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By: Stephenie E.
Carolinas Center for Advanced Management of Pain
After years of excruciating pain and doctors who wouldn't listen or treat the pain I finally found this practice. Dr. Mironer and the PAs took a proactive approach to finding the root of my pain. Dr. Mironer gave me injections relatively painless both during the procedure and afterward. He has a very dry sense of humor which I thoroughly enjoyed and the PAs listen, are sympathetic and again, proactive in treating the pain. The tests they ordered led to finding the root cause of my pain and have been managing the pain ever since with great success. I would recommend this practice to anyone who is truly interested in finding out why they have pain and are appreciative of procedures to to manage it. They are at first reluctant to prescribe pain medicine with good reason given the number of drug seekers today. Once they assess the needs of the patients however they medicate well to manage the pain. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
Tips & Advices
Several forms of pain management exist that are not approved typically treated by physicians or covered by health insurance plans. These include therapies like acupuncture, for example, or herbal preparations sold in stores. Before beginning any form of treatment or medication not approved by a doctor, it’s a good idea to still reach out to a physician or expert in alternative medicine for advice, or conduct some research online first.
Managing pain in children can be complicated, as kids may have more difficulty communicating their pain to doctors. Children also need to be more carefully monitored when taking most medications.
Health insurance might cover a selection of approved pain management therapies. Every insurance plan is different, so patients should check with their provider to make sure.
Patients might be instructed to continue therapy at home, either through regular exercise or specific treatment. Some people also find that getting frequent rest, taking warm baths or avoiding certain foods, for example, can help manage pain.
Side effects depend on the exact drugs and dosages used, as well as the disease being treated and many other factors. Some pain-relieving drugs, especially opioids, are known to cause drowsiness. Many antidepressants also cause a variety of adverse effects. Doctors must work closely with patients to minimize these side effects in the course of treatment.

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