Living with pain makes it challenging to enjoy normal daily routines. Help is available through the care of Muhammad Gondal, MD, FCCP, at Adult Health & Wellness Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Book a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today to learn how professional pain management can help you feel and function better every day.
Pain management strives to identify the source of pain and find ways to reduce or relieve your discomfort. It focuses on helping you feel and function better each day, and avoid some of the negative consequences of living with pain for long periods of time.
Pain has an essential role in healthy living. Your body creates pain signals to let you know something is wrong. Without pain, the body would quickly deteriorate from a series of injuries or strain.
However, when you have severe pain or lingering pain that lasts for more than a few months (chronic pain), it takes a serious toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Pain management empowers you to take control of pain and improve your daily life.
Medications are a standard tool in treating chronic or severe pain. There is little doubt that prescription medications make you more comfortable after surgery and make severe pain more tolerable.
That said, there are risks that come with drug therapy. Many drugs come with a long list of side effects, some of which are severe. Some pain medications, especially opioids, carry a high risk of addiction, which can cause adverse outcomes.
Professional medication management involves reviewing your current drug therapy to ensure that your medications work for you, not against you. If you’ve been taking the same medications for years, there may be newer options that might offer a better fit. Or, you may need to adjust the dosage to refine your existing drug therapy.
Exploring non-pharmaceutical pain management options is a great way to reduce reliance on medications. K-Laser® Therapy is an example that uses light energy to help reduce inflammation, speed healing, and shorten recovery time.
While everyone experiences occasional pain, when discomfort lingers for more than a few months or interferes with regular routines, it’s time to come in for a pain management assessment.
Left untreated, pain can create a cascade of negative health changes. Many people reduce their activity levels when dealing with pain, which can cause health declines. Pain can also lead to depression and other serious mental health issues.
When you’re ready to take action, call or click to schedule a visit at Adult Health & Wellness Center.