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Chronic Pain Specialist

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine -  - Interventional Pain Management

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL

More than 20% of people in the United States suffer from chronic pain. That type of pain affects their quality of life, increasing the risk of opioid dependence and poor mental health. At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, William J Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic pain. They conduct comprehensive evaluations to find the root cause of your pain and develop a plan to fix it. For a holistic approach to chronic pain treatment, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is ongoing pain that lasts six or more months. Pain is a signal your body uses to let you know something is wrong. Most pain is acute and resolves within a few days or a few weeks after the initial injury or condition heals.

Chronic pain is different. It’s a type of pain that continues long after the initial injury or condition heals. Some people also develop chronic pain without any underlying injury.

The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team takes a holistic approach to chronic pain, offering conservative, interventional, and regenerative medicine treatments that heal your body, ease discomfort, and restore function. 

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain may develop from an acute injury, a degenerative condition, or an underlying health problem. 

Chronic back pain, for example, may occur after an injury from a bad fall or lifting something too heavy. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes joint pain. Cancer and cancer treatment may also result in chronic pain.

There are also health conditions that cause chronic pain, including:


  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neuropathy


Chronic pain may stress the body causing muscle tension, fatigue, and limited mobility. It may also affect your emotional well-being, leading to anxiety and depression. 

What can I expect during a chronic pain evaluation?

When you visit OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine for a chronic pain evaluation, you can expect a thorough exam. The team first conducts a comprehensive chart review and performs diagnostic testing to find the underlying cause of your ongoing pain. 

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine provides care for chronic pain sufferers from all over the United States. They help people with undiagnosed and misdiagnosed chronic pain conditions get the care they need. 

How is chronic pain treated?

The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team creates individualized multidisciplinary treatment plans for chronic pain based on the underlying cause of your discomfort. The pain management specialists offer interventional and regenerative medicine treatments, including:


  • Steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Intra-articular hip injection
  • Radiofrequency treatments
  • Suprapatellar aspiration
  • Tibial bone cyst aspiration
  • Knee injection
  • Paravertebral nerve block
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Parascapular injection
  • Trigger finger injections
  • Cubital tunnel or ulnar nerve block
  • Sural nerve block
  • Tarsal tunnel injection
  • Advanced platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Fluid Flow 
  • Personalized durable medical equipment (DME)


The pain specialists may also recommend the No + Pain intravenous (IV) infusion to treat chronic pain conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain.

Whether you have chronic neck pain, back pain, knee pain, or hip pain, the team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine can help. Call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today. 

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