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Pain Management Specialist

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Pain Management and Regenerative Medicine located in Northern Virginia

Over 20% of American adults live with chronic pain. This pain occurs every day or most days for six months or longer. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, John Huffman, MD, offers pain management services and treatments to improve your quality of life. If you would like to reduce your pain and return to work or your favorite pastimes, call Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, or book an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management provides a way for you to live with your pain while enjoying the activities you love and maintaining your ability to work productively. Even if your condition lasts for the rest of your life, you can reduce your pain and improve your mobility with an effective, personalized pain management plan. 

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman specializes in pain management for a variety of degenerative conditions, chronic conditions, and injuries resulting in long-term pain. He prioritizes noninvasive treatments to help you avoid surgery and the lengthy healing time it often requires.  

When designing your pain management plan, Dr. Huffman considers the source of the pain, its intensity, and your prognosis. He might recommend multiple ongoing treatments to provide long-term relief. You should attend regular follow-up appointments as you take part in your plan to make sure the recommended approach is working. 

When should I consider pain management?

Pain management is helpful for men and women who live with chronic conditions or chronic symptoms stemming from injuries or surgeries in the past. If your pain and discomfort result in regular missed days at work, trouble moving, or a lack of sleep, pain management can help you return to a normal routine. 

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman can help you manage pain related to:

  • Arthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Neuropathy
  • Herniated discs
  • Musculoskeletal injuries

Before you start treatment, Dr. Huffman performs a physical exam and asks about your pain. He might also use diagnostic services like X-ray imaging, ultrasound imaging, or bloodwork, to discover the source of your pain if you do not already know it. He can treat neck pain, back pain, extremity pain, or widespread pain across any region. 

What does pain management involve?

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman designs a pain management program according to your specific symptoms and preferences. He might encourage you to try multiple approaches or change your plan if your current strategy is not sufficient. Your pain management plan might include:

  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Pain relief medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Intrathecal drug delivery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy

Dr. Huffman visits with you regularly to gain information about the effectiveness of your plan and make sure you are keeping up with your care. In addition to treatments and therapies, he might tell you to improve your diet, stop smoking, or lose weight to manage your discomfort. 

If your pain inhibits you from working or enjoying yourself in any way, call Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, or book a consultation online today.