We understand that pain can significantly impact your quality of life, and we’re here to provide answers to some common questions about managing both acute and chronic pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?

Acute pain is typically a temporary discomfort resulting from an injury or illness, while chronic pain persists for an extended period, often lasting for months or even years. Our team specializes in diagnosing and treating both types of pain.

Acute pain can be caused by various factors, such as injuries (e.g., sprains, fractures), surgeries, infections, or medical conditions like kidney stones. Our experts can assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatments.

How is chronic pain diagnosed and managed?

Chronic pain often requires a comprehensive evaluation to identify the underlying cause. We employ advanced diagnostic techniques, including imaging and nerve studies, to pinpoint the source of chronic pain. Treatment options may include physical therapy, medication management, and interventional procedures like epidural injections or nerve blocks.

What are some non-pharmacological methods for pain management?

We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, which can include physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and psychological counseling. These complementary therapies can be effective in reducing pain and improving overall well-being.

Are opioids the only option for pain relief in chronic conditions?

Opioids are not the only option and are generally reserved for severe cases. We prioritize non-opioid treatments and minimally invasive interventions to minimize the risk of dependence. Our specialists work closely with patients to create individualized pain management plans.

What can I expect during a consultation at The Diagnostic and Interventional Spine Center?

During your initial consultation, our team will conduct a thorough assessment of your pain history, perform any necessary diagnostic tests, and discuss treatment options. We believe in open communication and shared decision-making to provide the best care tailored to your needs.

Can I book an appointment online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment through our website. Visit our ‘Appointments’ page, choose your preferred date and time, and provide some basic information. We’ll get in touch with you to confirm your appointment.

At The Diagnostic and Interventional Spine Center, our dedicated team is committed to helping you find relief from pain and improve your quality of life. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.