If you’re living with chronic pain, professional pain management is an area of medical practice that can dramatically improve your quality of life. William Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine offer comprehensive pain management to residents in and around Sarasota and Venice, Florida. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone.
Pain management is a medical specialty focused on finding ways to reduce pain and improve function. It is an interventional approach, meaning it seeks to treat symptoms using minimally invasive techniques instead of surgery.
At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine, pain management is performed using a holistic approach. This means understanding the interplay between physical, mental, emotional, and social health and wellness.
Treatments typically work to promote new tissue growth, enhance circulation, and swift healing.
For far too many years, a primary pain treatment involved prescription pain medication. Today, few families are immune from the effects of opioid addiction, and turning to prescriptions for pain relief is now understood as a risky proposition.
There may be valid reasons for short-term pain medication, but when it comes to treating chronic pain, non-pharmaceutical solutions are preferred. There is a lower risk of side effects and no risk of addiction.
At the heart of pain management is the belief that your body is better suited to heal itself than any treatment or intervention. That’s why the OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team offers therapies that seek to enhance your natural healing abilities rather than mask or override them.
Lifestyle modifications are an outstanding way to manage and reduce pain. Medically supervised weight management can help reduce stress and strain on your joints. Corticosteroid injections help reduce inflammation and temporarily relieve pain while your body heals.
Joint injections are a great way to reduce inflammation and deliver temporary pain relief. Trigger point injections help relax small areas of knotted muscle tissue. Gentle osteopathic manipulation techniques are hands-on therapies that reduce muscle tension and correct spinal alignment problems.
Medical cannabis is an outstanding treatment for chronic pain and delivers a natural remedy that researchers know is safe and effective. At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine, “Dr. Mary Jane” CBD products are used to improve many types of pain.
Radiofrequency ablation offers the chance to reduce nerve pain by using carefully controlled electrical current to alter how your nerve tissue transmits pain signals.
If you’d like more information about the role pain management can play in your quality of life, call or set up an initial consultation online today.