An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is a medical condition that is distinct and more complex than acute pain. While acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts the body to potential injury, chronic pain persists well beyond the normal course required for healing. The economic and personal losses associated with chronic pain can be devastating, and include lost income, productivity and mobility, plus a significant risk for severe anxiety and depression.
The causes of chronic pain are not always clear. Past traumatic injuries, congenital conditions, cancers, arthritis, and other causes may be obvious, but in many cases the source of chronic pain can be very complex. This makes it difficult to treat, and effective therapy usually requires multiple modalities designed to help the patient reach his or her highest level of function and independence.
At Hudson Valley Spine and Pain we specialize in the treatment of chronic pain. Our physician is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with the American Board of Anesthesiology. He uses the latest technology to help patients maintain an improved quality of life while they recover from chronic pain. Treatments vary based on the type and source of pain, and might include the use of medications, injections to deliver medications to the source of pain, nerve blocks to stop the transmission of pain, and more advanced therapies such as spinal cord stimulation and implantable pumps.
Hudson Valley Spine and Pain’s affiliated pain management organization, North American Partners in Pain Management (NAPPM), is dedicated to alleviating suffering with severe, acute and chronic pain management services and anesthetic treatments.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life and function of patients, ranging from older adolescent to geriatric, with either benign or malignant persistent pain via pain management after surgery.
We focus on relieving pain with epidural anesthesia when a patient does not respond to traditional methods of treatment. Hudson Valley Spine and Pain also helps our patients avoid the physical and psychological complications that may arise from their conditions.
It all begins with assessing each patient and diagnosing the source of their discomfort. Based on our findings, we then create a treatment plan that includes procedures, medications or a combination of therapies. Our doctors typically work closely with other treating physicians for maximum patient benefit.
To ensure the best approach to treatment is taken, we continuously reevaluate our patients, based on the effectiveness of our pain management services.