The Most Effective Treatments for Chronic Pain

Pain, be it physical or emotional, affects our body function and wellbeing, leading to poor life quality. Physical pain may arise from injuries and health conditions, among other factors. The pain may be acute, lasting for a short while, or chronic pain that can last up to years.

Chronic pain is regular among many individuals, particularly back pain, affecting work performance and overall life quality. The New Brunswick physical therapy specialist, Dr. Gajian, commits to providing comprehensive pain management treatments to ease symptoms and restore your health. If chronic pain interferes with your daily living, contact the Pain & Anesthesia Care offices to learn how Dr. Gaijan can help.

Some of the pain management treatments available include:

PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a regenerative medicine treatment that uses the body’s growth components to stimulate healing. Usually, the blood is a liquid consisting of white and red blood cells and platelets. Besides the platelets enhancing blood clotting, they also promote cell recovery when in high concentrations.

PRP therapy exposes the injured or damaged part to a highly concentrated platelet solution. After it gets in your body, it encourages circulation, relieves inflammation, and stimulates new cell and tissue formation.

Dr. Gaijan may recommend PRP therapy for conditions such as:

  • Sprains and strains.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Tendon injuries.
  • Torn ligaments.
  • Pulled muscles.

PRP therapy may also promote quick recovery after orthopedic surgery.

Epidural Injections

If pain medications do not relieve your back, leg, or arm pain, epidural injections may help. The minimally invasive treatment involves your provider administering a dosage medication into the epidural space around your spinal cord.

Most epidural injections consist of steroids, anesthetics, and anti-inflammatory medications. They relieve swelling and inflammation in your nerve roots, promoting the body’s natural healing process. Epidural injections treat pain in conditions such as:

  • Herniated discs.
  • Back and leg injuries.
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Bulging discs.
  • Bone spurs.
  • Failed surgery.

Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services are treatment techniques that help maintain and improve abilities useful in your daily life. They allow you to recover from an accident, surgery, or injuries, and restore your overall strength, flexibility, and motion.

Pain & Anesthesia Care use rehabilitation services to treat:

  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Broken bones.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Major surgery.

Rehabilitation services are also helpful when recovering from an automobile accident or a work-related injury.

Ketamine Infusions

If you have tried other chronic pain treatments without any positive feedback, you might want to try ketamine infusions. It involves the use of intravenous drip of ketamine to relieve pain, discomfort, or inflammation. Ketamine infusion enhances maximum cell uptake and long-lasting effects compared to when you take oral medication.

Usually, chronic pain causes pain signals to increase in frequency and intensity over some time. Ketamine infusion works by resetting pain receptors, blocking pain signals, and relieving your pain and discomfort.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves techniques to help restore your body’s full function, enhancing healing. Your provider may combine it with other treatments or use it alone to treat various chronic pain conditions.

Physical therapy involves different pain management techniques, including:

  • Massage.
  • Movement therapy and exercise.
  • Joint and bone manipulation.
  • Manual treatment on soft tissue by hands or tools.
  • Cold laser therapy.
  • Microcurrent manipulation.

Consult a physical therapy specialist today to understand which pain management treatment will work for you.