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Pain Management Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

About 20% of American adults experience chronic pain (lasting for three months or longer). If you’ve tried various at-home treatments but seen no relief, consider pain management. At Internal Medicine Practices in Tavares and Lady Lake, Florida, the team of primary care, geriatric care, and internal medicine specialists provide treatments to manage pain, including joint injections, nerve blocks, and physical therapy. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management diagnoses and treats both chronic and acute pain in adults. It uses custom-tailored treatments to reduce inflammation, encourage mobility, and improve your quality of life.

The Internal Medicine Practices team has years of experience providing pain management to adults of all backgrounds, including semi-professional athletes, weekend warriors, and seniors suffering from arthritis.

What conditions does pain management treat?

At Internal Medicine Practices, the team uses pain management to treat many conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Acute injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Leg pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain

You could also benefit from pain management if you experience an overuse injury like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.

Who should visit a doctor for pain management?

The Internal Medicine Practices team recommends that you schedule a pain management consultation if you experience pain that lasts three weeks without any sign of getting better.

You should also book an appointment if your pain causes stress or anxiety, prevents you from relaxing or sleeping, or doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice and rest. The sooner you’re diagnosed, the sooner you can take steps to start feeling better.

What happens during a pain management appointment?

At Internal Medicine Practices, a pain management appointment begins with reviewing your medical history and symptoms, including how severe they are, when they started, and if any activities make them worse.

Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. Depending on the source of your pain, they might gently press on the area (like a swollen joint) or test your strength and range of motion.

If these tests don’t provide enough information to make a diagnosis, your provider would order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. You might also benefit from lab tests, like blood work or a bone scan.

What does pain management involve?

The pain management treatment that will most benefit you will depend on various things, including your age and medical history. After finding the source of your discomfort, the Internal Medicine Practices team will recommend one or more of the following:

  • Over-the-counter medicine
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Opioids
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Cold and heat therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage

The goal of pain management is to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms and restore your mobility.

To explore the benefits of pain management, make an appointment today at Internal Medicine Practices. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online.

Fax: 949-543-2074