top of page
Abstract Background

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Our clinic will be accepting new patients with both acute painful conditions and those suffering from chronic pain. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to help alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.  Although there is no cure for chronic pain, it can be more manageable with the guidance of a physical medicine and rehab physician. We encourage you to reach out to us to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a more comfortable life.

If you are a new patient and have an appointment scheduled for chronic pain management, I encourage you to prepare by reading the menu items above.  Starting off with an organized plan can maximize your success.

TYPES OF PAIN

Types of Pain Algorithm

TERMS

ALLODYNIA

Pain due to a stimulus that does not normally provoke pain.

ANALGESIA

Absence of pain in response to stimulation which would normally be painful.

CAUSALGIA

Syndrome of sustained burning pain, allodynia, and hyperpathia after a traumatic nerve lesion.

DYSESTHESIA

      An unpleasant abnormal sensation, whether spontaneous or evoked.

HYPERALGESIA

     Increased pain from a stimulus that normally provokes pain.

HYPERESTHESIA

     Increased sensitivity to stimulation, excluding the special senses.

HYPERPATHIA

 A painful syndrome characterized by an abnormally painful reaction to a stimulus.

HYPOALGESIA

  Diminished pain in response to a normally painful stimulus.

HYPOESTHESIA

  Decreased sensitivity to stimulation, excluding the special senses.

INTERDISCIPLINARY

       Multiple specialists working together at once, as a team, such as an inpatient rehab facility.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

        Multiple specialists treating the same patient, but treating at separate facilities.

MULTIMODAL

Concurrent use of separate therapeutic interventions with different mechanisms of actions.

NEURALGIA

Pain in the distribution of a nerve or nerves.

NEURITIS

Pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system.

NEUROPATHIC PAIN

       Pain from lesion or disease in nervous system - may be felt in areas with no tissue damage.

NOCICEPTIVE PAIN

       Pain from actual damage to non-neural tissue and is due to the activation of nociceptors.

PARESTHESIA

    An abnormal sensation, whether spontaneous or evoked.

UNIMODAL

Single therapeutic intervention directed at a specific pain mechanism or pain diagnosis.

More content to come.  This website will be a life long design on behalf of patient education. 

bottom of page