The goal of any pain relief center or clinic is to provide treatment for pain while maintaining function. At The Helm Center we manage pain due to variety of reasons including cancer, nerve entrapment, disc bulge, sports related injuries, arthritis, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, different types of headaches, spine fracture, and muscular or nerve damages. We look for natural pain relief but also use pain relief devices and products, as well as other treatments. Our pain specialists are here to help you live a pain free life.
Treating pain can be simple or it can be complex. An example of simple pain would be nerve root irritation from a herniated disc, with pain going down the leg. This type of problem can often be taken care of by simply providing an epidural steroid injection and physical therapy. Oftentimes, however, the pain does not go away. In these cases, a wide variety of skills and techniques may be necessary to treat the pain. These skills and techniques include:
- Interventional procedures
- Medication management
- Physical therapy or chiropractic therapy
- Psychological counseling and support
- Acupuncture and other alternative therapies
- Referral to other medical specialists
Efforts to treat just part of the pain will not succeed. We need to look at you and your life with the goal of reducing your pain; improving your function and helping you get over this temporary period of disability. At The Helm Center, we tailor the treatment to meet your needs, using as few or as many modalities as you require.