Pain Management

Cardio Metabolic Institute

Multi-Specialty Group located in Franklin Township, Somerset, NJ & East Brunswick, NJ

Pain management involves a variety of medical, psychological, and rehabilitative approaches to alleviate and control pain in individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain conditions. Pain can stem from various sources, such as injuries, surgeries, medical conditions, or unknown causes. Effective pain management aims to improve the quality of life for those experiencing pain and enhance their ability to function and participate in daily activities.
Here are some common approaches to pain management:
1.    Medications: Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers like acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help manage mild to moderate pain. For more severe pain, doctors may prescribe opioids or other medications tailored to the specific pain condition.
2.    Physical Therapy: Physical therapists use exercises, stretches, and techniques to improve mobility, strength, and function while reducing pain. This is especially effective for musculoskeletal conditions.
3.    Interventional Procedures: Injections and minimally invasive procedures can target specific areas causing pain, such as epidural injections for spinal pain or nerve blocks for localized pain relief.
4.    Acupuncture: This traditional Chinese practice involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and alleviate pain.
5.    Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors use manual manipulation to address pain related to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine.
6.    Psychological Approaches: Techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation can help individuals manage pain by changing their perception of it and developing coping strategies.
7.    Alternative Therapies: These include practices like massage therapy, biofeedback, herbal supplements, and more, which some individuals find helpful in managing pain.
8.    Surgery: In cases where the source of pain is directly related to a structural issue, surgery may be recommended as a last resort.
9.    Lifestyle Changes: Making adjustments to one's daily routines, such as maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in regular exercise, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress, can contribute to overall pain management.

At CMI, we have a Multidisciplinary Pain Management program with exceptional physicians, well known and experienced in this field.   Our doctors do NOT beleive that  pain management is a one-size-fits-all approach.  Our personalized  and effective strategies varies from person to person and depends on the underlying cause of the pain.  Our team will will assess the individual's pain, medical history, and preferences to develop a personalized pain management plan that may combine multiple approaches.  We are here to help!