What is the Difference
A. Acute pain starts suddenly and usually does not persist long. Chronic pain lasts for weeks, months even years. Generally it’s diagnosed after three to six months of pain. In some cases the pain comes and goes. With Chronic pain, a patient’s nervous system is sometimes altered, making it more sensitive to pain.
A. You will begin with completing your medical background through new patient paperwork you fill out. These details are important so that our physicians and staff have a clear understanding of your health now and how it correlates with your pain. Next, you will have a comprehensive physical exam and a one on one discussion with your doctor. The discussion will relate to the pain you are having, more specifically, when it’s worst, what brings it on and how it interferes with your day-to-day life. Finally, your physician will discuss possible medications and a treatment plan. The treatment plan outlines your diagnoses and treatment. We encourage you to involve family members during your first visit to ease the transition.
A. Dr. Sonny Dosanjh is board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician. He completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Blazen Draguljic is a Psychiatrist who specializes in Addictionology and performed his residency training at Tulane University.
A. Procedures may vary depending your condition, however at Medici Medical Arts typically recommends conservative measures first combined with medication management, and minimally invasive techniques to help relieve your pain.
Conservative Treatments: Physiotherapy
Medications: Non – Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Minimally Invasive Techniques: Trigger point injections, Epidural steroid injections, Sacroiliac joint steroid injections, Lumbar sympathetic block, Pulsed Radiofrequency treatment, Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) treatment and Stem cell therapy.
A. We at Medici like all pain management clinics are mandated by the government to take these circumstances seriously. We need to ensure patients understand all possible side effects of medications and that the patient takes these medications strictly according to instructions. It is our goal to treat pain conditions in the safest and most effective way possible. Hence, communication in conjunction with review of your treatment plan often requires your physician to see you in a patient appointment.