One of the most common symptoms that cause patients to seek medical care is pain. Pain can be sharp and intense, dull but persistent, or anything in between. While pain is a broad symptom, it is our body’s way of letting us know that something is wrong.
Pain can be acute, caused by an injury or accident, requiring immediate treatment. It can also be caused by untreated chronic musculoskeletal problems. However, no matter the cause of your pain, we understand the toll it can take on you. You shouldn’t have to go through life suffering from pain when treatment is available in your neighborhood. At Townsen Memorial Hospital ER, we are experienced in helping patients manage their pain—whether it’s from an injury or accident, from a chronic illness, or something else entirely.
Townsen Memorial Hospital Pain Management
Pain Management refers to any medical care that is aimed at managing and treating a patient’s pain. Pain Management affords our patients a better quality of life, allowing them to get back to their daily routine (exercising, going to work, playing with their children) without the pain that once held them back.
At Townsen Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, our goal is to find safe and effective ways of treating persistent pain—including mild or severe pain, or flare-ups that cause inconsistencies in a patient’s discomfort level.
Common Reasons to Seek Help for Pain
While acute pain that is a result of an injury or accident is something that is typically treated immediately, other types of chronic and persistent pain, such as back pain, are sometimes not severe enough for patients to seek medical attention, even though their pain is debilitating.
In fact, back pain is the leading cause of missed work in the United States, and one of the most common reasons Americans seek emergent help. Back pain can be caused by a variety of physiological problems, including:
- Spinal Fractures
- Herniated or Ruptured Discs
- Degenerative Spinal Problems
- Skeletal Irregularities (Scoliosis)
- Muscle Sprains
If you are experiencing chronic, moderate to severe back pain that limits your mobility, let us help you. We can help relieve your pain symptoms and get you up and going again in no time.
Treatments Involved in Pain Management
Because pain is complex and can originate from a number of varying causes, we use an individualized approach with each patient, to ensure his or her treatment is as effective as possible.
Pain Management at Townsen Memorial Hospital is typically a combined treatment and can include methods such as hot and cold therapy, physical therapy, steroids, nerve blocks, or medications.
If you are experiencing persistent pain, it is time to get help. Fortunately, at Townsen Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, we are well versed in pain management. Our innovative facilities and experienced staff mean that when you trust us with your emergency care, you’ll never get stuck in a waiting room.
Conveniently located in Humble, TX right off of I69 and FM 1960, we can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love pain-free in no time. Visit townsenmemorialhospital.com/contact or call 1-877-494-9487 for more information.