Pain is a symptom created by your nervous system to let you know something isn’t right. Though pain sensations vary depending on their cause, pain can be chronic and debilitating. Joseph Fortin, DO, is an interventional pain management specialist at Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When it comes to pain management, he offers comprehensive evaluations to find and fix the root cause of your pain without prescribing potentially addictive opioids. For a more holistic approach to pain management, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Pain management is a medical specialty that provides treatments to ease acute or chronic pain. Typically, your body uses pain as a signal to alert you that something is wrong. It serves as a tool to help reach a diagnosis.
In most cases, pain is acute (it comes on suddenly). It gets better once the underlying condition that’s causing it heals. However, some people experience pain that lasts a long time — chronic pain. This type of pain is challenging to diagnose and treat. It can also lead to other health issues like depression and anxiety.
Spine Technology and Rehabilitation is an interventional pain management practice that provides comprehensive care for many common pain conditions. Dr. Fortin determines if you’re a good candidate for pain management after a consultation.
Some of the condition he specializes in include:
You could also be a good candidate for pain management at Spine Technology and Rehabilitation if you’re seeking non-addictive treatments to get relief from your pain. Spine Technology and Rehabilitation does not use opioids for pain management.
When you see Dr. Fortin, you’ll undergo a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re suited for pain management. Dr. Fortin considers himself to be a pain detective and works to find the root cause of your pain so he can fix it.
During your pain management consultation, Dr. Fortin reviews your symptoms, when they started, and the types of treatments and therapies you’ve tried to ease your pain. He also discusses your medication use and medical history.
Dr. Fortin then does a physical exam. He could also order procedures like X-rays, MRIs, blood work, electromyography (EMG), and/or nerve conduction studies (NCS) to find the root cause of your pain.
Dr. Fortin creates individualized pain management plans that treat the root cause of your pain. Your treatment plan can include:
When needed, Dr. Fortin also does minimally invasive surgeries to relieve your pain.
For an approach to pain management that doesn’t rely on the use of addictive opioids, call Spine Technology and Rehabilitation today or book an appointment using the online tool.