Is there a way to avoid pain medication?
There are risks and potential downsides associated with the use of pain medications, especially when used inappropriately. When mishandled, pain medication has a risk of addiction, increased tolerance, and unwanted side effects. Garden State Pain and Orthopedics' team of pain medicine physicians focus on creating the appropriate treatment plan that will best suit your needs by providing alternatives to traditional pain medication.
There are several alternatives to pain medication for managing and relieving pain. These alternatives can be used alone or in combination with pain medication, depending on the type and severity of the pain. Here are some non-pharmacological approaches to pain management:
What pain treatments can seek on your own or try at home:
What kind of specialists can you see to treat your pain?
Pain Physicians: Garden State Pain and Orthopedics has 6 pain physicians specializing in diagnosing and treating pain. They use innovative alternative treatments to medication that can get you back to a pain free life. Our providers at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics also have a network of specialists including physical therapists, chiropractors, and other physicians if you have any questions about finding a trusted provider.
Orthopedic specialists: If you have a sports related injury, or joint pain, an orthopedic specialist at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics can diagnose and treat your injury. Orthopedic specialists use conservative treatments like orthotics and braces, RICE therapy, PRP Therapy, and in more serious cases minimally invasive surgery to treat your injury.
Physical Therapists: Physical therapy focuses on exercises and techniques to improve mobility, strength, and function. It is often used for musculoskeletal pain, such as back pain or joint pain.
Occupational Therapists: Occupational therapy helps individuals with pain conditions find ways to adapt their daily activities and routines to reduce pain and improve overall function.
Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and other manual techniques to treat musculoskeletal pain, especially for conditions like lower back pain and neck pain.
Mental Health Therapies: Pain is often linked to emotional factors like stress, anxiety, and depression. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other psychological therapies can help individuals cope with and manage pain.
It's important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a pain management specialist or physical therapist, to determine the most appropriate alternative therapies for your specific pain condition. They can help create a personalized pain management plan tailored to your needs and preferences.
What alternative treatments to traditional pain medication does Garden State Pain and Orthopedics have to offer?
If you have any questions about the treatments offered at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics please reach out to us! You can schedule an appointment with one of our providers by selecting “Book Now”. You can also learn a bit more about our providers by scrolling down, or visiting our providers page.
Our Orthopedic Providers:
Dr. Deepan Patel, MD - Orthopedic Specialist
Dr. Patel practices in Garden State Pain and Orthopedics’ Jersey City, Clifton, West Orange, and Edison locations and specializes in sports injuries, tendon repairs, joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, and tends to all injuries related to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle. He offers innovative treatment options for common sports-related injuries, including ACL tears, meniscus tears, and labral tears.
Dr. Scott Hanauer, MD - Foot and Ankle Specialist
Dr. Hanauer is located in Clifton, Jersey City, Edison, and West Orange, and provides treatments for all injuries related to the foot and ankle. Achilles ruptures, bunions, bunionettes, hammertoes, fractures, and ligament reconstruction are commonly treated by Dr. Hanauer. He also specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including ankle replacement, flat foot and cavus foot reconstruction, and ankle and midfoot fusions.
Matt Jensen, PA - Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Matt Jenses helps patients with injuries related to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle, and works out of Jersey City, Clifton, Edison, and West Orange.
Our Pain Management Providers:
Dr. Dev Sinha, MD - Pain Medicine Physician
Dr. Dev Sinha specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics integrating physical and behavioral therapies, medications, and the most innovative, minimally-invasive procedures. He is available in Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison.
Dr. Neil Sinha, MD - Pain Medicine Physician
Dr. Sinha is especially interested in treating cervical and lumbar pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and post-laminectomy syndrome. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, facial pain, and headaches. Dr. Neil Sinha is available in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, and Jersey City, New Jersey.
Dr. Jahnna Levy, DO - Pain Medicine Physician
As an osteopathic physiatrist, Dr. Levy believes in a multifaceted and holistic approach to pain management. She treats each person as an individual, formulating a systematic treatment plan to restore function, reduce pain, and improve their quality of life. Along with neck, back, and joint pain, Dr. Levy also treats vein conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics’ locations in West Orange, Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison.
Dr. Saurabh Dang, MD, MBA - Pain Medicine Physician
Dr Dang offers multiple therapies for the treatment of chronic pain including: Intrathecal drug delivery system implantation, Dorsal Column Spinal Cord Stimulation implantation, Dorsal Root Spinal Cord Stimulation implantation, Insertion of interspinous spacer for spinal stenosis, SI joint arthrodesis, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild procedure) for spinal stenosis, and percutaneous tenotomy among others to treat chronic pain.
Dr. Dipan Patel, MD - Pain Medicine Physician
Dr. Dipan Patel specializes in Botox® for chronic pain disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorders, and headache and chronic migraine. He also specializes in complex regional pain syndrome, joint pain, and post-laminectomy syndrome at four of our office locations in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, and Jersey City, New Jersey.
Dr. Andrew So - Pain Medicine Physician
Dr. So specializes in neck pain, back pain, spine pain, post-laminectomy syndrome, headache pain, migraine pain, joint pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, neuropathy, acute, and post-surgical pain syndromes, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), amongst others in Clifton, Jersey City, Edison, and West Orange.
Tyler Duggan, PA - Pain Medicine Physician Assistant
Tyler Duggan is a nationally certified physician assistant who specializes in pain management. He believes in a multimodal, evidence-based strategy for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain utilizing the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques when necessary. Tyler is located in Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison, New Jersey.
Address: 1117 Route 46 East, Suite 301, Clifton, NJ 07013
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