It’s been said that pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. It can interfere with sleep and work, and wreak havoc with your favorite activities. We all experience pain to some degree throughout our lives. Riverside Medical Clinic is committed to helping you find relief from acute or chronic pain. Just as there are physicians who specialize in the treatment of allergies or heart disease, there are also physicians who specialize in the treatment of pain. It’s important to receive treatment from a physician with specific training in pain management. Otherwise, it can cause more harm than good.
Types of Pain
The basic theory behind pain is that, in order for there to be pain, it must have a nerve supply, be susceptible to injury, and stimulation should cause pain. More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, the kind that doesn’t go away. It’s defined as pain that lasts three months or longer. Examples include arthritis, Shingles, Fibromyalgia, frequent migraines, back and neck injuries, muscular and surgical pain that doesn’t heal correctly.
We provide a comprehensive approach to your care, which is guided by your history, the intensity of the pain, its duration and other conditions. We will…
- Thoroughly evaluate your condition using diagnostics
- Determine the cause of pain as best we can
- Assess all of your options – surgical and non-surgical
- Formulate a treatment plan customized to your needs.
Some of the skills we use to treat pain include a variety of proven techniques and procedures:
- Steroid injections or nerve blocks: Start with the least invasive
- Physical therapy or chiropractic care
- Medicine, implantable devices and percutaneous disc decompression
- Referrals: Riverside Medical Clinic works closely with other specialists in the field of pain management so you have the most options.
Note, not all pain is treated with opioids. There are many non-opioid treatments available, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, plus non-drug remedies. If you want to avoid the dangers of opioids, your physician can work with you to develop a safe and effective pain management plan. We pride ourselves on offering the most appropriate care and state-of-the-art therapies.
Meet our Experts in Pain Management
Our physicians complete four years of medical school and then go on to years of further training in a specialty, such as anesthesiology, physical medicine or neurology, followed by an additional year of training to be board-certified as an expert in chronic pain.