Pain Management FAQ
Titusville Pain Treatments
It is natural to have questions about pain management treatment. Many patients
realize they need this service, but are apprehensive about certain aspects
of the treatment. Below are some answers to common questions we frequently
hear at Titusville Area Hospital. Hopefully these will answer some of
your pressing concerns, but if not, feel free to call 814-827-1851 EXT
3000 to speak with someone directly.
How is a treatment plan created for my pain?
To effectively treat pain, your participation is required. Our pain management
team can perform evaluations and review your medical history to help diagnose
the cause, but no one knows your pain like you do. Tell your physician
about when you experience pains, including activities that seem to make
it worse. Consider keeping a log tracking pains to show your doctor to
assist them in prescribing a treatment.
Pain management is an interdisciplinary practice, and your treatment could
involve a combination of physical therapy, injections, medication, and
I do not want to become addicted to pain medication, do I have to take it?
Not all treatments require pain medication, but for those that do, it is
an essential part of improving your condition. Addiction to pain medication
is rarely the result of pain management treatment. Doctors keep this concern
in mind when creating a treatment plan, and prescribe medication at a
frequency specifically designed to avoid developing an addiction.
Remember that medication will not be the only aspect of your treatment.
It is the combination of your treatments that alleviate pain, not medication
alone. Your body is aware of this, and it is highly unlikely that it will
develop a chemical dependence on a narcotic if it is taken as prescribed.
I was told my pain management requires injections. Will it be painful?
Our treatments are designed to be minimally invasive. We work closely with
patients to learn their goals and what they’re comfortable with.
Our team takes measures to ensure patients do not experience excessive
discomfort during an injection. A sedative may be administered to help
My pain has persisted for a long time, will pain management help?
In many cases, pain management can help you deal with your pain. Certain
conditions that last longer than 3 to 6 months are classified as chronic
pains, in which case you may require
specialized pain management.
Will my insurance cover pain management?
Generally speaking, most insurance plans will cover pain management, but
the only way to know for sure is to check with your provider. We accept
most forms of insurance, and a staff member can tell you if your insurance
provider is accepted by the clinic.
What should I bring with me?
On your first visit, please bring the following:
- Your current insurance card
- A driver’s license
- A copy of your medical records
- The new patient packet you should have received in the mail
Have more questions? Please call 814-827-1851 EXT 3000 to reach the clinic.
Office hours are Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.