Chronic pain can be caused for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were involved in an accident, maybe you have a congenital condition, or with age you have developed arthritis. Chronic pain is usually hard to treat, but with different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches patients can achieve relief. No matter what kind of chronic pain you are suffering from, our caring doctors at Coastal Wellness will develop a pain management treatment plan that will lead you to the relief you need.
Pain conditions that we help treat include:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Rib Pain
- Pain due to an illness (arthritis, cancer, etc)
- Pain due to an accident
- Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
- Compression Fracture
- Work-related Chronic Pain
- Myofacial Pain
- Runner’s Knee
- & More
No matter the chronic condition you are facing, Coastal Wellness in Myrtle Beach, SC is here to help.
We are proud to offer a range of minimally invasive procedures to help treat your pain. Once you have been examined and diagnosed by one of our doctors, they will develop a treatment plan that is specific to you and your needs. Our team aims to treat patients using the most relevant and specialized methods available.
Treatments we offer include, but are not limited to:
Corticosteroids (steroid) are drugs that help treat conditions that involve inflammation, such as arthritis and nerve irritation. An injection treatment can treat many types of pain in the neck, knee, back, and shoulders. At Coastal Wellness, our doctors recommend an injection when a patient needs medication administered to the exact site of the chronic pain. The drug will be injected into the affected area with ease to help relieve inflammation and pain.
Medication is generally one of the first things used to help treat chronic pain. Medications prescribed include: anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants which have been found to be effective in helping with the treatment of chronic pain. In some cases, our doctors could prescribe stronger pain medication if other options have been unsuccessful.
Before prescribing a medication, our doctors will screen each patient for potential risk factors that could lead to them becoming addicted to their medication, including personal or family history of drug abuse.
Once a medication has been prescribed, our doctors will continuously monitor the patient for any signs of medication abuse.
Nerve Block Treatments
Nerve blocks are used by our doctors to treat chronic pain when other forms of medicine and treatments do not work. This is one of the most useful tools when it comes to pain management. The nerve blocks help to desensitize or kill the nerves that are causing pain, and gives your body the chance to heal on its own. Nerve blocks have been found to work quite well for some types of cancer pains.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation has become a standard treatment for chronic pain sufferers that have not had luck with other forms of treatment. With spinal cord stimulation, small, thin wires with electrical leads on their tips are placed via a needle in the back near the patient’s spinal column. Once the leads are placed, a small incision is made and the tiny, programmable generator is put into place in the upper buttock or abdomen area, right under the skin. This generator will emit electrical currents to the spinal column.
The small, electrical impulses stimulate nerves in the spinal cord, which interferes with the transmission of pain. By interfering with the transmission of pain, patients are able to live with less pain and even decrease or completely stop taking pain medication.
If you live with chronic pain, our doctors may refer you to a physical therapist to help with pain relief. Physical therapists use hot and cold applications, along with exercise to help patients achieve pain relief, less muscle spasms, and reduced inflammation. Our team at Coastal Wellness believes that exercise plays a major role in pain relief.
Treatment for Opiate Dependence
It is not uncommon for people who take pain medication or an illicit substance to become addicted. At Coastal Wellness, we provide comprehensive addiction management services to anyone who has become addicted to medication or opiates. Through counseling, mental health therapy, medical services, family education, and the medicine known as Suboxone; we are able to help patients break free from their addiction.
Suboxone is a medicine that treats physical dependence to opiates. This medicine provides relief from withdrawal symptoms, and helps to eliminate the craving for opiates, and also has a blockade effect if other opiates are used. This drug can be prescribed on an outpatient basis and used as a home medication, or it can be used in a full treatment program.
If you are suffering from chronic pain or an addition to your pain medication, don’t suffer anymore. Contact Coastal Wellness in Myrtle Beach, SC for chronic pain treatments and addiction management services you can trust!