FAQ’s on Pain Medication Management
If you add up those afflicted by cancer, diabetes, and coronary heart disease (including stroke, heart attack, and chest pain) you would only get 60% of the total of those suffering from chronic pain, reports The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies.
A tremendous health problem has hit our society hard, resulting in a severe emotional and financial toll on patients and their families, in addition to the actual costs of lost labor wages and productivity and health care increases. The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) estimates the average direct and indirect cost of pain in the US per year topples over 600 billion, that’s an average of almost $2000 for every person living in the United States!
Every year millions of Americans suffer from acute or chronic pain. Most pain can be controlled or relieved by a Board Certified Virginia pain management doctor. A patient shouldn’t have to accept pain as a part of daily life.
If left untreated, pain can have a detrimental effect on the quality of a patient’s life. To treat this pain and to help manage the medication used for treatments are pain management specialists, such as the experts at Pain Centers of the Blue Ridge.
Pain Centers of the Blue Ridge has four locations for treatment including Roanoke, Lynchburg, Wytheville and Alleghany Highlands.
Call (844) 482-7246 for more information and scheduling today.
Pain management specialists, what do they do?
Our pain management specialists are specially trained providers in the field of medicine of pain certified to evaluate, diagnose, and treat all types of discomfort. This includes acute pain, chronic pain, disease-related pain (such as cancer) or pain from an injury. Our specialists use diagnostic testing and are skilled at pain relieving procedures such as nerve injections, blocks, or related interventional techniques.
Our Pain management specialists also keep current on the newest updates in the field of pain medication management and the complex nature of effectively treating a patient’s symptoms, while being safe and complying with all state and federal regulations. Each patient presents an individual set of needs and no two therapeutic programs are alike.
What is chronic pain?
In America, 100 million adults have chronic pain conditions. While acute pain is a sudden trauma or onset of conditions, most pain management specialists interact with sufferers of chronic pain. Chronic pain is a persistent pain lasting over 3 months, or pain that has not responded after an initial injury. It may also be related to a disease or condition. In some cases there may be no injury or body trauma present, but pain can come with age as our bodies wear and develop arthritis.
Why do we need pain medication management?
In the last 2 years, ER visits have doubled in relation to non-medical use of prescription drugs. In the US, they are the 2nd most abused category of drug. 60% of the drugs used among seniors in high school are prescription drugs.
Due to the prevalence of chronic pain and the epidemic it is becoming, and with the potential for dependence or misuse of medication, our expert pain medicine management specialists can assist you with monitoring and administering the correct treatment dosages. Your treatment program will be individualized for an effective recovery or safe maintenance in a long term program.
Pain Centers of the Blue Ridge serve Roanoke, Lynchburg, Wytheville Alleghany Highlands, Chatham, Blacksburg, Appomattox, Danville, Martinsville, Bedford, Covington, Lexington and surrounding areas.
For the top pain management treatment in Virgina, simply fill out the contact form on the page or call (844) 482-7246 for assistance!