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Dr. K J Choudhury, Pain Management Specialist
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Dr. K J Choudhury
Pain Management Specialist | 50years

MBBS, MD, MNAMS

Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha New Delhi

Starts at: 2000

Dr. Bibash Bhagawati, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr. Bibash Bhagawati

Pain Management Specialist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DA, FIPM

Starts at ₹ 850

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Apollo Excelcare Hospital, Guwahati

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Dr. Tushar B Munnoli, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr. Tushar B Munnoli

Pain Management Specialist

6 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, FRAPM, FIPM, CIPS (USA) Interventional Pain & Palliative Care Specialist , Fellowship in Pain Management Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management. MD Anesthesia MBBS

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Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

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Dr Meera Sekhar, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr Meera Sekhar

Pain Management Specialist

18 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, FIPM

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Apollo Hospitals Secunderabad, Secunderabad

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Dr. Iswarya A, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr. Iswarya A

Pain Management Specialist

4 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD

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Apollo Hospitals Allwyn Nagar, Karur

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Dr Mohammad Ishak Tayoob, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr Mohammad Ishak Tayoob

Pain Management Specialist

4 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DCH, DNB(Pediatrics), Fellowship in Palliative Medicine

You pay 1500

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Apollo Hospitals Cancer Centre Nandanam, Chennai

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Dr Tushar Munnoli, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr Tushar Munnoli

Pain Management Specialist

6 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD , FRAPM , FIPM , CIPS , (USA), INTERVENTIONAL PAIN & PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST

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Apollo Health City, Hyderabad

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Dr Nikita Varun Agarwal, Pain Management Specialist Online
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Dr Nikita Varun Agarwal

Pain Management Specialist

5 YRS Exp.

MD (Anaesthesia) PDCC, FIAPM (Pain Medicine)

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Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow

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Dr Varun Panicker, Family Physician Online
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Dr Varun Panicker

Family Physician

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS

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Apollo Clinic, JP nagar, Bengaluru

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Dr. Imran Sowdagar, Pain Management Specialist Online

Dr. Imran Sowdagar

Pain Management Specialist

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS, Dip. Anaesthesia

Starts at ₹ 300

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AL-SHIFA CLINIC, Adoni

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Pain, especially back pain and joint pain is a common health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by various factors, such as poor posture, trauma, or stress. Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting one's quality of life and ability to perform daily tasks. Seeking the help of a pain management doctor can help find relief and regain control. Pain management doctors specialize in treating joint and spinal conditions or musculoskeletal disorders that cause acute or chronic pain.

What is Pain Management?

Pain management is the branch of treatment that focuses on managing pain of various types. It involves a range of techniques that can help reduce or eliminate pain. Pain management doctors can treat both acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that lasts for a short period, whereas chronic pain lasts for months or even years.

Pain management doctors use various techniques to manage pain, including medication, physical therapy, and minimally invasive procedures. Specifically, back pain management doctors help manage spinal conditions and chronic back pain, which are usually outcomes of the sedentary lifestyle that's common today.

Back Pain Management

Back pain is a common form of pain that can be managed using pain management techniques. Some of the techniques used by back pain management doctors include:

  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help reduce back pain by improving flexibility, strength, and range of motion.
  • Medication: Pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids can be recommended by back pain management doctors.
  • Injections: Injections, such as epidural steroid injections, can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. They are recommended in some cases by back pain management doctors.
  • Surgery: Surgery may be recommended in severe cases, especially when the pain does not respond to other forms of treatment.

Is Pain Management Treatment Safe?

Treatments for managing pain are generally safe when performed by qualified healthcare professionals like pain management doctors. Pain management doctors are specially trained to diagnose and treat pain. They work closely with patients to develop personalised treatment plans that meet their individual needs. With proper care and management, many people can lead an active lifestyle despite chronic pain.

5 Advantages of Consulting a Pain Management Doctor

  • Improved quality of life: Pain management doctors can provide individualised recommendations to reduce or eliminate pain, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life.
  • Avoiding surgery: Pain management doctors and specialists can recommend measures such as physical therapy and injections to manage pain without the need for surgery.
  • Better sleep: Pain can interfere with sleep. Treatment by a pain management doctor can help reduce or eliminate pain and improve overall sleep quality.
  • Increased mobility: Pain management doctors can recommend methods that help improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion, allowing you to move freely.
  • Reduced reliance on medication: Pain management techniques can help reduce the need for pain medications, which can have side effects and can be addictive.

Which Specialists Should I Consult If I Have Acute or Chronic Pain?

Several pain management doctors can help manage acute or chronic pain. Some of these include:

  • Orthopaedician: Orthopaedicians specialise in treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system and can recommend surgical and non-surgical treatment options for pain.
  • Physiotherapist and clinical therapy specialist: Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat, and prevent physical impairments, disabilities, and pain in patients of all ages. They use techniques like exercises, manual therapy, and electrotherapy to improve patients' movement, function, and quality of life. Clinical therapy specialists work similarly, but they may specialise in sports therapy, neurological rehabilitation, or paediatric therapy. They develop individualised treatment plans and provide education and advice to prevent further injury or illness.
  • Pain management specialists: Pain management specialists can provide a range of treatment plans and techniques to manage acute as well as chronic pain.

How Can I Manage My Acute and Chronic Pain?

If you are experiencing pain, there are several things you can do to manage it. Some of these include:

Practise good posture: Good posture can help reduce strain and prevent pain.
Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help improve strength and flexibility, reducing the risk of chronic pain.
Maintain a healthy body weight: Excess body weight can put a strain on your joints and muscles, increasing the risk of pain.
Use proper lifting techniques: Proper lifting techniques can help prevent injuries, specifically back and hip injuries, and reduce the risk of pain.

Are you struggling with pain? Don't suffer in silence. At Apollo 24|7, we have a skilled set of pain management doctors who specialise in treating pain and associated issues. With a variety of effective treatments and techniques, you can reduce or even eliminate your pain. Don't let pain limit your daily activities or quality of life. Consult our physicians to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Take control of your pain today!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I manage chronic pain without relying on medication?

Non-medication approaches to pain management may include physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation.

Common myths about pain management include the idea that pain is always an indication of tissue damage and that pain medication is always necessary for effective pain relief. These myths can lead to the overuse of pain medication and can delay effective pain treatment.

Risk factors for developing chronic pain may include a history of injury or trauma, poor posture, lack of physical activity, and certain medical conditions. While chronic pain cannot always be prevented, taking steps to improve physical health and address underlying medical conditions can reduce the risk of developing chronic pain.

Psychological therapy, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, can be effective for managing chronic pain by helping individuals develop coping strategies and address the emotional and psychological impact of pain.

Common side effects of pain medication may include drowsiness, constipation, nausea, and dizziness. These side effects can be managed by adjusting the dosage, switching to a different medication, or using additional medications or treatments to alleviate specific side effects.

Alternative therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic care may be effective for managing pain by promoting relaxation, reducing inflammation, and improving circulation. These therapies work by addressing the underlying causes of pain rather than simply masking symptoms with medication.

Maintaining a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and reduce stress, all of which can contribute to effective pain management.

Common misconceptions about opioid pain medication include the idea that they are always addictive or that they are necessary for effective pain relief. While opioids can be addictive and have potential side effects, they can also be an effective tool for managing pain when used appropriately and under the guidance of a certified pain management doctor.

Effective communication with your pain management doctor about your needs may involve being honest about your symptoms, expressing your concerns and preferences, and being open to exploring different treatment options.

Resources for pain management may include support groups, online forums, and informational websites. Talking to a pain management doctor can also help you find resources and support in your area.