Pain Management

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine

Pain Medicine located in Ramsey, NJ

Chronic back pain is a leading cause of missed work days in the United States. Kevin McElroy, DO, and Steven Ferrer, MD, of Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, know chronic pain can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. The providers offer custom treatment plans and pain management services that revolve around reducing and alleviating pain and improving your overall quality of life. If you’re dealing with persistent pain, the Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine specialists can help you find relief. Call today or use the convenient online scheduling tool.

Pain Management Q & A

 


 

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain can be caused by a multitude of factors, such as:

  • Vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Entrapment neuropathy
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Polymyositis or dermatomyositis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Trauma from an accident or injury
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Spondyloarthropathies, such as ankylosing spondylitis and Reiter’s syndrome

Back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chronic back pain is a leading cause of missed work days in the United States, and around half of all working Americans claim they have back pain symptoms every year.

What is pain management?

Pain management usually refers to professional medical care focused on managing and treating pain to decrease and alleviate it.

The Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine specialists offer a variety of effective treatment methods to help you manage chronic pain. Your doctor can also help you avoid and reduce the severity of unpredictable flares that cause rapid fluctuations in your pain levels.

Your doctor takes time to address all of your concerns, evaluate all aspects of your current health and lifestyle and devise a custom treatment plan that often uses several methods together for the best possible results.

What treatments does pain management include?

Pain is complex and can have a number of causes, so there are many different treatment options and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.

Pain management professionals often treat chronic pain with both mind and body techniques and a combination of methods.

The Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine doctors offer various pain management methods, such as:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercises
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Athletic taping
  • Hot or cold therapy
  • Steroid injections and other joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture and electroacupuncture
  • Botox® injections
  • Osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT)
  • Limited use of medications when necessary, such as NSAIDS and muscle relaxants

The goal for the Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine doctors is to manage and control your pain and improve your health, overall wellness, and quality of life.

Utilizing lifestyle changes and state-of-the-art treatment methods, the doctors offer a unique and individualized approach to pain management and health care.

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, start by calling the office or book your appointment online.