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Pain Management

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury & Rochester, MN

Do you need help managing uncontrolled chronic pain? Are you recovering from a motor vehicle accident or work injury? Visit any of the five Valley Medical and Wellness (VMW) locations in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury, Rochester, and Bemidji Minnesota for help.

Our pain management providers specialize in treating pain caused by a wide range of medical conditions. We use a unique, multi-therapy approach to help manage and reduce chronic pain. By integrating medication management with physical and interventional therapies, we personalize every patient plan to make you feel your very best!

Pain Management Q & A

 

What type of painful conditions does VMW treat?

The pain management providers at Valley Medical and Wellness specialize in treating pain caused by a wide range of medical conditions. We use a unique, multi-therapy approach to help manage and reduce chronic pain of all types. By integrating medication management with physical and interventional therapies, we personalize every patient plan to make you feel your very best!

Some common painful conditions treated:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Chronic headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic shingles pain
  • Cancer-related pain 
  • Spinal disc h
  • Chronic lyme disease 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Ehlo’s danlos syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

What is VMW's pain management philosophy? 

Our pain management program focuses on improving daily function and quality of life by reducing pain and dependence to opioids. Pain management strategies are personalized to each patient and incorporate exercise, nutritional habits, and interventional pain procedures to help further improve function.

The goal of pharmaceutical pain intervention is to reduce your sensations of pain and improve your function. The pain management specialists at Valley Medical and Wellness are experienced at safely prescribing pain medications. We customize the type and dosage of your medication and monitor you to assess its effectiveness.

Valley Medical providers are aware of concerns about using pain medications for management and the risks involved. They do everything possible to ensure your safety and monitor your usage carefully and follow all government regulations. While our providers do prescribe opioids for chronic pain, our pain management program is designed to help you regain maximum function and reduce dependence to opioids.

Our providers take into account your past medical history and complete a thorough examination, in addition to evaluating other risk-factors like your overall health, age, and other medications you may be prescribed.

What interventional therapies help with pain management?

The pain management specialists at Valley Medical and Wellness recommend a variety of interventional therapies, depending on your pain symptoms and origins. These include:

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation treats osteoarthritis of the knees or shoulders. Osteoarthritis is characterized by a breakdown of cartilage that cushions the space between bones at the joints. Usually, osteoarthritis occurs due to natural aging and wear and tear. Viscosupplementation restores hyaluronic acid to your joints, supplying lubrication for smooth movement between bones.

Steroid injections (large and small joint injections)

Steroid injections, or large and small joint injections, provide a steroid injection along with a numbing agent in the joint to reduce inflammation in order to reduce pain in joints that have been injured or damaged due to arthritis or injury. Steroid injections are also used to treat painful tendons or bursitis, which is when the small fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint gets painfully inflamed. The joints most often injected are the shoulder, elbow, knee, hand, wrist or hip.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections are injected directly into painful soft tissue (muscle), versus a joint. Trigger point injections use both numbing agents and steroids to relieve pain and help release the tension in the soft tissue.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is another type of injectable treatment which involves the injection of natural substances found in the body, such as dextrose and saline, and a numbing agent to trigger your body’s natural healing response.

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

OMT uses hands-on techniques to stretch muscles and move joints to promote healing and relieve pain.

Does Valley Medical offer Suboxone treatment for chronic pain?

Valley Medical is one of the few clinics in Minnesota to offer Suboxone® treatment for pain management. Suboxone is typically used for opioid addiction but can also be used to manage chronic pain. 

Suboxone contains buprenorphine combined with naloxone and is a safer and more effective alternative to other prescription opioids, such as Vicodin and OxyContin. It can be used safely for long periods of time without the risks of tolerance and dependence associated with opioid use.

Patients who have switched to Suboxone from other opioid medications often see amazing results, reduced pain, and improved quality of life. Our providers often recommend Suboxone alongside other pain management therapies. 

Does Valley Medical treat chronic back pain?

The pain management experts at Valley Medical are experienced in treating all types of back pain, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • And more

If you're experiencing chronic back pain, turn to the professionals at Valley Medical for expert pain management that will make you feel better soon. 

Questions or concerns? Email us at patientservices@valleymedical.com call us at (612) 444-3000. 

For faster response, you may also securely text us at (612)-453-1965.

Fax Number: 612-444-9000