Summit Primary Care
Family Medicine located in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Pueblo, CO & La Junta, CO
Chronic, acute, or recurring pain can cause considerable distress and are often hard to cope with effectively. If you need help with managing pain, Summit Primary Care can help. At their offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, La Junta, and Pueblo, Colorado, the experienced team members use interventional pain management methods to relieve your discomfort and improve mobility. Find out more by calling Summit Primary Care or booking an appointment online today.
Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
Pain management uses a variety of approaches to relieve and manage the many causes of pain. At Summit Primary Care, they address your pain’s physical, emotional, social, and psychological aspects to optimize your outcomes.
Interventional pain management treats chronic, acute, and recurring pain resulting from an underlying medical condition. Therapies the Summit Primary Care team uses may provide you with short-term or long-term relief from your discomfort.
What are the benefits of pain management?
Pain management offers several benefits for patients. By combining various therapies in a personalized treatment program, your provider can reduce your pain while minimizing the medication you need.
Consequently, you experience increased mobility, improvements in strength and stability, and better mental health. Your overall health also improves as your pain reduces. Pain management can, therefore, significantly improve your quality of life.
What treatments are available for pain management?
Pain management treatments available at Summit Primary Care include:
Medication management involves regularly reviewing all the medicines you take to make sure you're only using what you need. Your provider can also check whether any newer medications might be more helpful or less likely to cause side effects.
Cortisone is a steroid medication with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In joint injections, steroids can reduce arthritis pain and decrease traumatic tissue inflammation. Trigger point injections can help ease muscular pain.
Your provider at Summit Primary Care can also use steroid injections to treat specific conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrist and plantar fasciitis in your heel.
Botox injections can be an effective treatment for severe, frequent migraines.
Hyaluronic acid injections
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that lubricates and hydrates tissues all around your body. Injecting it into your joints helps ease arthritis pain.
Toradol injections are for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. The active ingredient in Toradol is ketorolac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ketorolac works by stopping your body’s production of substances that cause inflammation, which helps to decrease swelling and pain.
Braces and splinting
Supportive devices like braces and splints can help relieve the symptoms of conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you're in pain, get the most effective treatments with Summit Primary Care's pain management services. Call or book an appointment online today.