You don’t have to live with pain.
Our pain management doctors in Randolph, NJ specialize in diagnosing and treating all kinds of acute, chronic and complex musculoskeletal pain, using individual pain management plans tailored to your specific condition, for patients throughout Morris County.
These treatment plans integrate advanced pain management techniques and when helpful, the expertise of other pain relief specialists like physical therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists.
They’re also accustomed to working hand-in-hand with the rest of your healthcare team, which is especially helpful when your pain is related to other health issues.
When to see a pain management doctor
If pain is interfering with your ability to enjoy life and do the things you need and want to do, see one of our pain management physicians.
Pain can nearly always be lessened and often eliminated, whether it’s due to trauma, injury, or other health issues like fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRP). In fact, even if the root cause can’t be determined, your pain can still be treated.
Severe and persistent pain related to injury or trauma
If your pain is unusually severe or persistent for the kind of injury or trauma you experienced, your pain management doctor’s first priority will be to confirm that your pain is consistent with your health status and that nothing more serious is going on.
Then, the focus will shift to lasting pain relief so you can fully participate in physical therapy, chiropractic therapy or other rehabilitation, so you feel better and get back to normal as quickly as you can.
Chronic pain caused by other serious health issues
If you’re suffering from a health issue that causes debilitating or widespread regional or whole-body pain, seeing a pain specialist is the single most helpful step you can take to improve your day-to-day quality of life. Your pain management physician will assess the underlying causes of your pain and develop an individualized plan that reduce and ideally, eliminates, your chronic day-to-day pain.
Since chronic pain levels associated with other health issues often fluctuate, a good individualized pain management plan includes intensive therapies for periods when pain is at its worst as well as prevention therapies for periods when pain is least severe. It also focuses on identifying triggers which worsen pain so that you can methodically avoid them or develop workarounds.
Assessment and treatment
Pain evaluations usually include these factors:
- Physical exams, lab results, and imaging results
- Nerve conduction tests and other assessments of neurological and musculoskeletal function
- Your personal and family medical history
- Discussion of your health and life priorities and related lifestyle considerations
Once your pain specialist has completed your assessment, he’ll review personalized treatment options with you so you can decide together on the best next steps.
Treatment plans vary by condition and patient. For example, if you’re a serious athlete you may want aggressive treatment for your pain, where someone with a less active lifestyle may prioritize avoiding possible side-effects over the quickest possibility of recovery. Once you both agree on next steps, you’ll probably receive your first treatment during your initial appointment.
How soon will I feel better? Will treatment hurt?
Depending upon your specific situation, you may experience immediate relief, or you may experience relief over time as their treatment progresses. Your pain management specialist will talk with you upfront about what to expect, and answer any questions you have.
Some treatments can be briefly uncomfortable. Your pain management doctor will often use local numbing agents during treatment to minimize any discomfort. You should never experience sharp, stabbing or acute pain during or after treatment, however. If you do, contact your doctor immediately for guidance.
Pain management techniques
Pain management physicians use advanced therapies to diagnose and treat chronic pain, including:
- Specialized diagnostic procedures like discography
- Prescription medications, both traditional pain medications and other drugs which help reduce pain
- Neural stimulation of selected nerves to reactivate the body’s ability to respond properly to pain
- Nerve block procedures that quiet nerve signals from injured or irritated nerves during healing
- Joint injections including trigger point injections and steroid treatments to reduce inflammation
- Deactivation of chronically painful nerves with radio-frequency ablation
- Disc and spine surgery including kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty spinal stabilization cement and implant procedures
Your pain doctor may also refer and coordinate your pain care with a chiropractic physician, physical therapist, biofeedback therapist, cognitive-behavioral therapist, massage therapist, or acupuncturist to complete your recovery and address continuing pain.
How can Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness treat my pain?
Do you already know your diagnosis and the kind of treatment you need?
Just schedule a prompt appointment with the appropriate specialty.
Not sure what’s wrong, how to treat it, or prior therapies haven’t helped?
We offer two options: