Premier Pain and Spine Downers Grove Offers Pain Management for Cancer
Premier Pain and Spine Downers Grove, a pain management clinic in Downers Grove, Illinois, has announced that they offer customized pain management for cancer patients that avoids the use of opioids. Amish Patel, MD, director of the Premier Pain and Spine pain management clinics, wants to point out that opioids should not be the first option for pain management. A new study at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has found that there has been a 123 percent increase in opioid-related overdose visits from March-June 2019 to March-June 2020. Dr. Patel points out that using opioids for treating pain in cancer patients will just result into the development of a new medical issue.
Pain can be acute or chronic for cancer patients. There are different reasons for the pain but oftentimes it is caused by the tumor exerting pressure on the nerves, bones, or organs. Pain may also be due to wounds from surgery or from cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Patients have reported a burning sensation at the injection site for some types of chemotherapy and some patients have reported feeling pain from radiation.
Dr. Patel says, “Recognizing that pain is different for each individual, and as a life-long learner, educator and physician, it’s my role to be informed and provide options for oncology patients that are customized to their specific needs. Fortunately, we are now much more aware of how to control different types of pain and that means opioids don’t have to be the first-line solution for many patients.”
He continues, “Our team of pain management doctors can now offer some of the most up-to-date and advanced ways of managing pain. It is my goal and ambition to help my patients become pain-free throughout their final days. The illness is associated with much pain, but I see it as a personal duty to educate people with cancer or other chronic diseases about non-opioid alternatives to help control their pain so they can live full lives as comfortably as possible.”
Cancer pain is similar to other types of pain in that it is transmitted by the nervous system. Pain is actually a warning system of the body to indicate that something is wrong. Cancer pain may be caused by the tumor itself as it presses on organs, nerves, or bones. But it may also be caused by cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures, such as biopsies, frequent blood tests, lumbar punctures, and surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also cause pain as one of their side effects.
The pain management physician at Premier Pain and Spine Downers Grove will first diagnose cancer pain by asking some questions. First of all, it is important to determine where patients feel pain the most. Next, is to find out when the pain starts and how long does it usually last. And lastly, the physician will inquire as to the intensity of the pain.
Premier Pain and Spine Downers Grove offers treatment for all kinds of conditions, including those that are either basic or complex, chronic, or acute, and this includes cancer pain. With more than 25 treatment alternatives available, pain relief is usually achieved.
Other types of pain that they are able to treat include abdominal pain, adult scoliosis, adult degenerative scoliosis, back pain, atypical chest pain, arthritis, cluster headaches, chronic post operative pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bulging disc, complex regional pain syndrome, coccydynia, diabetic and peripheral neuropathy, degenerative disc disease, pelvic pain, osteoarthritis, occipital neuralgia, neuroma, nerve entrapment, neck pain, migraines, medial epicondylitis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, shoulder pain, whiplash, thoracic pain, tension headaches, and more.
People who would like to know more about the pain management services offered by Premier Pain and Spine may want to visit their website, or contact them through the phone or via email. They are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Dr. Patel says, “You may also want to check out our pain management clinic locations near you and find out which is the most convenient for you.”
For more information about Premier Pain And Spine Downers Grove, contact the company here:
Premier Pain And Spine Downers Grove
Amish Patel, MD
Premier Pain And Spine Downers Grove
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515