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Pain Management Specialist

Pain and Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Albuquerque, NM

Chronic pain affects nearly 50 million adults in the United States and has been linked to depression, anxiety, and opioid dependence. Pain and Recovery Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, understands that no single treatment works for every pain patient. The team takes a patient-centered approach to pain management and develops individualized treatment plans to help you get the relief you need without the risk of addiction. To schedule an appointment with the pain management experts, call the office or use the online tool today.

Pain Management Q&A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical specialty focused on providing treatments to alleviate or resolve pain. Your body uses pain as a way to signal that something is wrong. Your pain sensations may range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing pain.  

For most people, the pain goes away once the initial cause resolves. However, some people experience ongoing pain that never seems to improve. Pain that lasts 12 or more weeks is considered chronic and may develop from an underlying degenerative condition, such as arthritis, or a chronic pain condition, such as fibromyalgia or complex regional pain syndrome. 

You’re not alone if you’re struggling to find an effective treatment to alleviate your pain. Or worse, you’ve developed an opioid dependence on top of your chronic pain. 

Am I a good candidate for pain management?

Pain and Recovery Center specializes in pain and addiction and determines if you’re a good candidate for pain management during your initial clinical and medical assessment. You should contact the team if you’re searching for a non-addictive treatment to get relief from your pain. 

What happens during a pain management consultation?

The substance abuse and pain management specialists understand the connection between body and mind and conduct comprehensive evaluations to assess your physical and mental health. During your consultation, the team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, current and previous pain management treatments, medical and mental health history, and family history.

The team then conducts a physical exam that may include diagnostic tests to better understand the source of your pain, such as X-rays or lab work. 

What are pain management treatments?

The team at Pain and Recovery Center takes a patient-centered approach to care and develops customized treatment plans that best meet your needs. Your pain management treatment plan may depend on the cause of your pain, the severity of your symptoms, and other treatments used to improve pain.

Your pain management treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Diet modification
  • Mental health counseling

Pain and Recovery Center is dedicated to providing cutting-edge medical treatments to manage pain and offers intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments. The pain management team also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy injections to help those suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.

Don’t let your pain run your life. Contact Pain and Recovery Center by phone or online to schedule your pain management appointment today.