Dallas Chronic Pain Management Doctors
When dealing with chronic pain, patients are usually offered only one solution by their physician. At Turtle Creek Medical Center, we think “outside the box” and have innovative and cutting edge protocols to help ease the discomfort of our patients. We do the most procedures in the US to combat chronic pain using Sarapin®, which is natural and organic. You’ll see immediate relief from chronic pain at Turtle Creek Medical Center.
We can help tailor a treatment plan to give the greatest effects with the fewest side effects. If called upon, our medical doctors have the training to use complex algorithms of pain management information to target specific types of pain. In many cases, our patients may have multiple types and sites of pain. If so, we have the ability to combine medications and medical procedures for the highest possible success. Combining traditional medical therapies with natural medication almost always ensures better pain control and no side effects. Call today to schedule an appointment.
- CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Back Pain
- TMJ Pain
- Post-Operative Pain
- Orthopedic Pain
Important Chronic Pain Management Information
When someone is dealing with chronic pain, their doctor normally offers a few solutions, including prescription painkillers. At Turtle Creek Medical Center, we understand that each individual has different needs which require different treatment plans. Our chronic pain management team has innovative protocols and natural solutions, such as Sarapin, to help ease a patient’s discomfort. We understand that when a person has persistent pain, it can affect every aspect of their daily life.
At Turtle Creek Medical Center, we know that a patient’s relationship with their healthcare provider is an important component of a successful treatment plan. For a patient to develop and maintain a good relationship with their provider, they must feel comfortable asking questions. The provider should also be giving unbiased, straightforward answers that help the patient feel safe and well cared for.
Making A Chronic Management Appointment
When a patient has a chronic pain management appointment, they should take a friend or family member along with them, to help retain the information and to provide transportation. This is especially true for the first appointment, due to the overwhelming amount of information likely to be reviewed. It also helps to take notes and write down any instructions received. If a person has concerns about their day-to-day pain, they should write them down to share.
Information to Share
The following is useful information that a patient should share with their chronic pain management doctor or nurse before starting treatment.
- How long they have been experiencing pain.
- Whether the pain came on suddenly or developed gradually. What they were doing when they first experienced the pain.
- Describe where within the body the pain is located, and whether it is in one place, radiates from a source, or is throughout the entire body.
- Describe how intense the pain is, and whether it is mild, moderate, or severe.
- Tell the doctor what type of sensation the pain produces, and whether it is burning, stinging, stabbing, etc.
- Does the pain fluctuate, or is it constant? Tell the doctor whether anything improves or worsens the pain.
- Whether a patient’s job requires physical exertion or is mentally stressful, and if so, to what degree.
- Describe how the pain affects the person’s daily life and if it interferes with appetite, sleep, or activities.
- The patient’s goals in addition to pain management
Questions to Ask a Chronic Pain Management Team
The following questions are helpful in helping patients understand their treatment and manage their expectations.
- What is the diagnosis?
- What additional tests and procedures are needed to confirm the diagnosis?
- What medications are available for this type of pain, and what are the side effects of the medication or treatment?
- What are the other treatment options, and how are these options different?
During Chronic Pain Treatment
If a person continues to experience pain during their chronic pain management treatment, they need to ask their provider about different options. It is essential that a patient discuss the impact of their pain and their current daily treatments. It is a good idea to take notes or keep a journal of pain experiences to make the information provided more accurate.
Our goal is to create a treatment plan that gives the greatest amount of relief with the fewest side effects possible. Turtle Creek Medical Center has doctors with the training and knowledge to tackle complex pain. Our chronic pain management team can assist patients with multiple types of ailments, in every area of the body. Our team has the knowledge and capacity to combine medications and treatment procedures for the best possible pain resolution possible. Please schedule a consultation with us today!