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Pain Management

Family Medicine located in Friend and Lincoln, NE

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Pain Management services offered in Friend and Lincoln, NE


Pain management is an important service for people who experiencee chronic pain. Board-certified nurse practitioners Board-certified nurse practitioners Ana Taylor, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Chantel Collier, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the medical team and the medical team of Complete Rural Medicine with locations in Friend and Lincoln, Nebraska, offer personalized pain management care that can help you move beyond daily pain and toward enhanced quality of life. Book your visit online or by phone today.

What is pain management?

Pain management is an approach to treating chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for more than six months and limits your ability to perform daily routines. For people who live with chronic pain, life can feel uncertain and unfulfilling. 

Chronic pain can result from many different things. Some of the conditions that can lead to chronic pain include:

  • Surgical procedures
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Lower back pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal misalignment

These are just a few of the potential causes of chronic pain. Determining the source of your pain is often the first step in creating a customized pain management plan.

When should I seek medical assistance with pain management?

Pain is a part of normal life, and there’s no way to avoid all discomfort. Pain is your body’s way of signaling that something is wrong, and prompting you to make changes in your environment, habits, or health.

But when pain persists over time, it can cause a wide range of physiological and mental health problems. Chronic pain can prevent you from performing at work, participating in social gatherings, or enjoying each day.

 

It’s important to seek medical help if your pain persists for more than a few days. When pain lingers long after the triggering incident is over, you might experiencee chronic pain. Working with a pain management professional can put you on track to relief. 

How long does it take to achieve relief through pain management?

Just as no two individuals share the exact same experience of pain, there are also no identical paths to pain relief. Your practitioner works closely with you to help you feel better as quickly as possible.

Medications might play a role in treating chronic pain. While drug therapy can be effective, it also carries a risk of dependence and addiction. Medication is never the sole approach to managing pain. 

Many people benefit from a course of physical therapy, especially if their pain is the result of an injury or previous surgical procedure. Physical therapy teaches you exercises and stretching techniques that can help your body move forward in the natural healing process. 

If you carry excess weight on your body on your body, a weight loss program can result incan result in reducing youring your pain. Carrying a significant volume of extra weight places strain on your joints and muscles. 

Losing a few pounds can help you feel better almost immediately and can create a cascade of positive effects. You might feel invigorated and motivated to exercise more and boost your nutrition, which helps improve your quality of life and lessens pain. 

When you’re ready to get started, book an appointment  byan appointment by phone or click click the online scheduling page.

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