LA Pain Doctor
Pain Management Specialists located in Metairie, Laplace, Harvey, New Orleans, and Luling, LA
Everyone has a unique experience of pain, and the way your body perceives pain at one point may be very different at another point in time. Pain management provides a customized approach that acknowledges the fact that your pain is as individual as you are, and Firas Hijazi, MD, Satvik Munshi, MD, and the team at LA Pain Doctor in Metairie, LaPlace, Harvey, and New Orleans, Louisiana, are here to help. Book your appointment today online or over the phone.
Pain Management Q & A
What are some different types of pain?
There are many different ways to talk about pain. One approach is to examine how and when pain originates. Acute pain comes on suddenly, and is often caused by an injury.
Chronic pain tends to develop slowly, and can occur due to degenerative conditions and a wide range of illnesses. Breakthrough pain is a sudden type of pain that happens when the effects of your pain medication wear off.
Another way to categorize pain is by the source. Nerve pain happens when your nerve tissue is damaged. Referred pain is felt in one part of your body but originates in another. Visceral pain happens when an organ sustains damage. Somatic pain begins when the pain receptors in your tissues are stimulated.
Determining the type of pain you are living with is one of the first steps in finding relief.
What role does medication play in pain management?
Medications can go a long way toward managing pain, especially in the case of severe, acute pain or pain that originates from a surgical procedure or traumatic injury. It is an excellent option for managing short-term pain.
In the case of chronic pain, however, medication is not always the best approach. Drug therapy can lessen your experience of pain, but it comes with a lengthy list of potential side effects. Addiction is one of the most serious dangers.
Drug therapy also does nothing to address the primary source of your pain. It simply masks your discomfort for a specific period of time. Finding a way to treat the root cause of pain is the focus of the LA Pain Doctor team.
What types of pain management treatments are available?
When you work with a team of skilled pain management professionals, you can rest assured you will have access to cutting-edge treatments using state-of-the-art technology. Some of the available options include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- DIsc denervation
- Dekompressor discectomy
- Cervical radiofrequency neurotomy
- Ganglion impar block
- Intrathecal pump implant
- Trigger point injections
These are just a few of the advanced treatment options available from the team at LA Pain Doctor. To learn more about how the practice approaches pain management, or to begin your own journey away from daily pain, schedule a personalized consultation online or by phone today.