Vantage Medical Associates, P.C.
A Multi-specialty Medical Group located in Far Rockaway, NY
Reducing pain isn’t always easy, but lots of advanced treatments are available today that make it possible. At Vantage Medical Associates, P.C. in Far Rockaway, New York, the experienced team can help you manage neck, back, and joint pain and any complications that come with that pain. To start exploring your options for personalized pain management, call Vantage Medical Associates PC today or book a consultation online.
Pain Management Q&A
What is pain management?
Pain management is a combination of services with the common goal of helping make your daily life with chronic or acute pain more manageable. Since unmanaged or mismanaged pain can affect your work, energy, sleep, and relationships, it’s essential to work with your providers to build a plan that works for you.
Effective pain management doesn’t look the same for everyone. After a careful exam, the team at Vantage Medical Associates PC makes or confirms a diagnosis. They might use diagnostic tools like blood tests or imaging procedures to reach a diagnosis or to rule out other possible causes and contributing factors of your pain.
Once the team makes a diagnosis, they create your personalized pain management plan that meets your preferences and needs. There are lots of in-office procedures, medications, and rehab choices for managing your pain. You might need to try a few different combinations before finding one that works best.
Who can benefit from pain management?
Pain is a valuable sensation. It helps you know when something is wrong in your body that you need to take care of. For example, pain tells you when to remove your hand from a hot surface or get help when you’ve broken a bone.
But ongoing or severe pain goes beyond the scope of benefiting you. Finding a way to deal with it becomes crucial. You should come in for a pain management consultation at Vantage Medical Associates PC if you experience:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Low back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Leg pain
Chances are, there are lots of ways to relieve your pain that you might not have considered on your own. With help from the Vantage Medical Associates PC team, you can ease your pain and improve your mobility, sleep, and energy level.
What pain management services are available?
Vantage Medical Associates PC offers many pain management services and procedures, including injections, implanted devices, medications, and other kinds of treatment.
Your individualized pain management plan involves some combination of these treatments:
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Neurolytic blocks
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Intrathecal drug delivery system implants
- Pulsed radiofrequency
- Nerve ablation
- Medication management
Procedures and treatments like these can often help you avoid surgery. Others can reduce your need for medications, especially those with potential side effects and complications.
It’s essential that you follow your plan closely, come in for regular follow-up visits, and report any unusual side effects caused by your treatment.
If you experience ongoing pain and can’t find relief, call Vantage Medical Associates PC today or request an appointment online.
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