At Panorama, our goal is to help people feel better. To do that, we try conservative treatments first, whenever possible, prior to pursuing surgery. We understand patients may need a variety of options to help them heal. That’s why we have an entire team of experts devoted to using proven methods of pain management to help patients improve function and reduce pain.
Panorama’s unique approach to care emphasizes many options. approach optimizes the ability of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, radiology technicians and specialty-trained physical therapists to collaborate and provide a more comprehensive and thoughtful care plan for each patient. This highly integrated care model helps ensure the best results.
Pain Management specialists use a two-pronged approach to treating pain: Short –term treatment with injections and properly dosed anti-inflammatory medications helps to relieve the pain so that patients can focus on correcting the more long-term biomechanical issues that may have caused the pain.
Pain management doctors have several types of injections in their toolbox – from diagnostic injections to ultrasound and fluoroscopic-guided injections, intra-articular steroid injections, and soft tissue injections. They can ease the pain in muscles, tendons, and ligaments, provide nerve blocks and address back, neck and SI joint pain.
- Strengthening the muscles, correcting posture or changing movement patterns often addresses long-term biomechanical changes. That can help get the body properly aligned and functioning in an optimal manner. Often, physical therapy is an important part of rehabilitation for patients who have pain related to weakness, or injury.
At Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center our entire team takes a holistic approach to pain management. One that encourages a healthy lifestyle, diet, general fitness, sleep quality and stress management, as these are all important parts of managing pain. We want to make sure each patient understands the components that lead to long-term success so that they can build a healthy momentum.