Neurological Pain Management
Sports Neurology Expert Witness
Anyone who is living with chronic pain or pain from a recent injury knows
just how important it is to get a handle on that pain and control it.
Pain can attack the body in a number of different ways and it can strike
all areas including the bones, joints, nerves and muscles.
Appropriate and effective pain management is vital for long-term neurological
pain sufferers as well as those who have sustained a neurological injury.
When the right type of treatment is achieved, it can greatly enhance quality
of life - something every person deserves.
The Many Causes of Neurological Pain
Just as there are many types of pain, there are just as many causes. When
it comes specifically to neurological pain, the cause can be attributed
to any condition that affects the nervous system. The most obvious injury
of this type that is sports-related is a concussion.
Other causes of neurological pain requiring appropriate management include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brachial plexus lesions
- Peripheral nerve injuries
While the pain may begin as physical, without proper care, it can also
become psychological. In some cases, this psychological pain can last
even after dealing with pain management of the physical symptoms. This
notion has been extensively studied and widely discussed regarding the
long-term effects of concussions, for example.
Whether your neurological pain is the result of a sports-related injury,
accident or other cause, it's important to consult with a doctor when
you have pain that does not go away. An expert neurologist can get to
the root cause of the problem, while helping you find ways to effectively
manage the pain associated with it.
Treating the Pain a Variety of Ways
The pain management techniques in use today can vary based on the type
of pain and the severity, as well as the cause of the pain. When it comes
to neurological pain, we endeavor to treat it in a variety of ways, using
the least invasive and most effective treatment options first. Some choose
to use medicinal management to help them with their pain. They can use
medications in conjunction with other treatments as well.
Other alternative ways of managing pain include:
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic therapy
While there are no guarantees that these alternate methods work, many swear
by their effectiveness, and are worth trying. As mentioned, sometimes,
the pain management needs go well beyond the physical, and the patient
may need to use psychological support and counseling to help them with
Other times, changes to a person's lifestyle can make a difference
when it comes to pain management. If they have chronic pain in their knee,
for example, they can try to lose weight which will place less stress
on their joints.
Seeking Professional Help for Neurological Pain Management
Chronic pain can drive a person to the point of madness. Self-medication
with over-the-counter medicine may work for a short time, but it does
not get to the bottom of the problem. Others may turn to illegal drugs
to deal with the pain, but this merely compounds their problems. It is
important to get in touch with a medical professional as soon as you can
so you can get real and honest help for dealing with your pain. No one
deserves to live in pain. Get the pain management help that you need right now.
If you are in need of an expert witness for a legal matter, I, Dr. Williams,
can provide you with the neurology expertise required to strengthen a
case. I am a
Board Certified Neurologist with extensive experience as a sport concussion expert witness. Please
contact me today to learn more about how my qualifications and training may be beneficial to you.