Pain Management in Hollywood & Miami FL

Pain Management

Serving the South Florida area with locations in Hollywood and Miami, FL

Dr. Andreas C. Tomac, MD, PhD, FAANS is a distinguished neurosurgeon specializing in Pain Management.

What is Pain Management?

Pain management refers to a multidisciplinary approach aimed at alleviating and controlling pain. It involves various medical, physical, psychological, and interventional strategies to enhance the quality of life for individuals experiencing pain. The goal of pain management is not only to reduce or eliminate pain but also to address its underlying causes and improve overall well-being.

Pain management is often tailored to the specific needs of each individual, considering the type of pain, its duration, and the impact on daily life. Healthcare professionals, including pain specialists, physiatrists, and anesthesiologists, collaborate to create comprehensive and personalized pain management plans. The ultimate aim is to improve function, enhance well-being, and empower individuals to actively participate in their own care.

Key components of Pain Management include:

Medical Interventions:

    • Medications: Pain-relieving medications, including over-the-counter drugs (e.g., acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and prescription medications (e.g., opioids, muscle relaxants), may be prescribed based on the type and intensity of pain.

Physical Therapy:

    • Exercise and rehabilitation programs designed to improve flexibility, strength, and function. Physical therapists work with individuals to enhance mobility and reduce pain through tailored exercises and techniques.

Interventional Procedures:

    • Injections: Procedures such as epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, or joint injections to deliver medication directly to the affected area and reduce inflammation.

Psychological Support:

    • Counseling and psychological interventions to address the emotional and psychological aspects of pain. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques may be utilized.

Alternative Therapies:

    • Non-traditional approaches such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and herbal supplements may be considered based on individual preferences and responses.

Lifestyle Modifications:

    • Changes in lifestyle and daily activities to manage and prevent pain. This may include adopting ergonomic practices, maintaining a healthy weight, and incorporating stress-reducing activities.