Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics
Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics

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About Pain Management

Pain management offered at Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics helps patients from around  Lawrenceville, Hamilton and Princeton, New Jersey, or Langhorne, Pennsylvania, get relief from lasting pain. The skilled orthopaedic team offers comprehensive and personalized pain management care to improve your quality of life. Call one of the offices today to get started, or use the online tool to schedule. 

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management focuses on helping reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. It’s a medical specialty applied when you have lasting pain that doesn’t have a clear path to resolution.

Pain management can alter your life for the better. It helps you live more fully by preventing pain from overwhelming you. The Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics (MBO) providers recommend pain management so you can perform daily tasks more easily, meet obligations at home and work, and enjoy life’s moments.

What conditions benefit from pain management?

If you have a pain condition that is unable to be solved with surgery or other methods, pain management may be the best course of action.

Cases that benefit from pain management include:

  • Failed back surgery
  • Disc herniations in the lumbar and cervical spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia

Sometimes, the root cause of your pain cannot be clearly identified, and pain management is the only recourse.

What kinds of treatments are used in pain management?

Pain is a signal that something is wrong with your body. The pain management specialists at MBO have specialized training to help you deal with this pain.

Each patient experiences pain differently. Your pain management plan is customized to you, depending on the source of your pain and its severity.

Your provider may include some of the following treatments in your plan:

  • Physical therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Osteopathic Manual Therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Facet injections
  • Medication management
  • Spinal nerve root injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

These pain management interventions can give you instantaneous and relatively long-term relief from pain and weakness. 

For those who have not benefited from traditional treatments, the PM&R doctors at MBO offer cutting-edge regenerative Medicine treatments including Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy utilizing your own body’s natural healing properties to restore function and relieve pain.

What role does drug therapy play in pain management?

Over-the-counter and prescription medications are often part of a pain management plan. For some people, medication is the best method of pain relief. 

Medication does deserve close management. There is always a risk of side effects, including dependence. Medication management includes reviewing your medical history and other drugs you may be on for separate conditions. You want to avoid negative reactions or reduction of efficacy that can occur when certain drugs are combined. 

Get the pain relief you need with pain management services offered by Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics. Call the nearest location today or schedule online.