Do you live in constant chronic pain on any given day?
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Certain procedures require constant care and follow-up, but not every Doctor’s office is equipped to handle the situation from start to finish. Other Doctor’s offices may be equipped to handle the procedure, but they don’t accept many insurance companies. This can leave you paying a lot out of pocket.
Before I answer any questions, you should ask yourself a couple. Have you ever had pain that lasted so long that it never seemed to end? Are you unable to spend quality time with friends and family because of pain? Do your pain pills make it harder and harder to do the things you love? Do you feel depressed and anxious because of pain? Does it feel like you’ve tried everything but you’re still in pain? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from Pain Management. Just because it can help doesn’t mean you want to rush out and get it without knowing what it is first. That’s where I step in and answer the question, “what is Pain Management and do I need it?”
Wikipedia says Pain Management (also called pain medicine by definition), “is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.”
Doctors specializing in pain management know the complex nature of pain, and will approach the problem from several different directions. Treatment of long term pain may include pharmacologic measures, interventional procedures (epidural steroid injections), physical therapy, application of ice or heat, and psychological measures. Whatever method is used to treat your pain you can be assured that it’s always with your best interest and comfort in mind.
Now that you understand the benefits of Pain Management a little better, if you or a loved one lives in the DFW area and has answered yes to any of the questions above, contact WOLMED Back & Neck Pain Center and see how Pain Management can help you change your life.
WOL+MED recently hosted a blood drive this month that benefits the American Red Cross. Because the blood supply after the holidays is always low, the donations that were received were greatly appreciated. 13 people ended up donating a total of 13 pints of blood, which could potentially save 39 lives! To show our thanks to those who gave blood, WOL+MED donated 4 $25 gift cards. The winners of the gift cards are: (more…)
We’ve all heard it before, often accompanied by a tone of irritation: “what a pain in the neck.” Analogies and phrases like this are always used to describe something very unpleasant, because neck pain is just that – unpleasant. The degree of discomfort may always vary based on the type of injury from simply sleeping in an awkward position to sprains or even because of chronic neck pain from the result of an accident. (more…)
In 2009 more than 1.5 million people were injured in auto accidents in the US. That breaks down to a person being injured in an auto accident every 20 seconds. With so many people getting hurt every day it’s easy to forget the number of accidents occurring each year has been on a steady decline due to better education, laws and safety features for cars. While 1.5 million injuries a year is a large number, how many more people were injured and didn’t know it until it was too late to get insurance to cover it. Listed below are 7 reasons you should always see a doctor after a car wreck even if you don’t feel hurt. (more…)
Here’s the scenario, it’s been a long day at work and your back is killing you, what do you do? You first go for the medicine cabinet knowing your husband or wife keeps their leftover pain medication they had from an accident they had last year in there. Next you grab 2 aspirin because of the pounding headache you got from a stressful day at work. Last you go to the fridge and get a beer or glass of wine to take all four pills hoping to relax and alleviate the pain quickly. Does this sound familiar to you? Read the story again and see if you can find all the mistakes you made in this scenario when taking these pain medications. (more…)