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Pain Management Techniques In 2024

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Pain is complex, ranging from the pain of a scraped knee to a chronic throb after surgery. For some, the pain disappears within minutes; however, not all are lucky. But, there is nothing to worry about, as several pain management techniques improve your quality of life. According to reports, it is projected that around one in five people worldwide suffer from pain. 

This shows that a pain management doctor is a vital component when it comes to pain care. Advanced Medical Group, a leading healthcare provider, has experienced pain management specialists and resources to provide almost any treatment needed to treat pain. Anyone suffering from pain can benefit from pain management strategies, some of these are mentioned below:

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In 2024, apart from the traditional techniques, pain specialists are also using alternative pain management techniques. These techniques combine conventional and modern techniques and offer a more comprehensive approach. Understanding the cause and learning effective pain management methods can improve the patient’s quality of life. Some of the key pain management techniques include:

Hot And Cold Therapy 

It is one of the most safe and common strategies to reduce pain. Heat therapy helps relax the muscles and dilate your blood vessels. It is extremely helpful in healing after your injury. Your doctor might prescribe heat therapy for persistent pain that is usually associated with cramping, muscle stiffness, etc. Cold therapies help manage acute pain and injuries. 

Pain Management Techniques - Hot And Cold Therapy

Exercising 

You must be wondering how exercising can help in pain management. Well, exercise is one of the great ways to reduce pain. It reduces joint pain as it keeps your joints flexible. Is it possible that you are thinking about how one can benefit from exercising in joint pain? 

You do not have to do rigorous exercise; a mild walk can do wonders. Exercise helps enhance your mobility in conditions like arthritis, so do not be afraid to move! However, which exercises can you go for that only your doctor can recommend? There may be situations where the doctor suggests you take a rest.

Drug Therapy 

Your pain management doctor will prescribe you medicines to manage your pain. Medicines are used to treat short-term or long-term pain. First of all, your healthcare provider will understand the cause of pain, and then they move forward with the treatment. They might recommend you over-the-counter pills or prescriptions. 

In today’s time, cannabis is also gaining popularity in treating pain. A certain amount is used for medical purposes. However, remember always to seek health professional advice. Taking medication and doing physical therapy works great in your favor when it comes to managing the pain. 

Trigger Point Injections 

Trigger point injections treat muscle areas that consist of painful knots. You can easily feel these knots in your muscles. Since they are sensitive to touch, when you put pressure or touch that area, you can feel immense pain. When your muscles are tense or there is some trauma, then it can result in knots. To relax these knots, trigger point injections help them relax and reduce the pain. 

After you have taken the injection, you can feel the pain relief between 24 and 72. The trigger point injections also help you improve your range of motion.

Pain Management Techniques - Trigger Point Injections

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy 

It is also known as TENS, and its main purpose is to stop the pain signal from reaching your brain. Suppose your source of pain is on your arms, so an electrode will be inserted to release a low-voltage electrical current. Do not get stressed by the word current; it is extremely low-voltage. The electricity then stimulates the nerves that disrupt the pain signals. 

Imaging Technology 

In 2024, there are several refinements in imaging technology; this has paved the way for a more effective pain management technique. One such modern pain management strategy is Radiofrequency ablation which uses heat to comfort the muscles. This technique offers you immense pain relief.

Acupuncture

In the acupuncture procedure, tiny needles are injected into the skin at a specific location. Do you know that your body releases endorphins, which naturally reduce pain? In acupuncture, it is believed that the body releases these hormones, thus providing you pain relief.

Pain Management Techniques - Acupuncture

Biofeedback 

This is a mind and body technique. It controls your body functions such as breathing, blood pressure, etc. It helps in muscle relaxation, which can reduce tension and relief pain. In this method, electronic pads are placed on your body, facilitating the monitoring of your progress and pain levels. 

Music Therapy 

This is an interesting technique. Some studies show that music can help in reducing pain. You can listen to any kind of music. Classical music has shown great results, but you can try your favorite genre! It helps distract you from your pain. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The pain management techniques you have seen above are mostly physical; however, this one is psychological. How and how much pain you feel also depends on how you think. When you have the right set of mind, you can easily cope with your pain. Therapists will change your negative behaviors and thoughts and help you develop awareness. In this way, you can have better coping skills.

Follow These Easy Pain Management Techniques 

Summing up, it is challenging to live with constant pain, so much so that you cannot perform normal daily tasks. This is not fair, as everyone has a right to live a pain-free life. With the help of pain management techniques and tips mentioned above, you can easily manage your pain. When you have constant pain, it makes it difficult even to do a normal daily task. A pain management doctor can help you to cure or reduce that pain. A reliable institute such as Advanced Medical Group understands your requirements and comes up with an affordable pain management cost and plan. So, are you ready to say goodbye to your pain?

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Fatima Shaik is a board certified internist and cardiologist. She specializes in general cardiology and heart rhythm disorders. She cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City and North Bergen. She also performs procedures at Jersey City Medical Center.

