Do you know how to manage your pain?

“Pain is a horrible sensory and emotional experience. When we focus only on the sensory facet, we fall short to understand the suffering component of the pain, which is vital to recognize because pain is not what occurs at the periphery.”

Pain can be an unbearable condition, but one can keep it under control using various ways.  Regardless of whatever pain you have whether it is due to arthritis, cancer treatments, fibromyalgia, or an old injury, you have to analyze the root cause of the pain and need to find a way to bring it under control.

What’s the best approach to control pain?

Book an appointment with a pain management doctor nearby to find out the reason of your pain and know which pain management approach is widely used effectively for it out of various existing pain management options.

Shawn Roofian

Why everyone feels Pain Differently?

Pain is real and it’s physical — there is no fault in that. But pain is calculated and specific to one person based on that person’s opinion of the pain, and that’s why everyone’s pain is dissimilar. Patients who are scared of pain, depressed, or anxious possibly will experience more pain in a different way when compared to others.

Pain Management: Treating Mind and Body

Medication

Always approach your pain both physically and emotionally.  For many people, Medication can be effective and important for chronic pain management.

Types of chronic pain medication used include:

  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), including ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Antidepressants, which can improve sleep and alleviate pain
  • Anti-seizure medications, which is effective in treating pain related to nerve damage or injury
  • Steroids, like dexamethasone and prednisone, to lighten inflammation and pain


Therapy

Therapy can be always a mixture of both the mind and the body.

For any pain management program, Physical therapy is an important one. If you do exercise by your own incorrectly, Pain can be worsened. A physical therapist can give you the right exercise routine for you. Doing exercise properly and slowly will build up your patience and lessen your pain. Also, you will not give up doing the exercise by overdoing or getting injury.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy allows you to gain knowledge of and have a better perceptive of where the pain is from, and what you can do for it.

Other pain management options

Deal with both the physical and emotional parts of pain using:

  •      TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) therapy
  •      Meditation
  •      Relaxation techniques
  •      Visual imagery, as simple as picturing a peaceful scene, for example
  •      Biofeedback, which teaches control over muscle tension, temperature, heart rate and more
  •      Heat and cold therapy
  •      Manipulation and massage


The bottom line:

“We aren’t guaranteed lives without pain”. But when chronic pain starts to annihilate your capability, then it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Seek help for your pain as soon as it becomes a problem in your life.

At Integrated Pain Management in California, Shawn Roofian, MD is a talented physician providing the Beverly Hills and Tarzana communities with chronic pain diagnosis and treatment. To reduce your chronic pain and restore your movement, call Integrated Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.

Shawn Roofian

Shawn Roofian, MD, Beverly Hills, CA
Phone (appointments): 310-926-4922 | Phone (general inquiries): 310-926-4922
Address: 8500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Shawn Roofian, MD, Tarzana, CA
Phone (appointments): 310-926-4922 | Phone (general inquiries): 310-926-4922
Address: 19228 Ventura Blvd, Suite A, Tarzana, CA 91356

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