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Acute Pain Management

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Dallas Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Sleep Medicine located in Dallas, TX

Pain is personal. The root cause of pain — and what brings relief from it — differs between individuals, so it only makes sense that your treatment plan is customized for you. At Dallas Family Medicine, the specialists focus on acute pain relief with a variety of top pain management techniques. Schedule a consultation online or call the office in Dallas, Texas, to find personalized pain management that works for you.

Acute Pain Management Q & A

What is acute pain management?

Every person experiences pain differently. Some people have high pain tolerances while others are more sensitive to pain, but one thing is always true: pain is a sign from your body that something isn’t right.

Acute pain typically comes on suddenly, and it’s the result of something specific. Undergoing surgery or suffering an injury are two of the most common causes of acute pain. The pain can be severe, and acute pain management focuses on minimizing discomfort and promoting healing.

The team at Dallas Family Medicine is dedicated to providing quality pain care for people of all ages. They work with patients to understand the cause of their pain and find ways to manage it and improve their quality of life.

What are my pain management options?

Over-the-counter pain medication or prescription medication can be effective in relieving acute pain, but the team also offers a range of other treatments that include:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a customizable treatment for acute pain that doesn’t rely on medication. If you’re suffering acute musculoskeletal pain, physical therapy could reduce pain and build strength in the affected area.

Your therapist guides you through targeted exercises that strengthen your body, increase flexibility and mobility, and minimize pain.

Trigger point injections

Myofascial trigger points are sensitive nerve bundles found in muscles. Trigger points can cause intense musculoskeletal pain, and trigger point injections deliver medication directly to the nerves sending the pain signals.

Trigger point injections may include a local anesthetic, a corticosteroid, or botulinum toxin A, depending on your needs.

Joint injections

Joint inflammation from arthritis or injuries like tendonitis and bursitis can cause significant pain and limit your mobility. Joint injections are similar to trigger point injections, but your doctor places the needle directly into your joint.

Joint injections can include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, or other types of medication.

Can osteopathic manipulation help me?

Osteopathic manipulation is a type of hands-on treatment to relieve pain. Depending on your pain condition, your doctor may recommend osteopathic manipulation alongside other pain management techniques.

In an osteopathic manipulation session, your doctor moves your muscles and joints using a variety of stretching, resistance, and pressure techniques. Osteopathic manipulation can relieve acute musculoskeletal pain and reduce your need for pain medication.

Personalized pain management can make a difference. Partner with Dallas Family Medicine to find relief from acute pain in a way that works for you. Call the office or request an appointment online.

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