We don’t just treat pain. We’re also doing everything we can to change the way people think about pain and wellness, working to dispel the myths, misconceptions (and prejudices) that surround chronic pain. I believe that chronic pain is a serious medical condition and I alway treat my patients with the dignity and respect they deserve. You will never be labeled a “drug addict” in my clinic.
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Pain must be diagnosed before it can be effectively treated. Once a pain problem has been diagnosed, Dr. K provides caring, individualized treatment to his patients. Dr. K uses optimal treatment strategies of Integrative Medicine to manage his patients’ pain and suffering. He draws on both traditional and innovative methods in formulating treatment plans tailored to each patient. He spends a great deal of time obtaining the sequence of events that led to the particular ailment. He also relies on biomedical diagnostic tests such as MRI and X-ray as well as a thorough physical examination to evaluate each patient.
Patients receive individually tailored programs that best suit their physical and psychological needs for pain reduction. Treatments may consist of one or more modalities, including medications, injections, physical therapy, and nerve blocks. Some patients may be referred to neurologists, orthopedics surgeons, neurosurgeons, psychotherapists, or psychiatrists for supportive care.
Our philosophy is that in order to properly treat pain. the causes must be clearly established. Once this has been done Dr. K will create a treatment plan suitable for the specific condition and tailor it to that particular patient.Patients receive individually tailored programs that best suit their physical and psychological needs for pain reduction.
What is Pain Medicine?
Pain Medicine is a sophisticated branch of health care that focuses on treating acute, chronic, and intractable pain. Different types of pain have different underlying causes. Nociceptive pain is caused by an injury to body tissues. It may occur after surgery or in diseases such as cancer. Neuropathic pain involves nerve endings and occurs in conditions such as sciatica. Psychogenic pain is associated with psychological disorders.
Regardless of its cause, pain remains a subjective experience for the millions Americans whose lives are often dramatically altered, and even overturned, by the discomfort or even debilitation of daily pain. However, as the field of pain medicine advances, new options have emerged for patients facing this challenge. Pain management specialists are trained to diagnose and treat specific types of pain using integrative, multi-disciplinary therapies.