Pain is a natural and necessary part of life, used by our bodies to guard against potential injury. Sometimes, however, injuries don’t heal properly, or our bodies develop tissue damage that constantly sets off our pain receptors. When this happens, we find ourselves struggling with chronic pain - a complex health issue that requires specialized interventions.
In cases of chronic pain, proper pain management can help. At the East Suburban Sports Medicine Center, we strive to help patients manage their pain in a holistic way. By identifying the cause of a patient’s pain and addressing it with non-invasive healing techniques, we can help patients regain mobility and comfort - not just mask their pain.
If you are struggling with pain issues, our experts would be glad to meet with you, review your medical needs, and create a care plan that will improve your quality of life. Contact us to meet us in one of our 7 convenient office locations - ESSMC Greensburg, ESSMC Monroeville, ESSMC Murrysville, ESSMC North Huntingdon, ESSMC Penn Hills, ESSMC Penn Township, or ESSMC Plum.
Pain is complex, so there are many treatment options utilized by the medical community to address it. Medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques can all potentially provide relief to patients.
We primarily focus on pain management through physical therapy at our practice. Physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids, and is even recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the management of most non-cancer related pain.
Depending on the nature of your pain, our team may focus on addressing your symptoms with either passive therapy (manual therapies, heat and ice packs, etc.) or active therapy (movement-based activities, strengthening exercises, etc.). During your care, we will also work to correct improper habits and movement patterns that are contributing to your pain.
We also have affiliate partners that offer additional pain management services as needed: