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Pain Management

You Don’t Have to Live With Chronic Aches & Pains

It is because of pain that you know when your body is taking damage. The whole purpose of pain is to alert you of dangers so you can take measures to make it stop. Unfortunately, not everything that can hurt you can be fixed right away. Conditions like arthritis, cancer, and lung disease require continuous treatment. Unfortunately, your body doesn’t know what you’re doing to try and fix problems like these, and it continues to send out pain signals until the situation is resolved.

The purpose of pain management treatments and therapies is to help you find relief from these pain signals caused by underlying conditions. Daily aches and pains take their toll emotionally and physically, and no one should have to suffer through these in silence. At RRH, our experienced pain management team can help you find relief.

Treatments for Chronic Pains

Pain management often involves a combination of treatments and therapies. The course of your treatment will depend on the severity of the pain you’re experiencing and what’s causing it.

Pain management treatments may include:

  • Medications – Pain relief medications can serve as a valuable source of pain relief, so long as they are used in conjunction with other treatments. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can be used in pain management. In cases of the later, your provider will provide you with specific instructions on when and how often to take them to prevent a dependency from forming.
  • Physical therapy – Physical therapy is one of the most useful tools we have in pain management. During physical therapy, you will work one-on-one with a knowledgeable rehabilitation specialist who will teach you stretches and exercises that can soothe pain and increase your range-of-motion.
  • Nerve blocks – Sometimes, stopping the pain at the source is the best way to treat it. Nerve blocks prevent damaged nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
  • Stress management – Pain can cause stress and stress can make pain work, creating an unhealthy cycle. One of the ways your body recovers from damage is through the oxygen transported throughout the body via blood. When you’re stressed, your arteries narrow and it becomes harder for blood to move around. Learning how to manage stress can be a great source of pain relief.
  • Joint injections – Inflamed joints are a common source of pain. A steroid injection in an inflamed joint can help reduce swelling and provide you with relief from the pain for several days or weeks.

These are just a few of the possible treatments that can help you find relief for pain. Finding the ideal treatment plan for you will depend on a few different factors. At RRH, our pain management specialists will work closely with you to develop the best possible treatment plan.

This service is available to patients with a physician’s referral.

Hours of Operation & Location

Located in Suite 201 at the Rural Health Clinic.

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