When you are hurting, your #1 priority is to feel better. If only someone could understand your pain. Segura Neuroscience & Pain Center, one of Avala’s physician partners, has provided you with ways to help treat your chronic pain and what to expect.

A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Pain treatment aims to relieve pain by addressing the fundamental cause. When doctors work one-on-one with their patients, they can develop a personalized, adjustable treatment plan that is ideal for each patient.

  • Treatment may include a multi-disciplinary approach including:
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Noninvasive surgical techniques

TREATING CHRONIC PAIN – WHAT TO EXPECT

Sometimes patients go to a pain center looking for a quick answer. Before treatment can begin, a physicians must first conduct thorough diagnostic evaluations which can include MRI’s, CT scans, and other tests in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Then, the doctor will meet with patients to discuss a comprehensive, long-term plan to treat the patient’s pain–not simply addressing the current symptoms.

CAN I BE CURED AFTER ONE VISIT?

Each patient is unique and is treated individually based on his or her own specific diagnosis. Some patients may come in for one or two appointments after their initial visit, which includes ordering diagnostic tests and a physician consultation. They may receive a single treatment and experience immediate relief from their pain. Others, however, may require ongoing treatments for the same diagnosis. The length of treatment depends on the patient’s diagnosis, response to treatment, and compliance with the treatment plan.

WHAT THE DOCTOR EXPECTS FROM PATIENTS

Together, physician and patient make a plan that will ensure best results for the patient. The expectations on the physician’s part are simple. They expect the patient to be compliant with their treatment plan and give honest feedback. Being compliant includes coming to all scheduled visits and being on time. It also means working within the treatment plan and following the physician’s recommendations. In addition, the physician looks to patients to be honest about their injury, their symptoms, their pain levels, and their compliance with the treatment plan.

Thank you Dr. Segura for providing Avala with educational content for our patients and viewers on chronic pain. Segura Neuroscience and Pain Center is a comprehensive neuroscience facility specializing in interventional pain management.

Dr. Ronald C. Segura, MD
Segura Neuroscience & Pain Center