Experiencing Severe Pain? When To Start Pain Management

Pain management is designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat diverse types of pain in various parts of your body. Anyone experiencing mild, severe, or chronic pain can consider professional management. No specific waiting period is required before seeking pain management services, so you can get help when needed. At St Louis Pain Consultants, we use a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes doctors such as neurologists, orthopedists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, and physical therapists to help manage your pain.

Seeking Pain Management Early On

Pain can stem from injury, illness, degenerative conditions, inflammation, and other causes. If you experience pain, you can seek treatment immediately. Getting help early may prevent the pain from getting worse. Pain management begins with evaluation and diagnosis to determine the type of pain and its causes. Doctors classify pain as acute or chronic. Acute pain is a sharp, short-lived pain that results from an injury or medical condition. Chronic pain takes longer to heal, and some cases require lifetime management. 

Since the pain may worsen over time, avoid delayed evaluation and diagnosis. Immediate evaluation can help you get proper care, oftentimes with minimally or non-invasive methods. Steroid injections, nerve ablations, stimulators, physical therapy, lifestyle changes and even support groups are great options for managing pain.  St Louis Pain Consultants can treat various pain-causing conditions, including annular tears, degenerative disc disease, and facet joint syndrome, and neuropathy. We also treat spinal osteoarthritis, herniated disc, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, peripheral diabetic neuropathy, and spondylitis. Some of these conditions begin as minor or intermittent pain. Early diagnosis can help prevent further damage.

Managing Severe Pain

Pain degrees vary, from dull or nagging to sharp or stabbing. The aching can be localized in one part of the body or widespread. Doctors also use terms like mild, extreme, and severe to describe the type of pain. Severe pain is often unbearable and requires prompt addressing. The best decision is to consult a pain doctor immediately. St Louis Pain Consultants can recommend techniques, procedures, or medications to reduce discomfort. We also diagnose and treat acute pain and manage chronic conditions. Here are some of our pain services:

  • Dorsal root ganglion stimulation for focal nerve pain.
  • Facet injection for joint arthritis and inflammation.
  • Radiofrequency ablation for pain nerve ablation.
  • Epidural steroid injections for spinal canal inflammation.
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation for damaged nerves throughout the body.
  • Stem cell therapy for soft tissue injuries and moderate joint arthritis.
  • Spinal cord stimulation for back, arm, leg and foot nerve pain.
  • Superion for patients with spinal stenosis.

Managing and treating severe pain sometimes involves pain medicine temporarily to alleviate the discomfort while finding more permanent solutions to the pain. Severe pain can impact your ability to focus or cause more health issues, so finding prompt solutions is key. At St Louis Pain Consultants, we specialize in treating and managing the causes of chronic pain. Our services include injections, ablations, stimulator implants, physical therapy, non- to minimally invasive surgical procedures, and pain medication if necessary.  You need a proper diagnosis before considering pain medication or therapy. Our team is readily available for consultations to help you relieve severe pain.

Trustworthy Pain Management Consultants in St. Louis

Working with experienced pain doctors is one of the best ways to go about remedying severe pain. A doctor can help prevent further bodily harm, relieve pain, and treat the underlying cause. Your doctor can also provide a long-term strategy for chronic pain. At St Louis Pain Consultants, our pain management services seek to treat the causes and symptoms of chronic pain. Contact us today to discuss a comprehensive treatment strategy for your pain.

If you are living with chronic pain, seek help from St. Louis Pain Consultants.

We want to help remind you what life without pain feels like.

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