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January 30th, 2009 No comments
Igor S asked:

Body pain is a condition experienced by most individuals once in a while. Pain management clinics help in providing total relief from pain. At Brooklyn, in New York there are a number of pain management clinics providing value added services to a wide range of patients.

Acute pain usually occurs due to physical injuries and this can be cured by proper diagnosis and treatment, whereas for chronic pain diagnosis and treatment are difficult. Pain management clinics in Brooklyn, NY utilize pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and psychological measures to relieve acute and chronic pain. These pain management clinics have medical practitioners such as anesthesiologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists for providing effective pain management. Some practitioners concentrate on pharmacologic treatment, some others focus on interventional procedures such as steroid injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators, facet joint injections, and intrathecal drug delivery system implants. Physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and chiropractors offer their services in advanced pain management clinics in Brooklyn.

Dentists for treating facial pain and specialists to help in improving relaxation are also part of pain management clinics. These practitioners coordinate to provide proper pain management. Anti-inflammatory drugs are delivered orally to relieve the pain. Some drugs are delivered transdermally, rectally or as injections. Neuro stimulation and electrical stimulation facilities are available in pain management clinics to reduce the sensation of pain. Other sophisticated devices for relieving pain are also available in these pain management clinics in Brooklyn, NY.

Physiotherapists administer appropriate exercise techniques to patients that help in controlling body movement and restoring the functions of muscles and joints. Pain management programmes in these clinics which last for 2 to 4 weeks help patients recover their overall health. Surgeries are provided for correcting the underlying problems that are causing the painful condition. Some pain management clinics in Brooklyn also make available alternative therapies which include Chinese healing methods like acupuncture.

If you are one suffering from acute or chronic pain, avail yourself of the service of a pain management clinic in Brooklyn and lead a happy and pain free life.

CORINE

January 21st, 2009 No comments
Igor Stiler asked:

Pain management is one area of medicine which has seen several technological advancements across the globe. Spurred by this global happening, chronic pain management clinics in developing countries have also begun using novel techniques in the areas of pain imaging, pain assessment, and intervention for chronic pain management.  

Chronic pain can refer to any type of pain that endures even after an injury has been healed, pain connected to any degenerative or relentless disease, long-standing pain for which the cause cannot be identified, or cancer pain. In general, pain that continues even after six months is chronic and requires treatment.

The diagnosis and treatment of a particular patient at a chronic pain management clinic usually requires the involvement of several specialists including anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, physiatrists, neurologists, and nurses. Several therapies are combined in order to at least make the patient feel more comfortable if the pain cannot be stopped, to help him/her return to work, to do away with his/her depression, and to improve his/her physical functioning. Thus, these therapies are medication, surgery, psychological counselling, therapies to stimulate the nerves, lifestyle changes, anesthesiological therapies, and rehabilitation.

Medication recommended for patients in chronic pain management clinics can vary from NSAIDS for pain that is not too bad to narcotic drugs for more severe pain. Physical therapy is one common therapeutic technique used in the management of chronic pain in such clinics. It involves training the patient to enhance his flexibility, endurance, and strength; to move in a way that is structurally correct and safe; and most importantly to handle pain. Therapeutic exercise is an important feature of physical therapy.

Another important technique used in chronic pain management clinics is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This technique provides relief for patients suffering from conditions such as arthritic pain or pain in the lower back, by the use of low-voltage electric current.

To sum up, once pain has become chronic, complete freedom from the pain is difficult. However, chronic pain management clinics, through the use of multiple techniques used in conjunction with one another, can help sufferers of chronic pain enjoy a happier and more active life.

DERICK