Lakewood Ranch, FL Chronic Pain Specialist
If you are experiencing the difficulties of a chronic pain condition, our chronic pain specialists at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine would be more than happy to help minimize your pain so that it does not dominate your life! For more information, call us.
What can I expect from a pain management doctor?
A pain management doctor will carefully examine any chronic pain condition you are experiencing, whether it is the result of an auto accident, work injury, or from years of aging and repetitive strain. While general practitioners are often trained to treat chronic pain conditions by focusing on the symptoms, pain management doctors take a holistic approach. This holistic approach examines not only the symptoms of a chronic pain condition but also the ways it affects a person emotionally, psychologically, and socially while also aiming to discover, diagnose, and treat the underlying cause of the chronic pain.
When you see a pain management doctor about chronic pain for the first time, they will have an initial consultation with you to get to know you and your health a little better before proceeding with treatment. Thus, they will ask you about your medical history and present condition, any medications you take or allergies you have, past surgeries or procedures you have undergone, and how chronic pain has affected you physically, emotionally, and psychologically. After this initial consultation, they will likely perform a physical exam and run some diagnostic tests and X-ray imaging to thoroughly understand how your chronic pain condition has affected your body. With this information, they can develop a highly effective treatment plan customized to your specific needs. This treatment plan could include any of the following treatments, services, or techniques:
- Behavioral therapy for chronic pain
- Intracept procedure
- Intraspinal pump program
- Metastatic spinal tumor ablation
- Nerve blocks
- Pain medicine addiction therapy
- Peripheral nerve stimulators
- Physical therapy
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
- Spasticity pumps
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Superion implant
- Trigger point injections
What is the best pain medication for chronic pain?
While there is no perfect pain medication for chronic pain, the best ones would be non-addictive and provide the most effective pain relief. While some pain medications, such as opioids, are highly effective in relieving pain, they also have highly addictive qualities that can cause as much harm as they help. At the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, we view pain medication as complementary to our treatment but not essential. Our goal is to help cure or diminish pain while also reducing any previous reliance on pain medication.
What chronic pain conditions do you treat at the Ramos Center?
At the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, we understand chronic pain can be demoralizing to deal with, which is why we never want to turn someone away who comes to us for treatment. Accordingly, we are proud to offer a broad range of services that can treat an even broader range of chronic pain conditions! The following is a list of some of the chronic pain conditions that our board-certified pain management doctors specialize in treating:
- Auto accident, personal injury, and worker’s compensation treatment
- Back, hip, knee, neck, and shoulder pain treatment
- Cancer pain management
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Degenerative disc pain
- Dorsal root ganglion
- Failed knee and hip surgery treatment
- Sciatica pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral fractures
If you are looking for a chronic pain specialist near Lakewood Ranch, Florida, you can find what you are looking for at the Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine in Sarasota, Florida! For an appointment, please call us during the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM from Monday to Friday or schedule through our website. You can find our clinic at 2540 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida.