As published in November/December Southwest Health:
Interventional Pain Clinic
Memorial Health Center
3400 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98663
Sometimes pain is a short-term inconvenience that goes away with rest or an over-the-counter pain reliever. But other times, nothing you do seems to help.
Fortunately, almost any kind of pain, including back pain, cancer pain, musculoskeletal pain and shingles-related pain, can be treated. The first step is to talk with your doctor, especially if your pain is caused by shingles
Your doctor may recommend several treatments, beginning with pain medications or injections. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy, such as heat and cold treatments, exercise, or massage.
Chronic pain may trigger depression, and depression can intensify physical pain. Your doctor may recommend a trained professional to teach you coping skills, relaxation techniques, and other ways to change your physical, mental and emotional responses to pain.
If you have been living with chronic pain and other treatments have not helped you, ask your doctor about PeaceHealth Southwest’s Interventional Pain Clinic . Don’t wait for pain to go away. No matter what the cause, get help now.