The focus of a pain clinic is to treat pain in order to reduce it to a manageable level so you can comfortably continue the activities you need or love to do. Pain treatment focuses not only on relieving immediate pain, but also on treating the source of the pain to alleviate or even prevent future pain.
Medication for Pain Treatment
While it is true that medication is often the first step in relieving pain, it is not an effective long-term treatment meant to address the source of your pain. Medication is simply a stopgap or complementary measure to alleviating chronic pain. While medication may seem to solve the problem initially, it is not actually treating the cause, but rather allowing you to function at a higher level by minimizing pain levels. Medication is not a treatment in and of itself and is often accompanied by undesirable side effects. In order to achieve true relief from pain, the source must be addressed.
Treating Pain at the Source
The causes of chronic pain may be physical, emotional, or a combination of both. Ideally, effective pain relief treatment must directly address the physical or emotional source of your pain, which may be suppressed but cannot be remedied through medication. In cases of physical pain, therapy, surgery, and other treatments can promote healing and permanent pain reduction without the continuing need for medication. If pain is caused by emotional or mental trauma, targeting these issues psychologically is the only way to treat the actual source of the pain, addressing the cause rather than only the symptoms.
For the best in effective pain management and treatment, visit Pain & Wellness Center of Peabody. Our experienced, compassionate staff will not only help you manage your pain, but also target the source of the problem for long-term treatment. Check us out on the web or call (978) 826-7230 to learn more.