She completed her undergraduate education at NYU and received her MD degree for SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and her cardiology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Queens. She went on for advanced training in electrophysiology at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.
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Reema Parikh received two bachelor’s degrees from Long Island University and Touro College, and graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College in 2013. In her early years as a DPT, she received an award for excellence in research and taught a course for the national physical therapy licensing board exam. Dr. Parikh has a passion for helping patients on their health journey; she is experienced in all ages and care of patients, ranging from pediatric care to geriatric care. She has hosted live and virtual workouts for varying levels of physical activity, incorporating mobility and strength segments. Dr. Parikh has furthered her education by receiving certifications in many aspects of physical therapy and holistic care including Nutritional PT, Restorative Yoga, Pilates, and Reiki.

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Prajakta Avhad, MD

Pain Management located in Franklin Township, Somerset, NJ & East Brunswick, NJ

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Dr. Prajakta Avhad is double board-certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Avhad received her M.B.B.S. from MIMER, India, and completed her Surgical internship and Anesthesia residency at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York during which she interned at Memorial Sloan Kettering, St. Luke’s Roosevelt, and Staten Island Hospital.

She then completed her Pain Management Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Avhad is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Avhad has been in practice in Central and South Jersey for more than 12years. She is a caring physician with expertise and experience in treating a spectrum of Pain conditions like chronic back and neck pain, herniated discs/sciatica with minimally invasive interventional procedures.

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Radhika Patel PA-C

Radhika Patel, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Jersey City, NJ

About Patel
Graduating summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Biological Sciences and minor in Spanish, Radhika Patel obtained experiences in outpatient medicine as well as in emergency medical services prior to pursuing a career as a physician assistant. She graduated from the Rutgers University Physician Assistant program with a Master of Science after training in cardiology, internal medicine, and urgent care, among many other fields at various hospitals and private practices throughout the state of New Jersey. She is a proud member of the team at Advanced Garden State Cardiology and looks forward to meeting with patients each day in our Jersey City office.

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Enrique Chappilliquen, PA-C

Physician Assistant located in Union City, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

About Dr. Chappilliquen
Graduated from Mercy College Physician Assistant Program with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Enrique has extensive experience in the medical field for more than 6 years.

He has clinical experience and training in internal medicine, cardiology, general and vascular surgery, hematology, oncology, and emergency medicine. He joined Dr. Richard’s practice in October of 2016. Since then, he has been a dedicated medical provider working in the Union City office and the Hematology/Oncology office in Jersey City as well.

As a Hispanic, he proudly serves his community with passion and devotion. Being able to communicate fluently with his patients allows him the opportunity to provide excellent medical care to the Hispanic community in Union City and Jersey City. Also, sharing the same language, culture, and values as his patients allows him to connect at a personal level with his patients. Enrique continues to develop his knowledge and skills constantly to continue satisfying the needs of his patients.

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Christopher Samaniego, DPM

Podiatrist located in Jersey City, NJ, Union City, NJ, and West New York, NJ

Christopher Samaniego, DPM, is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. He attended college at Messiah College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He earned his podiatric medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed his surgical residency training at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. 

Dr. Samaniego provides comprehensive foot and ankle care at Advanced Medical Group in Jersey City, Union City, and West New York. His specialized surgical training includes

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  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Arthroscopy, joint replacement, minimally invasive techniques

Samaniego is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Podiatric Medical Association. He keeps up to date on the latest surgical techniques and available technology in foot and ankle care.

Prior to joining Advanced Medical Group, Samaniego studied public healthcare in Zambia and assisted in providing care to the local community. He has also presented research at the annual meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Samaniego achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered with Troop 454 for scouts with special needs and the Freehold Public Library. In his free time, Samaniego volunteers with his local church community service and youth programs.

Samaniego resides in Jersey City, NJ and maintains his health by cycling and interval training several times a week. He explains, “Healthy doctors inspire healthy patients. I follow the same advice I give my patients, and I read constantly to become a better physician every day. I encourage my patients to ask questions and learn about the cause of their symptoms. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Merwin Richard, MD

Cardiologist located in Jersey City, NJ & Union City, NJ

As an established board-certified internist and cardiologist, Merwin Richard, MD, has a reputation for helping patients with the most complex of health conditions. He cares for patients at Advanced Medical Group in West New York, Jersey City, and Union City, New Jersey.

Richard began his undergraduate education in medicine at Stanley Medical College in India. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University before relocating to New York City.

After completing both his internship and internal medicine residency through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Richard went through advanced fellowship training. He completed a cardiovascular fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, then went on to finish a second fellowship in interventional cardiology through Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now Icahn).

 

Throughout his career, Richard has stayed involved in numerous research projects and previously served as a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University). Richard went on to become the director of the first cardiac catheterization and interventional laboratory in Jersey City and has extensive training in vein treatments.

To ensure he continues staying up to date with the latest research and techniques, Richard maintains his board memberships. He’s board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Being fluent in English,  Spanish, and Tamil gives Richard the opportunity to communicate with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Richard is currently accepting new patients.