Your body uses pain to let you know something is wrong. However, whether your pain is acute or chronic, proper pain management is essential for health and healing. Dr. David Zweiback is a board-certified internal medicine physician who provides pain management at his office in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. For a comprehensive approach to pain management, call the office or schedule an appointment with David Zweiback, DO, online today.
Pain management is an area of medical care that specializes in diagnosing and treating pain conditions. Pain is an uncomfortable sensation your body uses as a tool to let you know something isn’t right.
The pain may range from a mild ache to a sharp, shooting sensation. It’s normal to have pain following an acute injury, illness, or surgery. Once your body heals, this pain goes away.
However, in some people, pain continues long after the initial injury heals. They could also have ongoing pain from an underlying health condition. Pain that lasts three or more months is chronic pain.
No matter the cause or severity, proper pain management is essential for your physical and emotional well-being.
Anyone struggling to control their pain, whether from an unexpected injury or chronic health condition, benefits from pain management at the office of Dr. David Zweiback. You need pain management if you have:
Dr. Zweiback may also provide pain management to help you recover from an acute illness (the flu) or injury (sports injury).
Dr. Zweiback is an experienced internal medicine physician who takes a holistic approach to care and utilizes many tools to help manage pain.
Some of the pain management services he offers include:
Dr. Zweiback may recommend prescription medication to control your pain at home. The type of medication he prescribes depends on the severity and cause of your pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing therapy for pain. During acupuncture, your provider inserts thin needles into specific areas of your body, triggering the release of your body’s natural pain killers.
Cryotherapy, also called cold therapy, uses very cold temperatures to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Facet joint injections
For back or neck pain, Dr. Zweiback may recommend facet joint injections. These injections contain a local anesthetic and corticosteroid that Dr. Zweiback injects into the facet joint causing your pain.
Trigger point injections
Trigger points are tight bands of tissue that cause localized or radiating muscle pain. For a trigger point injection, Dr. Zweiback injects saline or an anesthetic into your trigger point so it can relax.
To find out more about pain management at Dr. David Zweiback, call or schedule an appointment online today.