfort and improve the quality of life patients by reducing or eliminating their pain. Patients who receive pain management services generally are able to return to their normal lifestyle, quicker and without the use of addictive medications. To schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist, please call 718-206-PAIN.
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