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About Pain Management at Cascade Orthopedics

For people in and around Auburn and Bonney Lake, Washington, who live with acute or chronic pain, pain management can offer a path toward lasting relief. Cascade Orthopaedics offers comprehensive and personalized pain management care. Get started today by calling to book a visit or spending a few moments online. 

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is an area of medical practice focused on reducing pain and improving your quality of life. In the hands of a skilled practitioner like the team at Cascade Orthopaedics, professional pain management can be truly life-altering. 

While not all pain can be fully eliminated, pain management focuses on finding a way to live fully without allowing your pain to overwhelm you. Many people who try professional pain management report having an easier time performing daily tasks and meeting obligations at home and work without excessive pain. 

What kinds of treatments are used in pain management?

Cascade Orthopaedics understands that no two people share the exact same experience of pain. That’s why he customizes treatment plans for each individual. 

Some of the treatments that might factor into your treatment plan include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Facet injections
  • Medication management
  • Psychological counseling
  • Spinal nerve root injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Ganglion of impar blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Knee Genicular Nerve Blocks
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks

When needed, the team can make referrals to other practitioners or specialists. They will remain  in communication with your extended care team as you navigate treatment. 

What role does drug therapy play in managing pain?

Medication often plays a role in treating chronic or acute pain, and for some people, drug therapy is the only pain relief tool that works. That said, pain medication must be carefully managed, as there is always a risk of significant side effects, including addiction. 

Your doctor begins by carefully reviewing your personal medical history and current medications. There are cases in which certain drugs react negatively when combined or when one drug reduces the efficacy of another.

As you navigate your pain treatment plan, Cascade Orthopaedics works closely with you to track your progress. Pain medications will be adjusted as needed, and you’ll always be under the watchful eye of your practitioner. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.