Pain is an uncomfortable sensation that affects physical and emotional well-being; it also influences how you live your life. At Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services in Visalia, Porterville, and Reedley, California, the team of orthopaedic surgeons offers pain management services to ease your discomfort so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy. To find out more about pain management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Pain management is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats pain conditions. This includes acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain is short-term pain resulting from an injury or surgery, and controlling this type of pain may speed-up recovery. Acute pain usually resolves within a few days or a few weeks.
If you have pain that lasts three or more months, you have chronic pain. You may develop chronic pain from an acute injury or an underlying medical condition.
Pain of any kind affects your overall health and well-being and may prevent or delay the healing process. Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services is a state-of-the-art practice that offers a wide range of treatments to help their patients, including pain management.
The team at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services understands how pain inhibits healing and health. They offer several pain management services to ease discomfort and improve quality of life, such as:
Initial pain management treatment may start with what you can do at home to reduce your discomfort. Treatment may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE); use of a brace or other assistive devices; or modifications to your usual activities.
Physical therapy is one of the most important treatments for pain management. The team at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services includes physical therapy as part of your treatment plan to ease pain, promote healing, and get you back to your usual level of activity.
The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team also provides various medications to reduce your discomfort. These might include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or nerve pain medications.
Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services also provides various injections that reduce pain and inflammation, including steroid and cortisone injections. They also have Synvisc-One®, an injection that reduces osteoarthritis knee pain for up to six months.
Anyone struggling with pain, whether acute or chronic, benefits from pain management. The team at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services treats many pain conditions, including:
The team of experts at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services works closely with you and your other health care providers to design a pain management plan that best fits your needs and goals.
To find out more about pain management, call Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services or schedule an appointment online today.