Being in pain all the time can sabotage your wellbeing, making it difficult to work, sleep, and enjoy your favorite activities. Get relief from the pain by visiting the Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery in Kingman, Arizona, for pain management care. The team, led by M. Azam Khan, MD, offers a range of conservative and minimally invasive pain relief options to address your specific condition and symptoms. Find the relief you need by scheduling a visit online or by phone today.
Pain management is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of pain, especially conditions that cause chronic pain. Since chronic pain alters the way your brain and nerves sense pain signals, it’s hard to treat the pain with rest, ice, or over-the-counter medications.
Arizona Institute of Medicine & Surgery offers interventional pain management services to relieve severe, acute, and chronic pain. The team begins with a consultation to understand what treatments you’ve tried in the past and the results. They also evaluate your medical history and may take blood samples or X-rays to get a complete picture of your condition.
In addition to reducing or eliminating your pain, the team aims to maximize your mobility and ability to function pain-free while working, doing chores around the house, or exercising, and optimize your quality of life.
The team treats a variety of pain conditions, including:
Depending on your diagnosis, the team recommends an appropriate treatment for your pain. Their goal is to provide the most effective pain relief based on your symptoms and lifestyle. They work with other specialists in the area if you need additional care, like physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, or orthopedic consultation.
One of the most effective solutions for chronic pain is epidural nerve blocks. The team uses epidural injections — gently administered via a needle into the spaces around your spinal nerves — to block pain signals from reaching your brain. Epidural nerve blocks are safe for most people, though if you have a bleeding disorder or pain due to a spinal tumor, alternative options are available..
Epidural nerve blocks contain anti-inflammatory and anesthetic medications to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. The results typically last 3-6 months. In that time, your body can fully heal, so you may not need any additional care. Physical therapy and other conservative treatments can support your healing process until you’re back to normal.
To discuss pain management options, call or schedule a visit online now.