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Back Pain Clinic: Manhattan

Pain management, pain therapy, pain control or arthritis, is a field of medicine which makes use of an interdisciplinary approach to easing the pain and also improving the quality of life of the people living with chronic pain. It is practiced at the interface between the medical science and the social science. It involves both research and evidence based practice in the management of pain. It is also concerned with the prevention of future pain and the development of new pain management technologies. As such it utilizes both medication and non-medication techniques to manage pain and to provide relief from its debilitating effects.

One can find a pain management clinic at almost every secondary care facility and in almost every medical office. In an acute care setting, such as in an urgent care center, the primary care physician reviews all cases with a view toward arriving at a diagnosis and a recommended course of treatment. The medical staff has specialized training to deal with patients who are suffering from acute pain, and the medical doctors possess both pain management expertise and a wide range of complementary skills. In such settings the doctor assumes the responsibility of managing the pain of the patient and acting as the primary source of information for the family. The patient is referred to the primary care physician for any other problems not related to pain. Find the right AZ Pain Doctors or get pain relief help at

Patients seeking diagnosis and treatment of their conditions should make use of a pain physician, preferably one who is on staff at the local pain clinic. There are two types of primary care physicians. One has a background of pain and works in close collaboration with the pain management clinic. The second type is a full-fledged pain physician who practices independently. He/she may work in a private practice or be a member of an organization that provides primary care physicians and is accredited by the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABMP).

Dr. Arbuck explains that the primary goal of the pain management clinic is to offer "minor" reconstructive and therapeutic services to patients, and this is achieved through "advanced pain management." "Advanced pain management" includes "restorative procedures," which are used to manage severe pain and improve functioning. These include things like arthroscopic or joint replacement surgeries, targeted rehabilitation, implant devices, and minimally invasive treatments such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which uses electricity to stop pain signals traveling through the nerves.

When it comes to minimally invasive treatments, Dr. Arbuck recommends using ESWT (endoscopic, Thoracic Sympathectomy) to treat pain patients who have experienced damage to the neck or back. This procedure requires sedation and an incision. The doctor then inserts a camera into the affected area, and through the camera, a light and video can be seen on a monitor placed next to the windpipe. This procedure is performed on a weekly basis in New York City and about 90 percent of pain patients who have undergone it have been able to return to work and perform the many activities of their day without any further issues. "ESWT is one of the best-reviewed and most widely used non-surgical interventions for reducing pain in the back and neck," says Dr. Arbuck.

Dr. Arbuck is quick to point out that although she is a board certified pain management clinic in Manhattan, she doesn't provide any back or knee pain treatments herself. She instead relies upon her patient's willingness to fully disclose their back pain history to her, as well as their willingness to try other therapies they have been recommended by her. For example, one of the other treatment methods offered at the pain clinic involves the use of trigger point injections. While she notes that there have been a small number of clients who have had success with these injections, she acknowledges that for the most part, they are a "trial and error" process, and they are not recommended for everyone. Continue reading more on this here:

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