Pain management is recognized as a subspecialty of orthopedic medicine. The goal of pain management is to understand the cause of pain, find ways to reduce and manage pain, and increase function and activity levels after pain is under control. A pain management program can help people with injuries and chronic pain experience a higher quality of life.
A pain management specialist will help you deal with the following types of pain:
- Arthritis pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Heel pain
- Herniated discs
- Low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Neck pain
- Nerve pain
- And more
Advanced Pain Management Techniques
For rapid healing and recovery, PRP therapy is an advanced treatment option available at Lone Star Orthopaedics. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Found in your blood, platelets are involved in the repair process at the site of an injury or wound. They signal stem cells to gather at the injury and generate new, healthy tissue to repair the damage.
A PRP injection contains a super concentrated dose of platelets taken from your own blood. The injection gives your body a boost to repair damage faster than normal. It is used for treating many conditions, including osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries, ankle sprains, tendinitis, and more.
At Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists, you can also try viscosupplementation. It is typically used for knee arthritis. An injection of hyaluronic acid lubricates and cushions the knee joint relieving the bone-on-bone friction that causes so much pain. You can regain your mobility and be free of pain for several months, depending on how bad your joint is. If you are trying to delay joint replacement, viscosupplementation is a great option.
When you are in pain, we make every effort to see you quickly.