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Advanced Pain Institute

Pain management

The first step for pain management treatment is consulting a reliable physician. Then, after tests and examinations, your physician will assess the severity of your persistent pain and its possible causes. With this information, they will develop a course of treatment to help you deal with the chronic pain and allow you to live your life.

The first step for pain management treatment is consulting your primary care physician. Then, after tests and examinations, your physician will assess the severity of your persistent pain and its possible causes. Should your primary care physician feel that your condition is not responding to their treatment plan, he/she may want to refer you to us. We will develop a course of working with your physician to determine the etiology of your pain, develop a course of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments to help us understand the etiology and help you deal with the chronic pain you suffer from and allow you to live your life/have your life back.

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Pain Management Q & A

Chronic pain can have a variety of causes, but whichever it may be, you will need the right kind of help to deal with it. The first step for pain management treatment is consulting a reliable physician. Then, after tests and examinations, your physician will assess the severity of your persistent pain and its possible causes. With this information, they will develop a course of treatment to help you deal with the chronic pain and allow you to live your life.

Chronic pain is often underlooked. As the condition is outwardly “invisible,” many express skepticism at those dealing with the condition. Even those suffering from chronic pain might not believe they have it, especially when they have not yet received a diagnosis. But your pain is real, what you are experiencing is valid, and there is a cause behind it. Common factors behind chronic pain include advanced arthritis, untreated injuries and fibromyalgia. All these can gradually progress and reach a point where it feels like life is accompanied by constant pain. However, there are a variety of effective techniques and methods that can help manage the pain so you can live your life better.
For pain treatment the best approach is to treat the body and mind at the same time, holistically. So along with standard prescriptions and over-the-top medications, the doctor may recommend antidepressants for the mental effects of chronic pain, as well as physical or psychological therapy. These can include pain management tools like TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines. With this multi-pronged holistic approach, you and your doctor can craft a personalized pain management plan that will suit your specific needs.
Pain management is an ongoing and continuous process, unlike other conditions. You will need a doctor by your side who is willing to go with you all the way. Dr. Michael Mineheart is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management for treating chronic pain. His practice, the Advanced Pain Institute, is located in Arcadia, California. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mineheart today!

I. Michael Minehart, M.D.

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Dr. Isaac Michael Minehart is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management for the treatment of chronic pain.