Pain Management

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, and this message shouldn’t be ignored. The Village Emergency Centers offers individualized pain management for patients in all locations that are centered on reducing and alleviating pain and improving the overall quality of life. If you're dealing with persistent or acute pain, the Village Emergency Centers can help, 24 hours a day and all year round.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is medical care that’s focused on managing and treating pain, allowing you a better quality of life.

The goal at Village Emergency Centers is to find effective treatment methods to help patients manage persistent pain ranging from mild to severe, and flares that cause fluctuations in pain levels.

What causes pain?

Pain is an incredibly broad symptom that’s designed to alert you to a problem in your body. Pain can be acute, as a result of an injury or accident, which requires immediate treatment. Pain can also be caused by an exacerbation of chronic musculoskeletal issues.

No matter the reason, it’s unnecessary to suffer from pain when treatment is just a visit away at the Village Emergency Centers.

What causes back pain?

Back pain is the leading cause of missed work in the United States, and is one of the top-10 reasons Americans seek emergency medical help. Back pain is typically caused by:

  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Fractures
  • Ruptured or herniated discs
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Skeletal irregularities
  • Osteoporosis

When should I seek help for back pain?

If you’ve sustained an injury to your back, or an existing condition is flaring up, the resulting pain will be your guide as to whether you should visit Village Emergency Centers. If your pain is moderate to severe and your mobility is compromised, it’s a good idea to see a doctor to relieve your discomfort and get you back on your feet.

What treatments does pain management include?

Pain is complex and can have a variety of causes, so there are many different treatment options.

Pain management professionals often treat pain with a combination of methods, including:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative exercise
  • Steroid injections and nerve block injections
  • Medications such as NSAIDS, opioids, antidepressants, and muscle relaxants

The Village Emergency Centers takes time to create a treatment plan tailored to manage and control your pain and improve your health, overall wellness, and quality of life.

Whether you’re experiencing acute pain from an injury, or a flare-up of a chronic condition, visit Village Emergency Centers for an individualized approach to pain management. The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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