Every day in the United States, there are more than 25 million people who are living with chronic pain, which represents 11.2% of the population. These eye-opening numbers are what drive the team at Arsenio Medical, PC, to help. Dr. Sam Yee, the pain management specialist at the practice helps patients in Lawrence, New York, find relief from chronic pain using a number of different techniques. To live without pain once again, call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Yee using the online booking tool.
PAIN MANAGEMENT Q & A
WHAT IS PAIN MANAGEMENT?
When it comes to pain management, the goal at Arsenio Medical is to help you find immediate relief, while also providing you with long-term solutions.
The team doesn’t believe in simply masking the problem with painkillers, which often end up causing more harm than good. While there is a time and place for painkillers, Arsenio Medical believes in a more holistic approach, which is why they have a pain management specialist on staff — Dr. Sam Yee.
Dr. Yee specializes in orthopedic-related chronic pain and takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain relief, including the use of acupuncture.
Outside of acupuncture, the pain management specialists also offer joint injections and physical medicine, which strengthens your body to help relieve the pain.
WHAT CONSTITUTES CHRONIC PAIN?
Most medical professionals define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for more than three months. As part of the definition, you feel the pain on a daily basis, without relenting.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAUSE CHRONIC PAIN?
There are hundreds of conditions that lead to chronic pain, but some are more common than others. To give you an idea of the types of problems that lead to chronic pain, the following list offers a few examples:
Degenerative disc disease
Injuries that don’t heal properly
Complex regional pain syndrome
Migraines and headaches
Low back problems
Whatever the underlying cause of your chronic pain, the bottom line is that it can hijack your entire health and well-being, putting severe limitations on your life.
HOW IS CHRONIC PAIN DIAGNOSED?
To help get to the bottom of your pain, Arsenio Medical is equipped to perform electromyography and nerve conduction studies on the premises. They also offer advanced imaging to get a closer look at what’s going on inside your body.
Rest assured that the team works diligently to identify the source of your pain so that you can get started on a treatment protocol as soon as possible.
Please note that Arsenio Medical accepts workers’ comp cases.
To find relief from your chronic pain, call Arsenio Medical or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.