Pain Management Medicine Specialist

CHW Cares

Medical Center & Comprehensive Dentistry located in Washington Heights, New York, NY

Pain management medicine offers lasting relief for joint pain, back pain, and headaches that don’t experience any improvement from your attempts at home. CHW Cares, a multi-specialty practice in Washington Heights, Manhattan, provides diagnostic testing and individualized pain management plans, including cortisone shots, acupuncture, and other treatments to their New York City patients.

Pain management medicine Q & A

What is pain management medicine?

Pain management is a subsection of medicine that helps you overcome or reduce discomfort. Relieving pain can positively affect your overall well-being, including better sleep, more energy, and improved mobility. 

CHW Cares offers individualized care for chronic and acute pain, with several treatment options available. 

The team evaluates your pain using blood tests, imaging tests, and physical examinations in the office. Then, they work with you to determine which procedures or medications align with your treatment goals and personal preferences. 

What are my options for pain management?

CHW Cares doesn’t just send you off with medication in the hopes that it’ll provide long-term relief. While medication management may be a part of your treatment plan, they also offer in-office pain management treatments and services like:

Cortisone shots

Cortisone shots are pain relief injections that can lower inflammation in specific, targeted regions. The team often uses cortisone shots to treat joint pain in the hips, elbows, knees, shoulders, or spine. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a rehabilitative process after an injury, surgery, or medical condition with widespread effects. In addition to pain relief, physical therapy can restore your mobility and strength. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapeutic Eastern medicine treatment. Research shows its benefits for chronic pain and inflammation, among other symptoms. It involves fine needles that your practitioner inserts at pressure points at various depths. 

Lifestyle changes

Making simple changes to your routine at home can make a significant difference for your chronic or acute pain. The CHW Cares team might suggest changing your diet, getting more rest, or working on your posture. 

Can I benefit from pain management medicine?

Pain relief injections, physical therapy, and other pain management strategies are beneficial in treating many types of acute and chronic pain. The CHW Cares team creates individualized pain management plans for pain that you can’t relieve at home. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bursitis
  • Headaches
  • Spine injuries

The CHW Cares team welcomes you to the office for follow-up appointments. They can also adjust your medication dosages during these visits or prescribe new medications if you do not see results. 

At any point, the CHW Cares team can change your pain management plan to better fit your needs and help you reach your treatment goals.

 

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