Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C.
Neurologist and Pain Management Specialist located in Dyer, IN
Pain is a signal generated from your nervous system that tells you something is wrong. Pain can be sudden and short-lived or turn into a chronic problem. In either case, pain can affect your quality of life. At Midwest Neurology Associates, P.C. in Dyer, Indiana, the experienced neurology team specializes in pain management and offers innovative treatments to help you get relief from your pain. For a pain management consultation, call the office, to book an appointment today.
Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
Pain management is a medical specialty focused on the treatments that reduce painful sensations. The neurology experts at Midwest Neurology Associates specialize in pain management and provide care for both acute and chronic pain.
Acute pain refers to the initial pain that develops after an injury and usually resolves within a few days or few weeks. Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts for weeks, months, or even years.
Your nerves are responsible for transmitting pain sensations to your brain. For those with chronic pain, the pain signals continue to fire despite the healing of the initial injury that caused your pain.
What conditions benefit from pain management?
The experienced team at Midwest Neurology Associates provide pain management for many common pain issues. Some of the most common conditions treated by the neurology team include:
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Multiple sclerosis pain
- Muscle contractions
- Facial pain
Because nerve signals are responsible for pain sensations, the team at Midwest Neurology Associates considers pain a neurological condition. Whether acute or chronic, getting treatment for your pain early supports healing of the nerve creating your pain sensation, which may help prevent long-term pain issues.
What are pain management treatments?
The team at Midwest Neurology Associates offer innovative treatments for pain management. The team finds that prescription medications aren’t helpful for many pain conditions. Additionally, the use of narcotic pain medication may lead to more health problems, such as addiction.
Pain management at Midwest Neurology Associates may include physical and massage therapy, as well as specific injections. Midwest Neurology Associates offers Botox injections for chronic migraines and trigger point injections for muscle pain.
The team also offers nerve blocks, which contain lidocaine and an anti-inflammatory agent that gets injected directly into the nerve to stop the pain signals. The team uses nerve blocks to treat many common pain conditions, including migraines, headaches, back pain, and surgical pain. The neurology experts offer nerve block injections for both acute and chronic pain.
Nerve blocks are safe and effective, and they can be used to treat pain anywhere on your body. In fact, Midwest Neurology Associates offers nerve block injections for pain that occurs on the eyelids, abdomen, and wrist, to name a few.
For innovative pain management from a team who understands the origins of pain, call Midwest Neurology Associates, to book an appointment online today.