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Pain Management

Non-Surgical Treatments for Pain

Some medical problems stem from conditions that cannot be remedied right away, resulting in long-term pain and discomfort. The Pain Management Center at Methodist Health helps patients who are suffering from chronic aches and pains find relief through conservative, non-surgical treatments. We work closely with patients to develop a customized plan designed to treat your specific pain. The course of your treatment will depend on the type of pain, how long you’ve had it, and what’s causing it.

Patients who can benefit from pain management include those dealing withthe following:

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Nerve damage
  • Ulcers
  • Back pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Shingles

Creating Your Treatment Plan

Your first visit with our pain management specialists will involve a physical assessment where they will learn more about you and the symptoms you are experiencing. If you do not know what’s causing your pain, diagnosing the cause will be one of the physician’s first priorities.

Sometimes, the source of pain can be determined by trying different treatments and observing the results. For example, a common treatment in pain management is a steroid injection that can soothe damaged nerves. If an injection in a particular area provides pain relief, then the doctor can confirm that the nerve in that area is the source of the pain.

Other pain management treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nerve blocks
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Counseling and stress management

Pain can be stressful, and the more stressed you are, the tenser your body becomes. Because of this, chronic pain can create a never-ending cycle where the body is incapable of healing as it should. Stress management is often included in pain management to help patients learn new ways of coping with pain. The goal of stress management is to find new ways to relax even through your discomfort so that your blood vessels can expand and speed up the healing process. Blood carries oxygen, which is a critical component for the body’s healing mechanism.