Pain Management & Rehabilitation
at Middletown Medical
Our Pain Management & Rehabilitation Team
It is estimated that 21% of Adult Americans, or 34 million people, experience mild to moderate chronic pain to the degree that they seek relief from a physician.
The American Medical Association estimates that 10% of Americans are dealing with chronic pain. The National Institute of Health claims that 40 million Americans are unable to find relief for their pain, which is chronic.
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What is Pain Management?
Pain management is the field that specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain. Our providers have advanced training that qualifies them as the best source of treatment for patients who are experiencing any type of pain due to illness or injury.
What symptoms would I see a Rheumatologist for?
- Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
- Sleep disturbance from pain
- Toughness, tightening or hardening of the skin
- Weakness or loss of mobility
How are rheumatic conditions diagnosed?
A physical exam and laboratory tests are common for diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases. Your doctor may also order blood work, urine samples, or additional lab tests to confirm your diagnosis and ensure proper treatment:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound
Middletown Medical, PC offers comprehensive, individualized treatment plans. Your provider will evaluate you to determine the appropriate course of action for your condition, which will also include taking the following into consideration:
- Diet changes
- Heat and cold therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Muscle or joint treatments including braces, splints, canes, or walkers
- Pain Management referrals
- Physical Therapy referrals
- Ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathies
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Autoinflammatory diseases
- Behcet’s disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Giant cell arteritis
- Gout and pseudogout (also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition/cppd)
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
- Inflammatory myopathies
- Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Lyme disease
- Palindromic rheumatism
- Polyarteritis nodosum
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
- Polymyositis or dermatomyositis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Raynaud’s disease
- Relapsing polychondritis
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome