Pain management specialists play an important role as they help people deal with all different kinds of pain. Approaches can range from medications and therapy to chiropractic care and massage therapy. The range of treatments available is necessary to help address the wide range of pain problems.
If you are challenged by chronic pain, contact the East Orange pain specialists of Jersey Premier Pain at 201-386-8800 today. Chronic pain can affect your mobility and ability to function daily. We’ll schedule your first appointment to assess your condition and make recommendations to get you the pain relief you need.
Pain Management Services
Everyone experiences some kind of pain from time to time. It may follow an injury, disease, or be the result of treatment for a condition. Pain can last a short time, or it can last for months or years. When pain becomes chronic, you need the services of a pain management specialist to help develop a treatment program that gives you relief.
At Jersey Premier Pain, we have the resources to provide you with a wide range of services in one place. These services include:
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of traditional Chinese medicine. During acupuncture, the practitioner penetrates the skin with a thin, solid, metallic needle. These are then activated using specific motions or electrical stimulation. Traditional Chinese practitioners believe your body is connected by electrical pathways.
When these pathways are disrupted, pain and disease can result. Acupuncture has received considerable attention as there is historical evidence that it helps to reduce pain. One current study published in the Journal of Pain also found it is an effective treatment for chronic pain
Chiropractic Care: Chiropractic care is especially effective for people who have chronic lower back pain or neck pain. Your practitioner will do a physical examination as well as several tests to help diagnose the origin of your pain. They will then develop a treatment plan. It can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapies, and spinal manipulation.
Exercise Program: Research supports exercise as a treatment for chronic pain. Oftentimes, the pain can be caused by tissue damage or structural or tissue abnormalities that increase the sensitivity of the nervous system.
Many people avoid activity when they experience pain in an attempt to reduce flare-ups. However, this also contributes to the cycle of deconditioning and worsening pain. Exercises that are best for chronic pain include stretching, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercises such as walking, swimming, or bike riding.
Massage Therapy: There are several types of massage therapy. This includes deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, and Swedish massage. Massage therapy can help reduce the stress and tension in muscles that work overtime to protect a damaged area or arthritic joints. Reducing the irritation and stiffness in the tissue can improve circulation and the removal of waste material. This in turn helps reduce pain.
Physical Therapy: Over the years, the techniques developed in physical therapy have supported rehabilitation in the healthcare industry. Physical Therapy doesn’t treat the pain, it helps reduce the source of the pain. There is a wide range of effective treatments within physical therapy based on the source of your pain and your current mobility. Physical therapy is effective for adults and children. The therapist develops a personalized strategy using innovative therapy treatments to achieve your rehabilitation goal.
Nutritional Planning: The expression “You are what you eat” is never truer than it is in the treatment of chronic pain. Pain is often the result of persistent inflammation. Your diet can either contribute to or reduce the effects of inflammation in your body. Our pain specialists help optimize your dietary intake. This enhances your immune and endocrine systems and reduces the inflammatory response in your body.
Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy helps people regain the ability to participate in daily activities. Occupational therapists use everyday activities to help build endurance and strengthen muscles. The focus is on meeting the client’s goals to perform activities or return to work.
Causes of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be caused by several different medical conditions, including:
Herniated Spinal Disc: The bones within your spine are lined up and separated by spongy cartilage discs. These help to protect the nerves that exit through the spine and protect the bones from impact. These discs can slip out of place or become flattened through trauma. As a result, you can experience debilitating pain.
Fibromyalgia: Pain occurs most frequently in the muscles, often in the shoulders, upper arms, and upper back. The sensation of pain can range from dull and aching to sharp and stabbing. Fibromyalgia can also lead to anxiety, depression, changes in mood, migraines, and an inability to concentrate.
Osteoarthritis: This is the most common type of arthritic condition that leads to chronic pain. It’s also called “wear and tear arthritis” since many believe that it can be triggered when the cartilage that supports the large joints begins to wear down. While the damage to the joints cannot be reversed, the pain and other symptoms can often be managed.
Neuropathic Pain: This cause of chronic pain is complex and difficult to diagnose. Typically, it is triggered by tissue or nerve injury, which results in stinging, tingling, or numbness in the area affected.
Why Choose Jersey Premier Pain
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It is our goal to get you on the road to recovery so you can return to your normal activities. Our team is dedicated to serving our patients and the local community to deliver exceptional healthcare. We coordinate our efforts with your healthcare providers to ensure you receive the best care possible. We highly value our patients and their families and expect to deliver exceptional and compassionate care in a nurturing atmosphere.
Call Jersey Premier Pain Today
At Jersey Premier Pain, we never settle for simply treating pain as we strive to lead you toward meaningful rehabilitation. Call our office at 201-386-8800 to discuss your treatment options or contact us online to book an appointment and begin to manage your pain. Rest assured that we are dedicated to providing the highest-quality care to help you achieve your goals.