On any given day, roughly 15% of American adults have neck pain. Most of the time, it’s not serious. But if you have neck pain that just doesn’t go away, you should see your doctor. Here’s why.
Did you know that chronic pain affects more Americans than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined? According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Out of these chronic pain sufferers, the most commonly reported type of pain was lower back pain - then followed by migraines/headaches, neck pain, and facial pain.
If chronic pain is a part of your everyday life, a pain management doctor may be able to help you.
A pain management doctor is a doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions. Treatments often include a combination of medications, physical therapy, injections, radiofrequency ablation, lifestyle changes, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and many other methods.
The goal of pain management is to find you a treatment plan that helps improve the quality of your life and lessen the pain.
You may first want to talk with your primary care doctor. Depending on your insurance, a referral may be needed to see a pain management specialist. Your doctor may also have some recommendations. However, you can also research local pain management doctors by searching Google, Vitals.com, ZocDoc.com, and HealthGrades.com. These will provide listings of pain specialists close to you.
If you are looking for a pain management doctor in Las Vegas, contact Apex Medical Center. We are a local pain management clinic with offices in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Our doctors and nurses treat a wide range of painful conditions, including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis, and more. We are a comprehensive practice and treat other medical conditions as well, including diabetes, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, skin ailments, and more.
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