We are all well aware of the devastation opioid addiction causes. Initially effectively administered as pain killers, these powerful drugs are very hard to stop taking and a vicious cycle of drug dependency and abuse often results. So when you are in pain, what are the safe choices? At the DOCS Pain Management, we have many options for successful pain management in 89113. We take a comprehensive approach to your treatment, so we do more than just push pills. We work with each patient individually to develop a treatment plan that works for you. In our practice, headed by Dr. Scott Matthew Martin who is board certified in pain management, we focus on patient centered outcomes. Our 90 day treatment plan includes a comprehensive assessment of your personal health along with an evidence-based, holistic approach to help you feel well again and do more than just manage your pain. Through communication, compassion, and dedication, we work to help you regain the quality of life you want to live.
As soon as you walk in to our warm office, you’ll start to relax. The atmosphere is soothing and calming. You will be greeted by our warm, compassionate staff that will make your appointment pleasant and supportive. The first step for pain management in 89113 consists of a comprehensive physical examination and medical history by Dr. Martin. We also need to hear from you about your condition and your healthcare goals. This way, we can work together to come up with an effective treatment plan. We are clinical specialists in diabetes care, obesity, pain management, preventive care, testosterone support, and spinal and joint injections to address your pain. We also believe that surgery and prescriptions medications are not the only ways to treat your pain.
Our program of pain management in 89113 has enjoyed great success with steroid injections. There are a few different types of pain-relieving injections. Epidural injections are used to treat pain that starts in the spine and radiates to an arm or leg. Arm or leg pain often occurs when a nerve is inflamed or compressed. Epidural injections involve injecting an anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medication, such as a steroid (cortisone), near the affected nerve. This reduces the inflammation and lessens or resolves the pain. Facet joint injections can also be done for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons and are especially helpful with degenerative/arthritic conditions or injury. They are used to treat neck, middle back, or low back pain. If anesthetic injections indicate that the nerve is the source of pain, the next step is to block the pain signals more permanently. This is done with radiofrequency ablation, or damaging the nerves that supply the joint with a “burning” technique. Whatever your pain comes from, there is no need to suffer any longer. Call for an appointment today.