When you have a chronic pain condition, learning how to manage your pain effectively can make a significant difference in your life. Wadid Zaky, MD, of Delmarva Spine & Pain in Berlin, Maryland, and Ocean View, Delaware is board-certified in pain management and offers comprehensive support and treatments for chronic pain. With Dr. Zaky's help, you can find the right combination of therapies and look forward to a life that isn't ruled by pain. To benefit from expert pain management services, call Delmarva Spine & Pain or book an appointment online today.
Pain management combines a wide variety of treatments that work to reduce the severity of chronic pain. Pain management programs at Delmarva Spine & Pain enable you to lead a happier, more active life despite the discomfort and other symptoms your condition causes.
Many types of chronic pain conditions are incurable, but Dr. Zaky offers a comprehensive selection of therapies to help you manage your pain.
Numerous conditions could benefit from pain management, including:
For most patients, the least invasive approaches to treating pain are usually successful. Modifying your activities gives your damaged tissues time to heal, and medications can ease your pain, reduce inflammation, and decrease muscle tension.
Physical therapy is vital to keep you moving, build up your strength, and help the tissues repair themselves. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can also boost tissue regeneration.
Therapeutic massage and treatments like ultrasound and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can be soothing. In addition, you might benefit from making some changes in your life, such as losing weight and being more active.
Other treatments that might be necessary for patients whose pain persists include:
Epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, and steroid joint injections can provide longer-term pain reduction with their powerful anti-inflammatory effects. These injections might also contain a local anesthetic for immediate pain relief, although this is short-lived.
Trigger point injections are similar but go into knotted areas of muscle.
These procedures treat vertebral compression fractures in the spine caused by osteoporosis. Dr. Zaky injects bone cement into the damaged vertebrae in both, but with kyphoplasty, he first raises the compressed side of the bone by inflating a small balloon inside your spine.
Radiofrequency ablation involves directing radio wave energy into selected nerves to disable them.
A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device you control that delivers electrical pulses to your spinal nerves. These pulses reduce pain by scrambling the signals going from your nerves to your brain. Dr. Zaky also uses peripheral nerve stimulation for other areas of your body.
To find out about these and other effective pain management solutions, call Delmarva Spine & Pain today or book an appointment online.