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Pain Management

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From a herniated disk to osteoporosis – there are many reasons people experience pain. For those who are constantly in pain, everyday tasks like working and sleeping can be uncomfortable. When the pain affects a person's quality of life, they don't have to live with it; treatment is available.

Pain Management May Help Those Who Have:

  • Cancer
  • Nerve damage
  • Spine compression fracture
  • Diabetes
  • Shingles
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Spine and back problems

Virtua's Pain Management Team

Virtua's pain management program provides individualized treatment by a team of physicians from different medical specialties. The team includes:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pain management specialists
  • Internists
  • Family doctors
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Sports medicine specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physiatrists
  • Rheumatologists

Pinpointing Pain

Because each individual is different, Virtua pain management specialists begin by identifying the intensity and the cause of the pain. Virtua physicians use the following technologies to identify the cause:

  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • CT scan (computerized tomography)
  • X-rays
  • Myelogram (dye study of the spinal fluid to identify disk compression)

Customized Pain Treatment

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Based on the cause of the pain, Virtua physicians can provide a variety of treatments including:

  • Injections (Toperform)
  • Minimally-invasive disk repair (Intra-diskal electrothermal annuloplasty)
  • Medication delivered directly to spinal cord (Intrathecal pain therapy)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Pulsed radio frequency
  • Alternative options such as hypnosis
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    Physical, occupational and massage therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Surgical procedures
  • Psychiatric evaluation

 

Virtua locations specializing in Pain Management