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What Is Pain Management?

Pain can interfere with just about every aspect of your life and can make difficult even the most basic things. It can threaten your independence, can affect your ability to work and socialize, and can often result in anxiety and depression, which can exacerbate your original condition. Your San Antonio, TX, pain doctor specializes in treating your pain both by identifying and addressing the underlying condition directly and by providing more immediate care by helping you manage the symptoms. If you are interested in learning more about the services offered in your local office you can reach out to Dr. Prafulla Singh of Pain Specialty Consultants.


Diagnosis

To develop a treatment plan, typically the first step is to diagnose the underlying source of your pain and to determine if treatment will make the pain go away. It's an important step as you're not simply suppressing the symptoms but curing what's causing them.

Chronic pain, on the other hand, can't always be directly treated or cured and it can be caused by a wide variety of factors, and sometimes a diagnosis can't always be precise. But there is still hope, for treating chronic pain the treatment plan becomes pain management.

Managing Your Pain

Pain management can take many different forms, and although medication is still an important aspect of any treatment, the treatment plan developed by your San Antonio, TX, pain doctor often focuses on minimizing their use. Medication can include over-the-counter and prescription painkillers, muscle relaxers, and sometimes antidepressants.


The types of therapies that your doctor may recommend will vary widely depending on your own specific needs, but in managing pain things like physical therapy, diet, and other non-traditional treatments can be greatly beneficial. Very often a pain doctor can coordinate your treatment among various specialists.


For help treating and managing your pain, you can schedule a visit with Pain Specialty Consultants with Dr. Singh in San Antonio, TX, by dialing (210) 904-3851.

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