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Pain Management Specialist

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

Spine & Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Valdosta, GA

Pain is an unpleasant sensation your body uses to let you know something is wrong and may occur after an injury, surgical procedure, or due to an underlying disease. Pain management is an area of medicine that focuses on helping patients get relief from their pain. At Valdosta Orthopedic Associates in Valdosta, Georgia, the team includes specialists in pain management who take a proactive approach, focusing on the underlying cause of your pain, so you get long-term relief. Call the office or book an appointment online to schedule your pain management consultation today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a specialized area of medicine that helps patients find the right treatments and therapies to relieve their pain.

Pain is a nervous system signal your body uses to let you know something is wrong. You may experience pain after an injury or surgical procedure, but pain may also develop from an underlying condition that affects the structure or function of your musculoskeletal system.

Pain may be acute, lasting a few days or a few weeks, or chronic, lasting three or more months. Whether your pain is acute or chronic, the team at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates can help. 

Am I a candidate for pain management?

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates is a full-service orthopedic practice. The team includes orthopedic physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the spine and musculoskeletal system. 

You may be a candidate for their pain management services if you suffer from:

  • Joint pain
  • Hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates are leaders in joint pain and provide treatments that focus on helping you get your life back. 

What happens during a pain management consultation?

Your pain management expert asks detailed questions about your pain, including when it started, any injury or accident that initiated the pain, the type of symptoms you experience, and activities that make your pain worse or better.

Your provider reviews your medical and surgical history and asks about your typical day and activities. They perform a physical and run in-office diagnostic imaging, such as a digital X-ray or open MRI, to confirm or rule out a suspected cause of your pain. 

What are pain management treatments?

At Valdosta Orthopedic Associates, the skilled team offers many pain management treatment options. They develop personalized plans based on the cause of your pain.

Treatment for your pain may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator

When medical interventions fail to alleviate your pain, the team may recommend surgical intervention. The type of surgery you need may depend on the source of your pain.

For joint pain, the team may perform joint replacement surgery. For neck or back pain, they offer spine surgery, such as a laminectomy or spinal decompression. 

Pain affects every aspect of your life, but help is available. Call Valdosta Orthopedic Associates or book an appointment online today to schedule your pain management consultation.