As pain management specialists, we are able to evaluate your pain and effectively treat it using proven methods. Our pain management physicians treat a wide variety of pain among athletes ranging from headaches to chronic pain. We are able to treat you during your appointments and send you home the same day.
What Types of Injuries Do We Treat?
The most common athletic injuries we treat include: Spine Injuries, Hip Injuries, Knee Injuries, Ankle Injuries, and Foot Injuries. All of these in turn affect different parts of your body, so finding the source or sources of your pain is the key to stopping it.
To begin your treatment, you can have your primary care doctor refer you to us, or you can contact us directly. We take a non-invasive approach to treating your pain. We want to do everything we can to help you avoid surgery or take medications that only numb the pain and lead you to more injuries in the future.
When you visit our Clinic, you can expect us to ask you the following questions:
Where do you feel like your pain is?
How would you describe your pain? Is it dull, tingling or aching?
How often are you experiencing pain? Does it persist through the night?
When do you feel pain? Is it worse when you do certain things?
What positions make the pain worse? What positions make the pain less?
Have you noticed other symptoms that have coincided with your pain? Has it caused you feelings of anxiety or depression?
We believe listening and effective communication helps us establish a trusting relationship with our athletes. Pain affects each person in different ways. It is our goal to treat your pain the right way and increase your overall quality of life as an athlete.
What Makes Our Clinic Unique?
- We have an in-depth knowledge of pain disorders
- Our experience and education allows us to diagnose and treat even the most complex pain disorders
- We take a non-invasive approach to healing
- Our diagnostic testing pinpoints the cause of your pain
- We work with your other health care providers to make your treatments as effective as possible
- Our treatments are respectful of your belief system
- All of our equipment is up-to-date
Why Athletes Seek Out Pain Management Physicians
Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than 2 weeks and does not improve. This type of pain is difficult to manage and makes it difficult or impossible for your body to move athletically. We have specialized experience and tools to treat this persistent pain condition.
Your Primary Doctor Cannot Find the Source of Your Pain
There are many causes of chronic pain, which can make it difficult for your doctor to pinpoint. This makes the likelihood of misdiagnoses higher, resulting in a treatment plan that will not help you. Our diagnostic services and tests are much more effective in finding the source of your pain and treating it effectively. Our clinic is made up of a pain management team that will work together to form your treatment plan.
Learning Pain Management Techniques
Our clinic helps our athletes understand what pain management truly entails. We create a treatment method for your specific needs and prepare you for what to expect. This is the best way for you to recognize the signs that you are healing and motivate you to stick with the treatment plan. Instead of medication treatments, we use effective alternative methods to heal you physically and mentally. These include physical therapy, muscle activation, and chiropractic treatments.
Stop Taking Opioids
Doctors can prescribe opioids if their patients are experiencing pain. The problem here is that it is not directly treating the issue and many people become addicted to the medication. Ultimately, this causes much more harm to a person and another problem they will need to overcome. If this has been your experience, we are here to help. We provide effective alternative methods of coping with your pain by creating a treatment plan to get rid of it. We also provide a support system to help you wean off your opioids.
Many doctors offer their patients surgery as a way to treat their pain. This comes with possible side effects and longer recovery time. Surgery is not always the answer. We offer ways to treat your pain without having to go under the knife. Surgical procedures can also be very expensive. Although there may be times when surgery is the best route, it is worth your time to speak with our pain management physicians first.
At Parker Muscle and Sports Clinic, our specialists work with you to create a tailored treatment plan for the level of your pain. We use minimally invasive techniques that have been proven to be effective. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us directly through our website or contact us by phone.