Pain Management program
Pain can be a physically and emotionally draining experience. When a patient's medical problem is complicated by debilitating pain, the Northern Dutchess Hospital Pain Management Program is available to help.
When acute pain does not end in the expected time frame, the pain is considered chronic. Pain may arise from an accident or injury, cancer, arthritis, other physical ailments, or event emotional distress. Whatever its cause and site, chronic pain limits the activities of everyday living and can erode the sufferer's dignity and self-esteem. Chronic pain can be extremely debilitating and requires a different approach to its management.
Under the direction of a physician who is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, the program offers expert diagnostic and anesthetic block techniques, rehabilitation medicine, and physical therapy. An expert staff assesses each patient and offers recommendations for treatment, clearly defining the benefits and risks of each procedure.
Treating the following:
- Facial pain
- Neck, shoulder, extremity pain
- Low back and leg pain
- Herniated disc
- Muscle pain
- Neuralgia or pain following a nerve injury
- Pain resulting from shingles
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia
Methods of Pain Relief
- Nerve Blocks (interruption of pain pathways)
- Epidural Steroid Injections (to reduce
- swelling around nerves)
- Trigger Point Injections (to relieve pain
- in specific areas)
- Physical Therapy and Exercise program
- Nerve Stimulation (TENS and Dorsal
- Column Stimulators)
Patients may access these services through a physician referral or enroll in the program without a referral. Insurance or worker's compensation may cover part or all of the cost of the program's charges.
For additional information, call (845) 871-3665.