Pain Management Specialist

Wisconsin Spine and Pain

Pain Management serving Waukesha, Green Bay, Sheboygan, West Bend, and Greenfield, WI

Some people may have pain that lasts for months or years; many live with incurable pain for all of their lives. If you find it hard to cope with chronic pain, the team at Wisconsin Spine and Pain can help. At their locations in Waukesha, West Bend, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and Greenfield, Wisconsin, the board-certified specialists create detailed pain management plans personalized to your needs. To benefit from their expert pain management techniques, call Wisconsin Spine and Pain or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q&A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a program of treatments and other interventions that help you cope with ongoing pain. The Wisconsin Spine and Pain team has extensive experience in using pain management techniques to reduce chronic pain and enable patients to live a more active, rewarding life.

Managing pain more effectively doesn't just reduce your suffering; it increases your mobility and can have a significant effect on your mental health as well. 

Living with pain takes a tremendous toll on your body and mind, so finding ways to relieve this burden is one of the primary objectives at Wisconsin Spine and Pain.

What conditions can pain management treat?

Pain management can help with a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Pain management is invaluable in the treatment of incurable causes of chronic pain. It offers you a chance to stop fighting against your pain and relieve problems like poor quality sleep and depression that often accompany chronic pain.

What medications are used in pain management?

Some of the medications the team at Wisconsin Spine and Pain may recommend for your chronic pain include:

Anticonvulsants

Anticonvulsants help control nerve pain and burning or tingling sensations.

Antidepressants

Low-dose antidepressants help to relieve pain and enable you to sleep.

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids like prednisone and dexamethasone have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates such as pamidronate and zoledronic acid can treat bone pain.

Local anesthetics

Anesthetic creams with lidocaine or capsaicin can help relieve pain in your skin and surrounding tissues.

Opioid pain relievers like morphine, oxycodone, and fentanyl can also be helpful for severe pain, but their use requires careful supervision.

What other pain management treatments are available?

Wisconsin Spine and Pain offers a comprehensive range of pain management therapies and creates a personalized treatment plan for every patient. 

Your program is likely to include physical therapies to help keep you mobile, improve your strength and flexibility, and increase blood flow to damaged tissues.

Other treatments that could be in your plan include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Hypertonic saline injections
  • Ilioinguinal injections
  • Steroid joint injections
  • Lumbar indirect decompression
  • Percutaneous tenotomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intrathecal pain pump implantation
  • Ozone discectomy (ozonucleolysis)

The specific therapies that your provider recommends are those that best suit the type of pain you're experiencing and its intensity. Learning relaxation techniques and understanding the nature of pain can also be of enormous benefit.

To effectively manage your chronic pain condition, call Wisconsin Spine and Pain or book an appointment online today.