Managing chronic pain is exhausting and depressing, but expert help is available at Gorman Medical, PC’s offices in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado. The experienced pain management team offers comprehensive care using noninvasive physical therapies and advanced interventions. Call your nearest Gorman Medical, PC office to discuss your pain management requirements, or book an appointment online today.
Pain management focuses on treating pain to reduce its effects on your life. Chronic pain, in particular, is difficult to cope with, as it lasts for many months or years and is often incurable.
Living with chronic pain limits your ability to study, work, maintain relationships, and enjoy activities. It can make everyday tasks difficult or impossible and cause significant disability. Mental health problems like depression and anxiety are also common in people with chronic pain.
The Gorman Medical, PC team specializes in pain management programs that address these issues, improving your independence and quality of life.
Conditions that cause constant or severe recurring pain include:
Neuropathy is nerve dysfunction, which can cause problems like tingling, burning, or prickling sensations, numbness, and weakness. Neuropathic pain sometimes develops for no clear reason, a problem known as idiopathic neuropathy.
Managing pain successfully requires an individualized approach. The Gorman Medical, PC team assesses your symptoms and confirms your diagnosis before preparing a treatment program specifically for your needs.
They perform a physical exam, check your medical and family history, and look at aspects of your life that could affect pain, such as stress, a poor diet, and smoking. They may need to run electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) tests to evaluate nerve function or look at diagnostic imaging such as a CT scan or MRI.
After completing their assessment, the team advises you on the approaches that will likely work best in your case, such as:
Medicines are frequently the first thing people turn to when in pain. Over-the-counter drugs can be highly effective for getting rid of everyday headaches and other common aches and pains, while prescription painkillers are much stronger; however, there’s a significant risk of side effects.
Your provider uses medication carefully and monitors you closely to avoid adverse effects.
Call the Gorman Medical, PC team to discuss your pain management needs or schedule a consultation online today.