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Is Pain Management the Right Treatment Option for You?

At The OSM Center, our Pain Management Specialists are medical doctors who focus on identifying, diagnosing, and treating different types of pain. Patients who are in pain and want relief can find it when they choose to be seen by a Pain Management Specialist at The OSM Center. Pain Management does not necessarily mean only pain medication, but a variety of treatment options that will lead to improvement and relief of pain. Pain management might be the right treatment option for you if you fall into any of the following categories:

 

1—Your pain does not respond to conservative treatment options

Pain that does not respond to conservative treatment options may need a special type of treatment approach. Some, but not all, commonly used conservative treatment options include the following:

-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)

-Physical Therapy

-Rest

-Immobilization

-Activity modification

The decision to see a Pain Management Specialist may be one your doctor encourages you to make or one that you make on your own.

 

2—You suffer from chronic pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions seen by Pain Management Specialists. Your pain may be considered chronic if it meets the following criteria:

-Lasts longer than twelve weeks

-Lasts longer than the expected period of healing

Many times the cause of chronic pain can be hard to determine. A Pain Management Specialist works with patients who have chronic pain to come up with an individualized treatment plan that reduces or eliminates symptoms.

All of the following conditions are commonly treated by pain management specialists:

-Neuropathy

-Osteoarthritis

-Rheumatoid arthritis

-Lower back pain

-Neck pain

-Sports injuries

-Tendon or ligament injuries

The treatment options used to treat these and other conditions are numerous. At The OSM Center, our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine experts work hand in hand with our Pain Management Specialists to create a unique plan based on your lifestyle and goals.

Finding a Pain Management Specialist

If you are ready to find the solution to your pain problem, please contact any of our 5 Fairfield County, CT offices to make an appointment with one of our specialists.