Pain Management Treatments for Chronic Pain
You are likely to have experienced pain at some point in life. Dealing with pain can be hard; it’s more than the physical. Pain affects both your psychological and emotional wellbeing. It affects your peace and increases stress, anger, and frustration. Finding the cause of pain gives a high chance of finding the right treatment. Dr. Clement Yeh, an interventional pain management specialist, offers various advanced and holistic approaches to pain to help you find relief. Here are among the available pain management options.
Any pain can deteriorate, affecting your physical function and range of motion. Knee pain has no difference.
Knee injections promote lubrication in the knee joint, reducing pain and knee stiffness. It helps restore and improve mobility.
Knee injections at Republic Spine and Pain consist of Supartz, a solution that contains sodium hyaluronate, which provides cushions and joint lubrication.
You may benefit from knee injections to relieve pain and inflammation if you have osteoarthritis. Your provider may also recommend knee injections if other treatments, such as medications, heat therapies, and physical therapy, have not provided pain relief.
It involves techniques that reduce or inhibit pain. A nerve block involves your provider administering specific medicine to the nerve causing pain.
They use X-ray-guided imaging to place the medication on the exact nerves. There are various nerve blocks, including;
· Peripheral nerve block
· Facial blocks
· Facet joint nerve block
· Sacroiliac joint blocks
· Sympathetic ganglion blocks
· Greater and less occipital nerve blocks
· Selective nerve root blocks
Nerve blocks hinder the nerve with pain information from communicating to the brain, enhancing pain relief. It provides long-lasting results to promote better living. Other than to treat pain, your provider may use nerve blocks as a diagnostic tool to locate your source of pain.
Ketamine infusion therapy
Ketamine is a type of anesthetic commonly used for diagnostic and surgical procedures. It’s an effective and preferred form of anesthesia as it provides fast results and does not interfere with circulatory functions like other types of anesthesia.
Ketamine is an FDA-cleared technique for anesthetic use only. However, it has promising results for managing chronic pain conditions and psychiatric disorders.
Ketamine infusion therapy involves administering the anesthetic for treatment purposes. It is safe and proven to treat the following;
· Chronic pain
· Post-traumatic stress disorder
· Bipolar disorder
· Drug-resistant depression
· Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Spinal cord stimulator
It involves placing a small electrical nerve stimulator in your spine. The device delivers mild vibrations to stop pain signals. A spinal cord stimulator is an effective treatment for chronic pain if other treatments do not give reliable results.
You can benefit from a spinal cord stimulator if you have cervical and lumbar problems;
· Failed back or neck surgery syndrome
· Pain that lasts for six months or more
· Constant burning pain resulting from nerve issues
Your provider works with you before recommending any pain management treatment to determine the cause. They evaluate your symptoms and perform diagnostic tests to find the exact cause of pain. Usually, they offer conservative treatments first before moving to surgical treatments. Suppose you have any pain; contact Republic Spine and Pain today to schedule your consultation.
Umar Nisar was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Umar Nisar has contributed to many online publications including PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Umar Nisar earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Umar Nisar follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.
When Can You Sue For Getting Cancer?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating and affect anyone at any age. Several factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, can cause it. However, cancer can also be caused by the negligence of others. In such an instance, you can sue the people responsible for causing your cancer and claim compensation for the diagnosis and any associated damages.
Determining when and who to sue for getting cancer can be a complex process. So, it’s a wise idea to hire a lawyer to get you through the process and get the compensation you deserve. The attorney can advise you on when, how, and whom to sue for getting cancer.
With that said, here’s when you can sue for getting cancer:
- Product Liability
You can sue for getting cancer from a defective product. For example, in one hair product cancer lawsuit, a claim was made that a hair straightening product was causing uterine cancer in women. The defects in the hair product increase the risk of developing uterine cancer for whoever uses it. If you think you’re in a similar situation, you can sue the manufacturers if a certain product increases your risk of developing cancer.
However, proving your case and claiming compensation can be challenging. In such a case, you must prove the defective product caused your cancer to sue the manufacturer or retailer. You’ll have to request tests on the products to prove the defect and the relationship to cancer development. The product defect has to have caused your cancer diagnosis directly. One example is when the product has excessive amounts of lead. You’ll need to hire experts or resort to government authorities to investigate the product to prove this. This way, you have a piece of solid evidence to sue the product manufacturer.
- Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is one of the most common reasons to sue for getting cancer. You could sue for medical malpractice if the doctors, healthcare facility, hospital, or other medical professionals failed to offer the standard of care causing your cancer diagnosis. For example, if the doctor failed to order necessary tests or misdiagnosed your case resulting in cancer progression, you can sue for medical negligence.
To successfully sue for medical negligence, you must prove that the medical practitioner’s actions directly caused your cancer diagnosis. You must also show that you suffered damage because of the negligent actions of the medical practitioner. By doing so, you can claim compensation for treatment of progressing cancer, lost wages if you cannot work, and pain and suffering.
- Environmental Factors
Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins is a common risk factor for cancer. Prolonged exposure to asbestos at the workplace, radiation, and other chemicals can increase cancer risk. If you can prove your cancer was caused by exposure to a certain environmental toxin like asbestos, consider suing the company or entity responsible for the pollutants.
Suppose a company’s activities produce excessive radiation that affects the population in a specific area and results in cancer. In that case, you can sue that company for exposing you to toxins that caused the development of your cancer.
Like the previous points, you must prove your cancer was directly caused by a specific substance you were exposed to. You’ll also have to show that the exposure was from the negligence of the company or entity you’re suing. Another aspect you must consider is the entity’s knowledge of the potential risks of exposing people to the toxin or substance. Since you’ll also claim that the company or entity was negligent, expose their bad practices that contributed to the development of your cancer.
Additionally, working in a hazardous environment may expose you to substances or toxins that can increase your cancer risk. For instance, if you’re a construction worker with constant exposure to asbestos, you’ll be at risk of developing cancer. Working as a firefighter can also expose you to asbestos and other carcinogenic substances that cause cancer.
You can sue your employer for getting cancer while working in a hazardous environment. To be successful, you must prove the cancer was caused directly by exposure to a specific chemical or substance at the workplace or in the line of duty. For example, getting cancer from asbestos exposure at a construction site.
In such a suit, you’ll claim compensation for the medical expenses covering the diagnosis and treatment, lost wages, damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family, and other associated costs.
Conclusion Getting a cancer diagnosis because of someone else’s negligence can be traumatizing and devastating. However, you can get a little relief through compensation for the medical expenses and other related damages, such as pain and suffering. The process of suing for getting cancer can be complicated, and it’d be best to hire an experienced lawyer to handle the litigation process. An attorney can also advise on the available legal options available and the compensation to seek.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]