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Pain Management

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, your doctor can prescribe pain medicine, other pain treatments, or psychotherapy to help with pain relief.

Headache

Common types of headache include tension headache, migraine, and cluster and sinus headache. Headache related to serious causes as bleeding in the brain or tumor require a team based approach with other tests. These needs to be diagnosed differentiated and treated accordingly.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by intense pain in eyes, lips, scalp, forehead and jaw on one side of the face. Pain is episodic shock like sometime triggered by routine daily activities. Once diagnosed can be treated effectively with medication.

Neck Pain

Neck Pain is most likely due to herniated disc, degenerative spine changes, and myopathies. Neck pain is typically aching, cramping or shooting kind of pain may radiate to the arms.

Low backache

All of us will have low backache at some point of time. Most of the people who experience low backache for first time get better in 2-6weeks. However chronic backache or recurrent backache requires special management.

Low backache caused due to
1. Wear & tear of spine called degeneration
2. These changes can occur in disc, facets joints, ligaments
3. Injuries to spine

Neurogenic pain is caused when herniated disc finches the nerve. This may cause damage the nerve and cause weakness & numbness in legs.

Herpetic Neuralgia

Herpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles, which is caused by the herpes zoster virus. Most cases of shingles clear up within a few weeks. Sometimes pain lasts long after the shingles rash and blisters have disappeared, it's called post herpetic neuralgia.

Post herpetic neuralgia affects your nerve fibers and skin, and the burning pain associated with post herpetic neuralgia can be severe enough to interfere with sleep and a sleep and appetite. The risk of post herpetic neuralgia increases with age.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder being the most mobile joints is also prone for most types of injuries and degeneration. It results in chronic pain and limitation of movement. Intra articular, peri-articular, intrabursal injection of steroid, supra scapular nerve block and trigger point injection markedly reduce pain.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome's causes, symptoms, and treatments

Neurogenic pain

It is most commonly associated with diabetes or Injury. Nerves are affect in this.

Cancer Pain

Cancer Pain is the most distressing type of pain. It is important to provide good pain relief during all stages of cancer treatment; so that the patient is comfortable. Most cancer pain is caused by the tumor pressing on bones, nerves or other organs in your body. Sometimes pain is related to your cancer treatment. For example, some chemotherapy drugs can cause numbness and tingling in your hands and feet or a burning sensation at the place where they are injected. Radiotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation.

Rheumatic Pain

Rheumatic symptoms (or rheumatism) are distinguished by the following seven characteristics: pain or discomfort, usually perceived in the vicinity of one or more joints (including the spine); pain on motion of the affected areas, soreness (to the touch) of the affected region, stiffness of the affected parts, especially after a period of immobility, symptomatic improvement after mild exercise, but worsening after vigorous exercise, symptomatic worsening in response to climatic factors, especially falling barometric pressure and rising humidity, and symptomatic improvement in response to warming the affected area(s). Not all rheumatic pain syndromes have all seven characteristics, but most will at least have the first four symptoms.

Muscle Pain

Overuse injuries -- muscle sprains, strains, and pains -- result from all sorts of assaults, small to severe.

Sciatica pain

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. In sciatica there is Pain in the leg that is worse when sitting, Burning or tingling down the leg, Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot, A constant pain on one side of the leg, A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up.

Heel Pain

Heel pain is usually focused on the underside or the back of your heel. If your pain is on the underside of your heel, its likely cause is plantar fasciitis. Pain on the back of your heel, where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone, is Achilles tendinitis. Although heel pain is rarely a symptom of a serious condition, it can interfere with your normal activities, particularly exercise.

Various techniques are available to determine the cause of pain, including pain measurement tools and imaging tests. Our Doctor will talk to you about your symptoms and ask about your history of illness, injury or surgery.

Our doctor will also perform a physical examination, and may order blood tests or X-rays. Tests used to diagnose the cause of pain may include:

  • CT or CAT scan Computed tomography (CT) or computed axial tomography (CAT) scans use X-rays and computers to produce an image of a cross-section of the body. Appointment. Most CAT scan procedures take 15-60 minutes.
  • MRIMagnetic resonance imaging produces very clear pictures of the body without the use of X-rays. This test uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce images. In most cases, an MRI takes 40 to 80 minutes, during which time several dozen images may be obtained.
  • Myelogram As in discography, during the myelogram procedure, a contrast dye will be injected into the spinal canal to enhance the diagnostic ability of X-ray. Doctors are able to see on X-ray the image of the spinal cord and can identify nerve compression caused by herniated discs or fractures.
  • EMG This procedure allows doctors to evaluate the activity of the muscles. During the procedure, very fine needles are inserted in muscles to measure the muscles response to signals from the brainor spinal cord.
  • Bone scans Bone scans are used to diagnose and monitor infection, fracture, or other disorders in the bone. During a bone scan, a small amount of radioactive material is injected into the bloodstream. The material will collect in the bones, particularly in areas with any abnormality. Scanner-generated images are sent to a computer to identify specific areas of irregular bone metabolism or abnormal blood flow.
  • Ultrasound imaging Also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, this test uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images inside the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image

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