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08/03/2016
By: Ken R.
Advanced Pain Management
I have read some of the reviews and I must be going to a different Dr. John W. Nelson. Yes, sometimes his staff is a little flighty and doesn't always have a sense of urgency but that you find with many Dr.s office personnel. As far as Dr. Nelson is concerned, I have been under his care for almost 7 years and have nothing but praise for him and the care I have received from him. One of the first things he told me was that I know my body better than him and I need to tell him what my pains are. We have tried several different pain management procedures, some worked , some have not. I am in the process of slowing down my daily intake of pain meds and we talk about the effects it is having on my body each visit. The day will come when I no longer need to see Dr. Nelson but I will always give his name to anyone that lives with chronic pain. I have seen many Doctors in my 65 years and he is in the Top 5 for the care he has provided me.
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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