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Pain Management Specialist

iClinic Atlanta

Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Atlanta, GA

If you’re living with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or another condition that causes inflammation and discomfort, don’t wait to seek pain management. At iClinic Atlanta, Isla Marrero, NP, and Ibrahim Opaleye, MD, use various types of pain management to help individuals live active, vibrant lives. To make an appointment at the practice in Atlanta, Georgia, call the office to speak with a team member or book online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions that cause general discomfort, stiffness, or immobility. 

Almost everyone experiences pain at one point or another, but if your symptoms persist, worsen, or interfere with your daily routine, it’s important to seek professional medical help.

The sooner you determine the underlying cause and receive treatment, the sooner you can return to the activities you love. What’s more, addressing pain in its early stages of development can prevent it from getting worse, lowering your risk of more serious complications in the future.

 

What types of discomfort can benefit from pain management?

At iClinic Atlanta, the team uses pain management to treat various types of discomfort, including:

Nociceptive pain

Nociceptive pain is a response by your nervous system designed to protect you. This type of pain causes you to pull your hand away from a hot stove or take it easy if you step down awkwardly and twist your ankle. 

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain occurs when the body sends faulty signals from your nerves to your brain or spinal cord. Your brain misinterprets these signals and translates them as pain. 

When should I see a doctor regarding pain management?

Most types of pain respond to at-home measures of care like rest or over-the-counter medication. Make an appointment at iClinic Atlanta if your pain:

  • Lasts longer than a couple of weeks
  • Causes you stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Keeps you from relaxing or sleeping
  • Stops you from exercising, going to work, or other routine activities

By undergoing a comprehensive exam, it’s possible to determine the underlying cause and take steps to feel better. 


What does pain management involve?

At iClinic Atlanta, the team offers various types of pain management. Once they determine the source of your discomfort, they might recommend:

  • Prescription medication
  • Exercise modifications
  • At-home stretches and exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • A medical marijuana card
  • Dietary modifications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Yoga
  • Therapeutic massage

The goal of treatment is to eliminate discomfort, restore your range of motion, and prevent additional complications.

To further explore pain management, make an appointment at iClinic Atlanta by calling the office to speak with a team member or using the online booking tool.

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