Pain can get the best of you and make it difficult to work or care for your family. If you have chronic back or neck pain that lasts for six months or more, you can find help at St. Mary’s Family Clinic. Remi Thomas, FNP, provides integrative pain management services to treat pain from fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and other painful conditions. Available treatments include medications, steroid injections, and minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation to keep your pain from worsening. Call the office in Carrollton, Texas, to schedule a pain management consultation or book an in-office or virtual appointment online today.
Pain management focuses on therapies to reduce chronic pain that lasts for longer than six months. The pain can result from injuries or underlying conditions, like neuropathy (nerve-related pain) and fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread body pain.
You may also benefit from pain management services if you have sciatica or a herniated disc that leads to chronic back or neck pain and mobility issues.
St. Mary’s Family Clinic offers comprehensive pain management services to get your pain under control and improve your overall mobility. A range of holistic, integrative treatments is available to meet your needs and your condition.
Without treatment, chronic pain can worsen and become debilitating. Untreated pain can also increase your risk for mental health issues like anxiety and depression and make it difficult for you to care for yourself and your family.
You should schedule a pain management appointment at St. Mary’s Family Clinic if you have back pain, neck pain, or knee pain that doesn’t resolve with home care and over-the-counter medications. Neuropathic pain, whether from diabetes or another cause, also requires an exam for pain management services.
St. Mary’s Family Clinic provides diagnostic testing services to identify the cause of your pain. Comprehensive physical exams assess your mobility and the severity of your pain.
Based on the results of your testing, your provider determines which therapies will provide long-lasting pain relief. Through in-office or virtual appointments, you receive continued monitoring of your progress with treatment to ensure your pain is well-controlled.
At St. Mary’s Family Clinic, customized treatment plans are available to reduce pain, such as back, neck, or knee pain, and prevent it from worsening. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include:
Prescription-strength pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can relieve pain from a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. There are also medications that can address neuropathy and fibromyalgia.
If oral medications don’t relieve sciatica or arthritis pain, you may benefit from steroid injections. These injections deliver an anti-inflammatory medication directly into your spine or joint to reduce inflammation.
In addition to medications, you may benefit from physical therapy to relieve pressure on nerves and strengthen the muscles that support your spine and joints.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to destroy nerve fibers in damaged nerves. That prevents pain signals in the nerve from traveling to your brain to provide long-lasting pain relief.
St. Mary’s Family Clinic may also recommend lifestyle and dietary changes that support your overall health and prevent inflammation.
Call St. Mary’s Family Clinic to schedule a pain management consultation or book an appointment online today.