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Pain Management Specialist

Associated Surgical Center

Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

Did you know that about 50 million American adults experience chronic pain on a daily basis? If you’re one of them, pain management can ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. The team of expert surgeons at Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, proudly offers a full suite of pain management services to relieve swelling, inflammation, and irritation. To request your pain management appointment today, call this Chicagoland office or use the online booking tool.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing both acute and chronic pain. 

Acute pain comes on suddenly and usually occurs as a result of a sports-related injury, work-related injury, or automobile accident.

Chronic pain is any type of pain that lasts for three or more months. It doesn’t respond to conservative measures of treatment and usually occurs as a result of a more serious underlying health problem, such as a slipped disc or degenerative disease like arthritis. 

If you’ve tried various methods to ease your pain but aren’t seeing noticeable results, request a pain management appointment with the team at Associated Surgical Center today. 

When should I visit a doctor about pain management?

Minor aches and pains usually resolve on their own and respond to conservative treatments such as over-the-counter painkillers, ice, and rest. However, you should make an appointment at Associated Surgical Center if your pain:

  • Lasts longer than three weeks
  • Causes you stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Stops you from exercising
  • Prevents you from work
  • Affects your ability to work

You should also seek pain management treatment if your pain prevents you from getting a restful, rejuvenating night’s sleep.

What happens during a pain-management consultation?

At Associated Surgical Center, there’s a pain-management specialist on staff who regularly creates custom treatment plans for both men and women. 

Following a thorough physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your Associated Surgical Center provider develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs. To ensure the best possible results, they might also take a series of X-rays to get a closer look at your musculoskeletal structure and to pinpoint the source of your discomfort. 

When it comes to pain management, are there any alternatives to surgery?

Whenever possible, the team at Associated Surgical Center recommends conservative treatments to ease pain, such as physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and mobility aids like crutches, braces, and walkers.  

If your pain persists, surgical intervention may be necessary. The team offers several types of minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy and laparoscopy. Rest assured, they’ll create a customized pain management treatment plan that’s both safe and effective for you.

Don’t let chronic pain interfere with your quality of life. Request your appointment at Associated Surgical Center by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

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