Over 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. If you’re one of them, whether you have back pain, neck pain, headaches, or another painful condition, Danny Hernandez, MD, CIME, at DWH Medical Center in Allentown and Quakertown, Pennsylvania, provides customized pain management services that can help. You don’t have to suffer through your pain any longer; call DWH Medical Center or schedule a consultation online today for expert pain management care.

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What is pain management?

Pain management is the medical practice of reducing pain symptoms. Many conditions and injuries cause painful symptoms, and it takes time to diagnose the true root cause of your discomfort. However, with extensive testing and physical exams, Dr. Hernandez can identify the cause of your pain and offer treatments customized to resolve your specific symptoms.

In addition to managing your pain, Dr. Hernandez aims to heal the underlying condition causing your pain for a long-term solution. Ideally, he wants you to lead a healthy, active life that’s not limited by pain or reduced mobility.

How can a doctor help me manage my pain?

Dr. Hernandez begins your treatment with a comprehensive exam and consultation. He talks to you about your personal and family medical history. During your consultation, he evaluates your psychosocial status and studies your daily routines at home and work. This information helps him diagnose the cause of your pain and gauge its effect on your mobility, quality of life, and overall wellness.

Dr. Hernandez offers a variety of pain management treatments to lessen your pain and improve your mobility. He tailors your treatment plan to meet your specific needs. While he can prescribe medication or corticosteroid injections, he also offers drug-free pain management options such as acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), biofeedback, and assistive devices. You may also benefit from physical therapy and massage.

What can I do at home to reduce my pain?

Dr. Hernandez provides customized advice on how you can manage your pain at home. For example, cold compresses can reduce inflammation in your body, while warm compresses or heating pads release muscle tension. If he recommends physical therapy, you may have stretches and exercises to do at home that strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility.

If you have headaches, you may need to adjust your diet to avoid food and drinks that trigger your pain. It’s also important to get enough sleep and follow a nutritious diet to ensure your body has everything it needs to function optimally.

Don’t accept living with chronic pain any longer. Call DWH Medical Center or make an appointment online today for customized, expert pain management services.