Chronic pain affects about 86 million American adults to some degree. Left untreated, this can lead to several critical physical, emotional and social problems.
Pain Medicine is a mutlidisciplinary team effort often involving the patient's primary care physician or other treating doctor, and specialists in physical medicine, pain management, anesthesiology, radiology, psychiatry, psychology, oncology, nursing, physical therapy, complimentary alternative medicine, and other fields.
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After initial pain assessment, Sreenadha Vattam, MD can recommend various available pain treatments that are suitable for your situation.
Sreenadha Vattam MD, is an expert at diagnosing why you are having pain as well as treating the pain itself. Some of the more common pain problems we manage include: back and neck pain, cancer pain, nerve pain, arthritis, migraine headaches, shingles, sciatica.
We also manage pain caused by surgery, a severe illness or a serious injury. Examples include: failed back surgery syndrome, pain after a knee joint replacement, pain during recovery from a car accident, pain after hip replacement surgery, pain following stomach or chest surgery, or pain associated with cancer treatments.
- Address and treat associated symptoms and behaviors such as insomnia, social withdrawal, depression, sexual dysfunction
- Reduce the amount of time pain is experienced and its severity
- Rehabilitate and restore function
- Provide cost effective care and minimize reliance on health care resources
- Treat the source of pain using precise radiologic imaging techniques
We are not using methylprednisolone in our practice. We do not buy the medications from compounding Pharmacy. We buy medications directly from the manufacturers. We are using Kenalog (Triamcinolone ) in our practice, which we buy from Bristor-Myers Company. At present we (our patients) do not have any risk from epidural Steroid injections. Remember safety is our number one priority.
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