Pain management physicians have advanced training in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating all different kinds of pain. There are many treatment options available that you may not be aware of. For some patients, your treatment plan may include a combination of methods, including braces, medication, injections, or surgery. Some people think that medication, injections, or surgery are the only answers for pain management – but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here are 5 items that your pain doctor might recommend.
- Dynamic Reliever – this semi-malleable knee brace is helpful in relieving pain from mild to moderate osteoarthritis. Straps are soft and adjustable, not bulky, and it is easy to take on and off. The brace has a self-contouring nylon shell for a comfortable fit that does not slip.
- Action Reliever – a comfortable knee brace shown to decrease pain and increase mobility. It fits so well and closely with the leg that no one will know you are wearing a brace. Magnetic buckles keep the brace in place and make putting it on easy, even for patients with limited use of their hands.
- Genu Ligaflex® ROM, Closed – this knee brace is for patients with ligament injuries, meniscal injuries, post-op meniscal repairs, and mild osteoarthritis. Non-bulky with Velcro tabs, it is simple to put on and very comfortable.
- Sleeq APL 650 LSO – a spinal compression brace that is the most comfortable and easy to adjust brace available. Breathable material keeps you cool and the brace stays in place while compressing the spine no matter your position.
- SLEEQ FLEX 457 TLSO – from the same family of spinal compression braces, this brace is breathable, slim, and comfortable. It is lightweight and thin and provides pain-relieving compression to the spine.
Sometimes these different braces and appliances can provide the support needed to relieve pain, while they can also be successfully used in conjunction with other treatment options, such as NSAIDs or physical therapy.
If you live in the Austin, Texas area and you have chronic or acute pain, call Balcones Pain Consultants. Our pain specialists include board-certified surgeons who see every patient on their first visit. Call (512) 834-4141 for an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Austin, Cedar Park, and Marble Falls, Texas today.