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Pain Care & Management

Tailored Pain Treatment and Remedies

Combining our partnership with Advanced Pain Medicine, BHS provides a comprehensive range of services for pain management and has specialists and treatments to help.

Our first step is always a thorough examination and complete medical history review. This enables our specialists to develop a personalized treatment plan that will be as effective as possible in helping you improve your quality of life.

Because of the diversity of our expertise and our deep commitment to personalized care, BHS Pain Care and Management has often been able to help patients who haven’t responded to other conventional medical or surgical approaches.

You can learn about advanced pain medicine here.

Pain Management Services

BHS Pain Care Services are comprehensive, personal, and highly effective-our goal is to give you more options, and less pain.

Whether it's a simple injection, an ongoing regimen of physical therapy, or employing the latest nonsurgical and surgical solutions, BHS Pain Services, along with our palliative care program, have successfully treated patients suffering from many different types of pain, including:

  • Upper and Lower Back Pain - Back pain is one of the most noticeable and distracting aches a person can suffer. It can be difficult to find relief even when lying down. An experienced physician can help you find relief through stretches and possibly medication.
  • Persistent Pain After Surgery - Post operation pain is common after in-depth surgeries. You should always seek medical attention for help recovering and to double-check that the pain is not the result of a surgical error.
  • Various Sports Injuries - Sports injuries can be a major block to maintain an active lifestyle. Seeking treatment is important to ensure there was no permanent damage and to get back on the field faster.
  • Neck Pain - Neck pain is often acute and could be they symptom of a serious problem. Trained medical professionals can provide treatment and advice for recovering quickly.
  • Shoulder and Arm Pain - Few people realize how much they rely on their shoulders until one starts aching and makes it difficult to move an arm. Sometimes this pain is the result of a pinched nerve, which can be extremely painful and should be medically treated as soon as possible.
  • Previously undiagnosed pain - Not knowing the cause of your pain can be extremely frustrating. Our knowledgeable staff uses state of the art imaging technology to diagnose various pains and aches.

Palliative Care vs. Pain Management

Palliative care is intended to provide an improved quality of life for patients with severe and life-threatening issues. Pain management is more general, offering relief to patients with less serious, but still chronically painful, illnesses. A physician will typically move a patient to palliative care if they believe the issue has advanced beyond standard pain care management.

Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is, as the name implies, pain that persists for extended periods of time, and may even be permanent. Our bodies experience pain so that we realize we need to do something to protect ourselves, but some conditions are not immediately curable, and the pain that occurs does us no good. Pain management programs teach patients strategies for coping with or eliminating pain. Treatment may include medication, low impact exercise, meditation, and participating in support groups. A doctor may also prescribe an anti-depressant to help deal with the mental stress that accompanies chronic pain.

Over-the-Counter Medications

There are numerous pain relievers you can by over-the-counter from a pharmacy. For the most part, these are perfectly safe and can be a major source of relief. Nonetheless, it important to ask your doctor about them and read the instructions carefully to make sure you take them appropriately. The side effects of a drug, when taken improperly, could end up doing serious damage to your body. It is also possible to become addicted to over-the-counter medications, so be sure to take them only at the frequency prescribed.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem, and nothing to take lightly. There are a number of possible causes for your pain, including a slipped disc, compressed fracture, or natural wear and tear from aging. To diagnose the specific cause of your problem, a doctor may need to take a blood test, or use an advanced imaging device like an MRI to check out your spine and muscle tissue. Most back pain issues can be resolved with simple treatments like medication or physical therapy. More serious conditions may require surgery.

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