The goal of pain management doctors Dallas is to enhance function and enable the individual to lead a normal life. Both the physicians and their patients have a number of options when it comes to treating pain. Sometimes relaxation and distraction by the use of imagery is known to give relief and all these treatment methods are effective as per people who advocate their use. No matter what the method of treating pain is, you need to understand that pain is more or less treatable.

Here are some common ways of treating pain:

Acetaminophen

 

This is the basic ingredient found in the prescription drugs for treating pain. It is sold over the counter and often is asked to be used in combination with another prescription drug named codeine.

Acupuncture

This involves the use of fine needles at specific points on the body to get rid of negative energy present in the body and enhancing the flow of positive energy. This is an age old practice (2,500 years old) and it comes under the general healing category of Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. Though there are no proves to know the real effect of acupuncture in treating pain, it still is a popular method for the same and are even prescribed by many doctors and practitioners all around the world.

Analgesic

This refers to a class of drugs, more commonly known as painkillers and used to give immediate relief to pain. Aspirin and ibuprofen fall under this category. In fact acetaminophen is part of this class of drugs. Analgesic has been derived from an ancient Greek word that means ‘stop pain’. Over-the-counter and non prescription drugs are often recommended for treating mild to moderate pain. Prescription analgesics meaning the ones sold only under the direction of a doctor through a pharmacy can give relief from moderate to serve pain.

Anticonvulsants

These are prescribed to people with seizure disorders but sometimes are also used for treating pain. Some of these are used to treat neuropathic pain.

Antidepressants

These are also sometimes used as pain relievers. These along with lithium and neuroleptics belong to the category of psychotropic drugs. Anti anxiety drugs are also sometimes used as pain relievers as this promotes muscle relaxation. Practitioners would try to treat your pain with the use of analgesics first before trying out these drugs.

Biofeedback

This is a very popular way to treating common pain like headache and back pain. A special electronic machine is used and the patient is trained so that control over few body functions can be attained like skin temperature, heart rate and muscle tension. In this way, the patient can then change the way the body responses to the pain by making use of relaxation techniques etc. This is often combined with other methods of treatment to enhance the patient’s sense of well being.

Chiropractic manipulation

It refers to the use of hands to manipulate the spine and is usually used to get relief from back pain. This is new addition to the methods of treating pain though it is gaining popularity day by day. There are many pain clinics in Dallas that offer you chiropractic therapy combined with other pain management therapies to give relief from chronic pain. The massage component of this therapy is known to give great results.

A lot of other pain treatment methods are also used by practitioners all across the world like cognitive behavioral therapy, use of electrical stimulation like TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation), electric nerve stimulation etc., and many more to offer relief from pain.  Pain management clinics depend more on alternative ways to treat pain.