Pain Management: Goodbye Grin and Bear It

If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, you’re far from alone. In fact, it’s estimated that 85 percent of us will experience some degree of chronic pain in our lifetime. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine , pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

Simply put, pain isn’t something that’s just “all in your head.” It’s a very real health issue.

That’s why Holland Hospital takes you and your pain seriously. Together with Lakeshore Health Partners, we’re now proud to offer comprehensive pain management services. Best of all, treatment is effective, nonsurgical and available close to your home.

So finally, you can say goodbye to grinning and bearing it.

Why see a pain management specialist?

People who suffer from chronic pain not only experience physical stress and discomfort, but also changes in appetite, lack of energy, depression, anger, anxiety, sleep problems and other symptoms that can limit their ability to get the most out of life.

A pain management specialist is a doctor who has received additional training in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pain. This training enables the specialist to understand the unique complexities of pain management, including the latest diagnostic testing, prescription medications, and procedures like nerve blocks, spinal injections and other interventional treatment techniques. Pain management doctors also play a key role in coordinating physical therapy, rehabilitation and behavioral counseling as needed, giving you access to a multidisciplinary care approach.

What services do we provide?

Our practice offers noninvasive, cutting-edge pain management solutions designed to benefit a wide range of conditions, including back and neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle pain, headaches, arthritis, and cancer. Many of these conditions respond well to simple muscle, joint or bursa injections. Other procedures that require more advanced image guidance are also performed at Holland Hospital’s Outpatient Surgery Center.

Because our pain management specialist is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and has received fellowship training in pain medicine, you can rest assured your injection or other treatment technique is delivered with the utmost precision and safety.

Where can you learn more?

To learn more, visit Lakeshore Health Partners Pain Management or call (616) 738-3884.