Pain Management

Pain Management by ThedaCare Orthopedic Care, Shoulder pain, lower back pain

Our pain specialists, or pain management doctors, are experts at diagnosing the cause of pain and then treating it. We work closely with your primary care doctor to assess the cause of the pain and find appropriate treatment options. We try to get to the root of your pain by asking you to describe the pain you are feeling in detail, explaining where it hurts, how it feels, how long it has been hurting, and what worsens or alleviates the pain.

Management of chronic pain takes time so numerous appointments are needed to find the treatment that works best. Most kinds of pain have become treatable through methods including medications, nerve blocks, physical therapy, electrical stimulations, surgery, and psychological support. The entire care journey is charted and maintained by all those who are involved with treatment to deliver a high rate of success and satisfaction.

Arm

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tendonitis

Therapy is an important aspect of treatment of almost all shoulder and arm injuries. Physical and Occupational therapists use different methods to increase strength, regain mobility, and help return patients to their pre-injury level of activity. Anti-inflammatory medicines and injections are also common during rehabilitation.

Leg

  • Hip Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Bursitis

Treatments for hip pain vary and can range from simple rest and anti-inflammatory medicines to surgery. The medical team will guide your therapy and proper recovery path.

Muscle Disorders

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain

Treatments for these muscle disorders include anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxers, exercise and physical therapy. There are many new prescription medicines available today that specifically target and treat debilitating muscle pain. Those suffering from fibromyalgia also benefit from a set sleep schedule. Myofascial pain is usually resolved within a few weeks to a month, while pain from fibromyalgia can wax and wane for years.

Neck pain

  • Disk Herniation
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Arthritis

A pinched nerve or sprains and strains of the neck muscles can be successfully treated anti-inflammatory medicines and physical therapy. However, pain radiating down the arm may signify a more serious injury to the nerve and require further treatment. In more severe cases, a thorough exam is preformed and a treatment course will be determined accordingly. Recovery times vary from a couple of weeks to many months.

Back Pain

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Arthritis

Nearly 80% of the population suffers from some form of back pain. Treatments can range from anti-inflammatory medicines, muscle relaxers and therapy to injections and surgery. With proper care and treatment most back pain resolves itself within six weeks. More complicated cases, including sciatica and herniated disks, require further diagnosis and treatments.