Finding the right help is important in taking control of your pain. Whether it’s sudden knee pain, chronic back pain, persistent arm pain, or another pain, IBJI has you covered.
Chronic vs. Acute Pain
Aches, stiffness, and soreness can be sudden or ongoing.
- Chronic pain is ongoing and lasts longer than three months. Chronic pain is usually consistent and experienced on a daily basis. It can be caused from past injuries or illness, arthritis, or an underlying issue. No matter the cause, chronic pain hurts and does not change unless properly managed.
- Acute pain is typically sudden and sharp. This type of pain is typically anything less than four weeks and subacute pain is between four and 12 weeks. It should go away when there is no longer an underlying cause for the pain — for example, a muscle strain. With correct treatment, acute pain can be relieved and you can get back to being active.
Your pain management specialist will work closely with you to diagnose your pain and identify the best treatment plan.
Medications, prescribing physical therapy, and/or performing targeted injections/procedures are all means of effective pain management utilized by IBJI’s specialists to improve quality of life and avoid chronic pain.
Our pain specialists help you manage your pain by recommending lifestyle changes, working with you in physical therapy, and following up with you for your next treatment.
If conservative treatment is unsuccessful, we also determine whether the patient would benefit from a surgical evaluation for pain relief.
At IBJI, we have experts who specialize in different areas of pain management, including anesthesiologists Pain is a complex condition, and IBJI strives to ensure we offer a variety of providers to help your needs. Our team of pain management specialists include pain management physicians, physiatrists and anesthesiologists.
- Pain management physicians and anesthesiologists evaluate, diagnose and treat your pain. Helping patients reduce the severity of pain and avoid going into a state of chronic pain with minimally invasive procedures and proper use of medications.
- Physiatrists, also known as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, focus on enhancing and restoring functionality to the body part in pain. These physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disabilities; they are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans.
Chronic Pain Management
With mounting concerns regarding the opioid crisis facing our nation, IBJI physicians are committed to providing our patients safe and alternative treatments and therapies when appropriate for each unique patients’ needs. Our staff is committed to providing the information necessary to make the most informed decisions around your care.
We strongly encourage all patients to speak directly with their provider regarding any specific concerns around chronic pain management medications and associated risks.
Learn More About Common Pain Management Injections
for neck, back, arm or leg pain
This injection procedure is performed to relieve chronic neck pain, mid-back and low back pain, and radiating arm or leg pain. Steroid medication can reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by spinal conditions.
for neck or back pain
The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid
for buttocks or low back pain
This injection procedure is performed to relieve pain caused by arthritis in the sacroiliac joint where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication can reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.
for localized shoulder, hip or knee pain
This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.