Non-Surgical Pain Management

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When looking for pain management therapy in Tulsa Oklahoma one of the best in the business is Dr. Parchuri at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. Dr. Parchuri is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is expertly trained in diagnosing and fixing the pain in your joints, back, or musculoskeletal system. If you are tired of dealing with pain associated with these areas and you’re ready to do something about it give Dr. Parchuri’s office a call at  539-664-4448.

One of the things that immediately pops into people’s mind when they hear surgeon is surgery. However, Dr. Parchuri only uses surgery as a last resort option. With that being said having been trained in surgery this gives him a tool that many issues can only be fixed with. Before he resorts to surgery, he will exhaust every nonsurgical method possible to eliminate your pain or fix your issue. Once all nonsurgical treatment options have been tried, and the issue still hasn’t been remedied then and only then will treatment with surgery be discussed. Dr. Parchuri knows how serious surgery is, and he also knows how beneficial it can be for those patients that can’t heal with nonsurgical intervention.

Some of the nonsurgical options that Dr. Parchuri will try for pain management include weight loss, medications, and activity modification. Weight loss can have a dramatic and impactful effect on the stress put on the joints. This stress is put on the joints many times can cause pain in the joints that otherwise wouldn’t be there. Therefore, one of the first interventions that Dr. Parchuri will look at in your pain management protocol is weight loss. If you do not have any weight to lose, then he will look at your daily activity. Are you lifting things properly and are your mechanics sound in your daily movement patterns?

A few of the other nonsurgical interventions that Dr. Parchuri will try before resorting to surgery include spinal injections, spinal bracing, and physical therapy. These interventions are a little more invasive than the weight loss, medications, and modification of activities. However, these interventions can be very beneficial in a well-structured pain management protocol. Physical therapy works to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve the endurance of the musculoskeletal system in order to be better able to manage the body’s movement patterns of activity to reduce pain. Spinal bracing does something similar to physical therapy in the sense of strengthening however instead of spending the time to strengthen your body through exercise you put an artificial strengthening structure on your body. This is exactly what happens when you put a wrist brace or an ankle brace on.

If you are looking for a doctor and a surgeon who is going to eliminate your pain once and for all than you want to look really hard at going to see Dr. Parchuri at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. If you are concerned that going to a surgeon is going to result in you getting surgery this is not something that you have to be worried about unless it is absolutely necessary when seeing Dr. Parchuri.

Pain Management Interventions

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There are many different ways to handle pain management when it comes to the musculoskeletal system. When you break it down into two categories, you have non-surgical methods, and you have surgical methods. When looking for somebody to handle your musculoskeletal pain you want to ensure that they have training in both modalities surgical and nonsurgical. The old saying goes if you’re a hammer you see everything as a nail. Therefore, if you go to a surgeon who is only trained in pain management surgical techniques, then you’re probably going to have surgery. However if you go to a surgeon who is also trained in nonsurgical interventions than you are going to get what is the best solution for you. That is what you will get at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists with Dr. Parchuri. You can call their office at 539-664-4448.

It can be both mentally and physically exhausting to live in constant pain. That pain doesn’t have to be severe for it to be exhausting on your system. However, the more severe the pain is, the more exhausting it is on your system both mentally and physically. Therefore, if you are experiencing any type of consistent acute or prolonged musculoskeletal pain you want to get it checked out as soon as possible. The sooner you get it checked out, the sooner that stress on your system will be relieved.

Some of the nonsurgical methods that Dr. Parchuri utilizes in his pain management protocols are physical therapy, spinal injections, and spinal bracing. These three surgeries although somewhat invasive are not as invasive as full on surgery. Spinal injections serve to bring down the inflammation in specific areas of the spine. Spinal injections are simply a steroid being injected into the spine. These are used with great success for pain that occurs in the arms and legs. The only drawback to spinal injections is they can only be used at a maximum of three times per year. However, many people see great success in a great reduction in pain when utilizing.

Spinal bracing also known as spinal orthosis is often used to limit range of motion of a client who is in pain. This technique helps to ensure that the body gets retrained and how it should be moving and in what ranges of motion you should be moving in to prevent pain. Spinal bracing is also used post surgery in order to keep a patient from undoing what the surgery did and to help with rehabilitation. Physical therapy can also be beneficial in a pain management protocol by increasing the endurance of the local musculature, increasing muscular strength, and improving flexibility.

If nonsurgical interventions are tried with little to no success than surgery is a viable and realistic option. This is why you want to ensure that you have a doctor who is trained in both the nonsurgical and surgical methods. That way you can work with him until your pain has been eliminated. Dr. Parchuri will have you taken care of with both the nonsurgical interventions and the surgical.