Management of Advanced Degenerative and Chronic Disease Pain
While joint replacement treatment has offered many individuals marked relief of pain and improved functioning, some individuals are not candidates for surgical joint replacements. They may have severe joint degeneration but other health conditions place them at too high of a risk for surgery.
Other individuals may not suffer from severe joint degeneration but they may be debilitated by the pain of a chronic disease. Examples of this include such conditions as multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe rheumatoid arthritis.
The primary goal with “Palliative” pain management is symptom management rather than disease treatment. With monitored palliative pain medication and other therapies, we work to reduce your pain to a manageable level that allows for maximum functioning.
Keywords: Degenerative Disc, Joint Replacement, Chronic Pain, Epidural Injection, Pain Management, Palliative Pain