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 x3930 to speak with someone directly.
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 interventional procedures.
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.
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 you relax.
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.
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.
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