Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body. It is a symptom that stems from the activation of the body’s nervous system to let you know something isn’t right. Pain sensations vary depending on their cause and can range from annoying to chronic and debilitating. Dr. Joseph Fortin, DO, is an interventional pain management specialist at Spine Technology and Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a pain detective, he offers complete and thorough evaluations to find the root cause of your pain and fix it without prescribing potentially addictive and harmful opioids. For a more holistic approach to pain management, call the office today or request an appointment online.
Pain management is a branch of medicine that provides multiple approaches to ease suffering and improve the quality of life for those living with acute pain or chronic pain. Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. Typically, the body uses pain as an alarm to signal to you that something is wrong. It also serves as a tool to help reach a diagnosis.
In a majority of cases, pain is acute - meaning it comes on suddenly. Once the underlying condition is treated, the pain gets better and it heals. There are also cases in which some people experience pain that lasts an extended period of time, known as chronic pain. This type of pain can be challenging to diagnose and treat. It can also lead to numerous other health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Spine Technology and Rehabilitation is an interventional pain management practice. Dr. Fortin provides comprehensive care for many common pain conditions and determines if you are a good candidate for pain management after a full consultation.
Some of the conditions he specializes in include:
If you are seeking non-addictive treatments to get relief from your pain, you are an excellent candidate for pain management at Spine Technology and Rehabilitation since they do not use opioids for pain management.
When you see Dr. Fortin, you will undergo a thorough and comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are suited for pain management. Dr. Fortin is a pain detective and works hard to find the root cause of your pain to fix it.
Dr. Fortin will review your symptoms when they started, and the types of treatments and therapies you have tried to ease your pain. He will also discuss your medical history and past medication use.
You will go through a thorough physical exam with Dr. Fortin. He may also order imaging studies like X-rays, CTs, or MRIs as well as other studies like blood work, electromyography (EMG), and/or nerve conduction studies (NCS) to help find the root cause of your pain.
At Spine Technology and Rehabilitation, Dr. Fortin creates individualized pain management plans that will treat the root cause of your pain. These treatment plans can include:
When needed, Dr. Fortin can also provide minimally invasive, outpatient surgeries to relieve your pain.
For an approach to pain management that does not rely on the use of addictive and harmful opioids, call Spine Technology and Rehabilitation today.