How Pain Management Can Relieve Your Symptoms and Brighten Your Life

The numbers surrounding chronic pain are eye-opening — approximately 50 million people in the United States cope with chronic pain, and millions more are affected by acute pain. Of these staggering numbers, musculoskeletal issues rank among the top causes of pain, from degenerative arthritis to sports injuries.

At The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine we offer specialized pain management services. Dr. Daniel Fox with the help of Dr. Sanjay Bakshi and the rest of his team of doctors, feel that our Ocean and Monmouth County patients shouldn’t have to contend with debilitating pain that limits their lives.

If you want to make each day a little brighter by not facing it through the prism of pain, take a moment to explore your options for pain management.

When pain is all-encompassing

Few things can hijack your life like pain, whether it’s chronic or acute. In fact, its effect on your physical and mental health has been the subject of hundreds of studies that demonstrate links between pain and:

And these side effects are only a sample of the potential complications that stem from unmanaged pain. Because pain is neurological, which means your brain’s in charge, there’s very little that pain can’t potentially impact.

At our practice, we see our fair share of patients who are in moderate-to-severe pain for any number of reasons, from broken bones to failing joints, and our goal is twofold with each case: ease the pain, and remedy the underlying issue for long-term success.

Easing the pain

When you come in with a complaint, we spend a considerable amount of time reviewing your medical history and your symptoms, and then we perform an extensive assessment of your problem. Using advanced imaging and laparoscopic techniques, our goal is to zero in on the source of the pain so we can come up with an appropriate treatment plan.

While we’re doing this, we tend to your comfort at the same time. With musculoskeletal issues, especially, we find that by relieving the immediate pain, you’re better able to address the cause using all available treatment options.

To get started, we may recommend anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroid injections to reduce the inflammation. With the swelling down, your nerves are less likely to be irritated. We may also prescribe pain medications if your discomfort is severe.

Moving forward

With your immediate pain addressed, we then turn to more sustainable solutions that will benefit you long into the future. As orthopedists, we don’t like to simply mask problems — we prefer to get to the bottom of them.

We have many tools in our pain management and treatment arsenal that help free you from your prison of pain. To start, we offer regenerative medicine that encourages your damaged tissue to rebuild itself on a cellular level for long-term health. We also rely heavily on physical therapy to build up your surrounding tissue, taking the pressure off of your injured or damaged area.

As well, massage therapy plays a role in encouraging relaxed muscles and better circulation.

We also use ongoing injections to keep the inflammation in your joints to a minimum, as well as promote better lubrication.

If necessary, we may recommend surgery to replace an irreparably damaged joint or repair your soft tissue, which can put an end to your pain.

The bottom line is that we work with you until you’re able to move through your life comfortably. To put an end to your pain, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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