CORE Pain Management Specialists
About Pain Management
If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, look no further than the pain management experts at CORE. In addition to offering a full range of pain management options, our medical professionals will work with you to find the source of your discomfort and customize a pain management treatment plan to fit your needs.
What is pain management?
Sudden or persistent pain can result from injury, illness, surgery—or even from normal daily activity. Pain management specialists are medical professionals, trained in the diagnosis and treatment of acute, sub-acute and chronic muscle and nerve pain. Your pain management doctor will help you relieve symptoms and resume your everyday activities.
We have experience treating a range of conditions, including:
- Arthritis pain
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Nerve injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Chronic pain after surgery
- Tension headaches
Our goal is to relieve, reduce and manage your pain and improve your overall quality of life so you can return you to your everyday activities quickly—without a heavy reliance on pain medications.
Pain Management Treatments
Treatments for chronic pain may focus on relieving symptoms or treating underlying conditions and vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition, as well as your overall health and medical history. Most patients benefit from a combination of treatments in order to achieve successful pain relief and may be treated by a number of different physicians, therapists, and other health care providers.
Some of the most common treatments for chronic pain include:
- Medications. Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are often the first treatment utilized to relieve chronic pain. Corticosteroids and stronger prescription medications, such as opioids, are used when NSAIDs are ineffective. In some cases, antidepressants, such as Cymbalta, may also be prescribed, often to supplement analgesics.
- Injections. Injections are one of the most effective treatment options for pain management, as they block nerve signals to relieve pain and inflammation. These injections are administered directly into the affected area, along with a local anesthetic to relieve any potential discomfort, and may be composed of corticosteroids, BOTOX®, sclerosing solutions or other substances.
- Electrical stimulation. Through a small battery-operated device worn on the body, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation can relieve pain by stimulating the nerves that target the affected area of the body. This treatment is not painful and is considered safe for most patients.
- Surgery. For the most severe cases that do not respond to less invasive treatments, surgery may be required to relieve pain and allow patients to resume normal functioning. Surgery may include joint replacement, cartilage repair or denervation.