Phoebe North Pain Treatment
The physicians and staff at the Pain Treatment Center of Southwest Georgia are committed to helping their patients manage their pain with a variety of treatments.
The team focuses on management of all types of pain as well as:
- Studying what may cause it
- How the body reacts to it
- How different medications dull or eliminate the pain
- What treatments can be used to relieve pain
The Treatment of Pain
Pain medicine physicians are experts at diagnosing why you are having pain, as well as treating the pain itself. Some of the more common pain problems they manage include:
- Back and neck pain
- Cancer pain
- Nerve pain
- Migraine headaches
Types of Pain
Pain from a recent surgery, injury or medical illness is called acute pain. In many cases, this pain can be managed immediately and will usually get better over a short period of time. For more serious pain, your primary care doctor may ask a pain medicine doctor to help manage your pain.
If your pain persists after the healing process is complete, you might have what is called chronic pain. If the current treatment you are receiving stops working or your pain worsens over time, your primary care doctors may suggest that you see a pain treatment specialist.