Facts and Studies on Pain Management
- Pain patients are very interested in additional information about how to manage
- Information about how to manage, treat and otherwise cope with their pain.
Offering hope, pain management information, referrals and treatment options are welcomed. (A 2007 survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)).
A 2002 study by The National Health Care advisory board found that only 36% of hospitals across the nation maintain pain management programs.
Today's technology has increased surgery survivors and a larger elderly population over the last 10 years. The introduction of new procedures has proven to enhance the lives of those suffering from chronic pain.
- According to a Los Angeles Times article (Marsa, 8/2/01), several barriers to effective pain management still exist. The healthcare industry has been slow to recognize the substantial cost effectiveness of a pain management program. Challenges imposed by Medicare remain a barrier as well.
Disc Herniation and Spinal Stenosis
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/RSD
Arthritis Pain - Rheumatoid and Osteo
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Migraine and Tension Headaches
Fibromyalgia / Myofascial Pain
Low Back Pain
Post Surgical Pain
SI Joint Dysfunction
Diagnostic Testing and Interventional Procedures
Atlantoxial Joint Block
Celiac Plexus Block
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
Intercostal Nerve Block
Occipital Nervce Blocks
Percutaneous Disc Decompression
Psoas, Quadratus Lumborum and Piriformis
Suprascapular Nerve Block
Sacroiliac Joint Injections (SI)
Sympathetic Nerve Block
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Transforaminal Epidural Steriod
Trigiminal Nerve Blocks
Trigger Point Injections