Pain Management Plan
Pain Management evolved as a means of bridging the treatment gap between medication therapy and back surgery. Pain Management uses concurrent and different approaches to control pain, as pain can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Minimally invasive therapies, in conjunction with medication therapy, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, psychological support, and behavior modification are utilized in an effort to identify and control pain.
Your treatment plan begins with an initial consultation. Dr. Reynolds will undertake a thorough review of your medical, surgical, and pain history, and perform a detailed physical examination. If available, previous imaging studies, such as X-ray, CT scan, and MRI, and labs will be reviewed and more studies may be ordered to help identify a pain source. Each patient’s treatment plan is individually tailored based on the results of the history and physical examination. At the time of the initial evaluation, Dr. Reynolds will recommend minimally invasive and/or non-invasive therapy.
Advanced state of the art procedures afford a wide range of treatment options. Minimally invasive therapies are the cornerstone of the interventional pain management treatment plan. Injection of medication under low dose x-ray guidance directly into the painful site permits accurate diagnosis of the source of pain, as well as therapeutic decrease in pain.
The use of medications can be used to decrease pain. We use many types of medications that can help relieve pain, such as anti-depressants, anti-epileptic, anti-psychotic, non-steroidal, topical anesthetics, and opioid medications.
Overall success of a treatment plan is gauged through two monitors – pain assessment scale and self reported functioning. We would like to see a decrease in your pain, as well as, an increase in your daily activities. A successful pain management plan at Superior Pain Solutions will help you ‘live your life again’ through improved quality and performance in daily functions.