Pain Management

Chad Stephens, DO -  - Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician

Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine

Chad Stephens, DO

Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Physician located in Southlake, TX

Effective pain management programs can include a variety of treatment options. Once you have been diagnosed and your condition evaluated, Chad Stephens, DO, and his staff at Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine will be able to formulate a treatment plan that takes your particular needs into consideration. If you live in Southlake or Fort Worth, Texas, or the surrounding communities, the team at Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine encourages you to call for an appointment if you deal with chronic pain on a regular basis.

Pain Management Q & A

What is the ultimate goal of pain management?

The primary purpose of a pain management plan is to reduce the severity of pain so you can get back to playing sports or enjoying other daily activities. By reducing or eliminating the pain, you’re able to have a higher quality of life that allows you to function efficiently without pain. Alleviating pain and inflammation is the means to an end that lets you perform tasks and certain activities that may not have otherwise been possible without treatment.

Dr. Stephens formulates pain management plans that take into account your specific needs. That allows him to offer the best possible treatment options to enable you to increase your level of activity and regain the strength you may have lost during your recovery.

What treatments are included in pain management programs?

Pain management plans can include any number of medication and non-medication, interventional treatment options. In some cases, Dr. Stephens may use two, three, or more to provide the desired amount of relief. A few of the most common treatment options Dr. Stephens uses include:

  • Various types of nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Trigger point injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

To develop an effective pain management plan, Dr. Stephens takes into account the cause of the pain, whether it is acute or chronic, and the severity of the pain. Your pain will be unique to your particular injury or illness.

After Dr. Stephens performs a thorough evaluation and determines the proper course of action, he'll be able to offer you a pain management plan that will produce the results you need. Once you've brought your pain under control, you'll be able to live a more active life without the constant discomfort associated with your injury.

What role does exercise play in managing certain types of pain?

Exercise improves circulation, keeps muscles and nerves flexible, and reduces inflammation. When used as part of an effective pain management program, exercise will help to strengthen the body and allow it to respond much faster to particular types of treatment.

Dr. Stephens can provide pain relief through different nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures. Once you've effectively controlled your pain and discomfort, you can gradually resume your level of activity.

If you’re experiencing prolonged pain, call Noble Pain Management & Sports Medicine today.