|What Is Pain Management|
Chronic pain affects millions of people. Even when pain is only mild it can stop you from enjoying normal daily life. When pain is intense, it can bring your daily activities to a complete stop and steal all of the pleasure from your day. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help reduce and/or stop chronic pain.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee uses a comprehensive approach to managing and treating chronic pain. By listening to the patient's history, performing a detailed physical examination and psychological assessment, reviewing past treatment records and obtaining the results of diagnostic tests and blocks we are able to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. This plan would be used to measure outcome success by looking at patient’s reduction in pain, suffering, and subsequent life disruption or improvement in quality of life.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee believes that pain management is best achieved using a multidisciplinary treatment approach. We believe that when pain management is done appropriately, a combination of techniques is employed. Treatment options include: precision injections, cognitive behavioral therapies, physical therapy, and medical management. Pain management is NOT just medical management of pain complaints.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee strictly follows the TN Board of Medical Examiner guidelines for chronic pain management.