What exactly is Pain Management?
Pain management is a branch of medicine that focuses on easing the pain and suffering of people living with pain, including chronic pain. The end goal is to improve their quality of life by eliminating the source of the pain. High quality pain management treatment such as that delivered by GenLife Regenerative Medicine, a pain clinic in Miami, should employ a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. They should always have the patient’s long-term wellbeing in mind, not just focus on immediate (and usually short-term) pain relief. The elements of this approach include treating the underlying cause of pain, pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies like regenerative medicine, and, in some cases, invasive (surgical) procedures.
The purpose of Pain Management
Pain can have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life, and it often does. It is not uncommon for pain to impede recovery from illness or injury. Unrelieved pain can become a syndrome in its own right and cause a downward spiral in a person’s health and outlook. Managing pain properly facilitates recovery, prevents additional health complications, and improves an individual’s quality of life.
Modern medicine knows how to repair most injuries and how to diagnose diseases. Certain encounters with pain can be anticipated and avoided. However, there are no guarantees of immediate relief from pain once it is present. Therefore, pharmacological and other therapies have developed over time to address these aspects of disease and injury. Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain.
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What is pain?
Pain serves as an alert and occurs when the peripheral nervous system (PNS) warns the central nervous system (CNS) about an injury (damage) or potential injury to the body. The definition for damage is quite broad; pain can arise from mechanical injury, as well as disease. After the message from the PNS is received and interpreted, the CNS determines if further pain is warranted; that’s why for many minor injuries, you get a flash of pain that disappears shortly thereafter.
But pain is a complex and sophisticated protective mechanism. Our bodies contain highly sensitive nerves that are able to detect potentially dangerous changes in pressure, temperature, or chemical balance and send information about it to the brain. It may happen, though, that the body’s alert systems don’t work properly or that the damage is so severe that we’re in a prolonged or constant state of pain. Such a situation is abnormal and you should consult a professional pain management doctor without unnecessary delay to prevent further, potentially irreversible, damage to your body.
GenLife’s approach: Objective pain management in Miami
At GenLife, prior to beginning treatment, the pain is thoroughly evaluated in such a way to gather objective measures resulting from an individual’s subjective experience. Objective measurements allow Dr. Mahl a better understanding of the unique attributes of the pain which the patient is experiencing. The evaluation may include physical examinations and diagnostic tests to determine the underlying causes. Some evaluations require assessments from several viewpoints, including neurology, psychiatry or psychology, and physical therapy.
Pain Management Clinic In Miami – Treatment Options at GenLife
When looking for pain management in Coral Gables or Miami there are several options – both surgical and non-surgical. As a pain doctor in Miami who believes that surgery should be the last resort, Dr. Mahl utilizes a range of non-surgical treatment options. Surgery poses major health risks, especially to seniors and people in a weakened state, and can lead to further problems. Depending on your type of pain and specific condition, the following forms of pain management treatment are provided on site at our Pain management clinic in Coral Gables and Miami Pain Clinic:
What are the advantages of non-surgical pain management?
You may have heard of the Hippocratic Oath which advises doctors to “First, do no harm”. The problem with invasive surgery is that it can sometimes do exactly this – leave the patient in worse condition than pre-surgery. With surgery comes the risk of infection, problems with healing, time off from work, not to mention large hospital bills. Non-surgical treatment options, by contrast, are considered to be more conservative and involve much lower elements of risk. Of course, for certain conditions, surgery may be necessary, but Dr. Mahl believes it should be the last resort.
How is pain management in Miami provided by GenLife different from other pain management providers?
At GenLife Regenerative Medicine, we want our patients’ experience with us to surpass their expectations. We understand the investment they are making in their health and we strive to deliver unparallelled attention to detail at the highest standard.
Conventional treatments, which include anti-inflammatory and steroid medication given either orally or as an injection, serve only to temporarily relieve the pain and may further reduce your ability to heal. In the long run, they will cause damage to your bones. Anti-inflammatory and steroid medication only treat the symptoms not the cause of your pain. GenLife offers a new generation of non-surgical treatment options which successfully treat the underlying cause of most joint pain, not just the symptoms.
Choosing A Pain Management Doctor In Coral Gables, Miami
When searching for a pain doctor in Miami or Coral Gables, there are many to choose from. However, not all doctors – nor the treatment you receive – will be the same. It’s important to choose carefully. Qualifications and experience are usually good, objective indicators of a doctor’s quality of care. For example, Dr. Mahl is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and Certified in Age Management Medicine, and he has many years of experience diagnosing and treating pain management conditions.
It’s also important to note that with medicine, you often get what you pay for.
We often hear this question: Another doctor charges less for stem cells and prp or prolotherapy – why shouldn’t I go there so I can save money?
Here’s Why: Not all doctors are created equal in experience, knowledge, techniques, training, or even common sense. Success rates are different in each physician’s hands. One doctor may charge more because he doesn’t “cut corners” or use cheap products or equipment. That same doctor will use the finest supplies, instruments, and staff to make sure you get the best possible results and chances for success. That doctor’s costs may be $500 while another’s may be $50 for “the same” treatment.
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