Monthly Archives: October 2015

Modern Pain Management for Modern Patients

It’s true that, in the past, psychiatric and neurological disorders were treated with pseudoscience and superstition. It’s fortunate that we live in a time where computers and other advanced technology have given us realistic explanations for why certain neurological phenomena occur. Modern medicine has given us real solutions for individuals suffering with pain from a variety of neurological disorders and injuries. The same way we’ve learned to help people cope with depression and schizophrenia, we’ve also learned ways to help people with pain associated with things we can’t control.

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

This is one of the most devastating cases we see—people with CP are forced to deal with debilitating levels of pain for several reasons. The main reason for pain in those living with CP is the spasticity caused by certain malformations in the musculoskeletal system that causes the muscles to move involuntarily or become extremely stiff at times. Typically, properly coping with pain like this is only possible through extensive communication combined with therapy and medication.

Now, with new breakthroughs in medical technology, we have special injection therapy that eases pain and muscle spasticity in many patients. Each patient is different, and each different type of palsy is quite unique. Pain Management is a very intricate and personalized practice and needs to be carefully determined, and each instance of pain needs to be analyzed and the source pinpointed.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis is a disorder that is still mired in scientific and medical mystery. With MS, a mysterious misdirection in the immune system causes the immune system to attack the protective “myelin” surrounding nerve fibers in the central nervous system, and eventually even the nerve fibers themselves. MS eventually causes the brain to miscommunicate with the body in many different ways, making life quite difficult for those coping and living with the disorder.

Pain Management is important for those suffering with MS, as it causes spasticity in muscles, as well as many other issues including tingling, dizziness, numbness, fatigue and even bowel and bladder problems. It is a complex issue with many different treatments necessary to help individuals cope. Different patients experience MS in different intensities with different problem areas and different symptoms. No two people’s symptoms are exactly alike. That is why our pain management services for those suffering with MS are so important—proper pain management is only possible through extensive communication, therapy and understanding of each specific symptom.

Chronic Migraine

Chronic migraine headaches are more common and extremely debilitating. Individuals suffering with chronic migraines can experience up to 15 headache-days a month. Migraines are not normal headaches. They are throbbing, recurring headaches creating extremely uncomfortable feelings of nausea and blurred vision. Some individuals report fatigue, mood swings and inability to sleep well.

Some suffering with migraines can be treated through different styles of pain management. Some patients suffering from migraine headaches can benefit from certain injections and others may enjoy different methods of therapy and coping. Through modern medicine, people can find relief to these problems that simply wasn’t available less than a half a century ago. We’re happy to be able to help.

We’re Here to Help

We’re happy to offer professional headache treatments and much more for many of the surrounding Indiana regions. Pain is a life changing experience that quickly becomes a lifestyle. Break the cycle today. Contact us at Midwest Neurology Associates at 219.200.4676.