Legitimate pain management patients should not have to feel embarrassed seeking proper treatment.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 23, 2011
Pain management in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Approximately one third of the America population deals with chronic pain annually, which amounts to over 100 million people according to the Institute of Medicine. Arizona pain doctors such as those at Preferred Pain Center in Arizona offer comprehensive options to help patients minimize their pain, and this includes medication management for those in legitimate need.
Finding treatment as a patient in chronic pain can be very difficult. The reason is there are only a select amount of Arizona pain management centers willing to treat patients in need of chronic medication management. Most pain doctors are willing to perform interventional pain management procedures on patients, but a much smaller percentage are willing to maintain their medications as well.
Preferred Pain Center has recently added multiple additional treatment options including massage therapy along with manipulation under anesthesia to help patients improve their function and minimize narcotic use. According to CEO David Greene, "Our Center noticed this problem at inception, that too few pain doctors in Arizona were interested in handling medications and too few pain centers were offering comprehensive options. It's simply better, modern pain management."
At Preferred Pain Center, patients are reviewed on an individual basis to determine those treatments that are in their best interest. If medications are deemed to be an effective chronic treatment, it can be handled. In addition, the center offers numerous options for pain relief including PT/rehab, spinal decompression treatment, Phoenix chiropractor treatment, massage, interventional Phoenix pain management, along with manipulation under anesthesia. It may be one treatment that “does the trick”, or it may be a few that help reduce pain and the need for opioids.
This Arizona pain clinic also offers a 24 Hour Guarantee, meaning patients are guaranteed to be seen within one business day at the Rehab center location. This will allow patients to get their pain treatment started sooner rather than later as is often the case with pain patients.
The Institute of Medicine came out with a survey this year showing that the new paradigm for pain management should involve comprehensive treatment. "There are too many pain management clinics in America operating as “pill mills” and do not truly work with the patient to understand what would work best for them individually," stated Greene. He added, "Patients come to pain clinics with individualized reasons for their debilitating pain. They may have gone through failed back surgery, degenerative disc disease, post-traumatic arthritis pain, etc."
The best option is to treat the patient with a collaborative approach utilizing medical providers from different backgrounds including the MD or DO pain doctor, Phoenix chiropractors, physical therapists, and others.
The epidemic of pain in America is not going away anytime soon. Patient should not feel ostracized because they have to live in chronic pain and try to find a provider to help them get through the day. It can be embarrassing and demeaning to be treated like a drug seeker if in fact the pain is legitimate and in need of narcotic assistance. When patients actively participate in their pain management it shows that they are not abusing the system but trying to simply reduce their pain and become more active members of society.
A center such as Preferred Pain Center with pain management doctors in Arizona may be able to help with your chronic pain call today at 602-507-6550 to make your appointment.
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