Prevea Pain Management
Everyone experiences pain at some point in their lives, but chronic pain isn’t something you should live with. By working with your provider, you can reduce your pain, strengthen your muscles and restore mobility for the healthy and active lifestyle you deserve.
Evaluation and treatment of
- Acute musculoskeletal pain and injury, such as:
- Arm or leg pain, numbness or weakness
- Herniated disc
- Lower back pain
- Acute and chronic nerve pain issues or nerve conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Loss of movement or sensation in an arm or leg
- Pinched nerves in the neck or back
- Chronic back and neck conditions, such as:
- Challenges faced by amputees
- Degenerative spine, spinal stenosis
- Spinal deformity
- Conditions that impairs function, including:
- Back pain
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Neurological conditions
- Rheumatologic disorders
- Sports injuries
- Disability assessment
- Imaging and radiology services
- Bone density scans
- Electrodiagnostic studies
- MRI services at partnered HSHS hospitals
- Nerve conduction studies
- Injections and procedures, including:
- Epidural injections
- Joint injections
- Lumbar facet blocks
- Nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation/neurotomy
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Spinal injections
- Trigger point injections
- Interventional pain management
- Lifestyle modification including healthy eating, exercise and weight management
- Neuromusculoskeletal medicine
- Osteopathic manipulative medicine for pain, sports medicine, concussions, headaches, low back pain, scoliosis, COPD, asthma, newborns and infants, pain-related to pregnancy
- Pain medicine
To treat chronic pain, one needs to understand how pain is physiologically experienced and registered in our body, how it affects our body structure and mechanics, and how pain is the connection to the mental and emotional centers of our brain.
The more individuals understand the pain they are experiencing, the better equipped they are to deal with pain. One item that must be addressed is a sense of loss of control. For most of a person’s life, when they got hurt, they soon recovered after the injury healed. With chronic pain, however, they have something they can’t control or get rid of.
An important part of the healing process is to understand how an individual’s loss of control due to pain can spill over into other areas of life. It can affect relationships at work and at home and affect their ability to deal with life’s challenges, which can lead to increased anxiety and depression. Eventually, pain can become the focus of life.
New pain treatment approach
Treating chronic pain often requires a multi-faceted and integrated approach for our mind and body, which can include:
- Partnering with a clinical psychologist/behavioral care provider who can provide us with the tools to empower us with life skills that minimize pain, instead of reinforcing or amplifying it.
- Medication and interventional procedures such as epidurals and nerve blocks, which can effectively reduce inflammation or minimize the sensation of pain.
- Corrective care to the muscles or joints often gets to the root of the cause. Depending on the individual’s type of pain, treatment options may include: dietary changes, targeted home exercises, osteopathic manipulative medicine, chiropractic care, physical therapy or surgery.
Based on the type or cause of chronic pain, an individual may have a specialty care team consisting of: pain specialists/physiatrists
, clinical psychologists/behavioral care therapists
, physical therapists
, orthopedic surgeons
and sports medicine specialists
. Each person’s individual care team works together to not only reduce the pain, but to help the individual rediscover a life they can once again enjoy.