Restoring Your Quality of Life
Millions of Americans suffer from pain at some point in their lifetime. Patients treated at Teton Valley Health will experience a comprehensive diagnosis of their chronic pain condition. Since pain affects every aspect of a patient’s life, a multi-disciplinary approach has proven to be the most beneficial. Our mission is to help you control your pain and restore your quality of life — whether that includes sports, work, hobbies or spending time with your family. We understand the devastating impact that chronic pain can have and are dedicated to providing the care you need.
At Teton Valley Health, we utilize a variety of care methods for the treatment of chronic pain. Our Pain specialists work in concert with your primary care provider and other medical professionals to provide additional treatment possibilities for patients who are experiencing chronic pain. Treatment plans are designed to incorporate our patient’s health goals in an effective, whole-person approach. Treatments may include injections, medications, counseling, and coaching.
Pain Management Is Closer Than You Think
Head, back, neck pain, whatever it may be, our goal is to end your chronic pain once and for all. Here at Teton Valley Health, our interventional pain management team has training in advanced pain management treatments and techniques and state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies that give us the edge we need in ending your pain.
We’re here for you every step of the way through your fight against acute or chronic pain. Every one of our medical professionals and staff do what they do for people like you because we see time and time again patients overcoming the impossible. At Teton Valley Health we also put a heavy emphasis on in-depth diagnostic evaluations, highly integrated physician teams, and multidisciplinary treatments to help you get back to a full and rich pain-free life.
Intervention for Pain
For chronic pain sufferers, finding relief from their pain can be difficult and time consuming. Sometimes patients are shuffled back and forth between primary care physicians, specialists, and therapists of all kinds in search of a solution to their pain problems. Interventional Pain Management can be a useful alternative for patients who have exhausted other treatment methods without success and may be the solution chronic pain sufferers are looking for.
Don’t let chronic pain control your life. With our multi-disciplinary approach to pain medicine, state-of-the-art interventional pain management techniques, and regenerative medicine you’ll find exactly what you need to improve your daily life. We in treating all types of pain including:
- Abdominal Pain – Abdominal pain may be an achy, dull, intermittent, or sharp sensation located below the chest and above the pelvis. Treatment may start with over-the-counter pain relievers and home care such as drinking plenty of water, eating certain foods such as fiber, or avoiding certain foods, and using antacids. Depending on the severity of the abdominal pain, we may recommend interventional pain therapies such as biofeedback, prescription medications, nerve blocks, and nutritional counseling.
- Arm and Leg Pain – Arm and leg pain is caused by inflammation of tissues and can be caused by a number of conditions or injuries. Swelling may be a symptom of disease or injury. Depending on the severity of the arm or leg pain, we may recommend interventional pain therapies such as prescription medications, topical agents, injections, stimulation, and physical therapy.
- Important Note: Be aware that the cause of arm pain can be life threatening if it is associated with the pain of a heart attack. Heart attack pain can radiate into the arm or jaw. Seek medical help immediately if you suspect you may be having a heart attack.
- Arthritis Pain – Arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that primarily affects one or more joints. Common signs and symptoms of arthritis generally include pain or stiffness of the joints and can be treated through medication management and/or injections.
- Back Pain – Pain issues with the spine, such as in the lower, middle, or upper back and neck, are common and can interfere with your daily activities. Treatment options such as ice, rest, and pain medications may give you short-term relief from symptoms. Chronic pain may require additional therapy, such as physical therapy, medication management, injections, nerve blocks, stimulation, and minimally invasive procedures.
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that typically affects the arms or legs and can cause severe pain and inflammation as well as changes in skin color and temperature. A combination of therapies may help improve symptoms or slow the progression of CRPS including medication management, injections, and stimulation.
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy – Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage that occurs as a complication of diabetes. Prolonged exposure to blood sugar damages nerve fibers throughout the body. Treatment through medication management are meant to manage complications associated with the condition, restore function, and minimize pain.
- Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia can cause widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, behavioral health, and cognitive health issues. Treatments for fibromyalgia pain may include a combination of interventional, functional, and behavioral health therapies such as medication management and injections.
- Head Pain – Many people suffer from chronic or acute tension headaches, migraines, or other head pain. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause and severity of a patient’s pain. Adequate hydration, sleep, and dietary modifications can help reduce the occurrence and severity of headaches. In severe cases, when medication management is required to manage pain, Teton Valley Health takes a conservative approach to limit prescription medication and avoid issues with dependence.
- Joint Pain – Pain in the joints occurs when damage or disease affects the connections between bones. Levels of discomfort vary from mild and acute to debilitating and chronic. Depending on the cause of pain treatment options can include medication management, topical agents, injections, and physical therapy.
- Neck Pain – Neck problems can cause sensations that range from tingling or a dull ache to sudden or sharp pain that prohibits your normal activity. Treatments such as ice, rest, muscle relaxants and over-the counter pain medications may provide some relief. Prescription anti-inflammatory pain medications may also be prescribed if necessary. Sometimes additional therapy is required and can include physical therapy, medication management, injections, nerve blocks, stimulation, and minimally invasive procedures.
- Neuropathic Pain – Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain condition that develops when nerve fibers have become damaged or dysfunctional as a result of tissue damage. Mild neuropathic pain may only require conservative treatments such as rest, ice and nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs for adequate pain relief. Moderate to severe cases of neuropathic pain may benefit from stimulation depending on the nerves that have been affected. Injections or nerve blocks may also be administered for neuropathic pain that affects specific tissues and muscle groups.
When to Seek Help
According to the CDC, approximately 19.6 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that has limited their daily activities on most days or every day during the past 6 months. If pain is limiting your ability to perform daily tasks, it is time to get help.
A few key characteristics of chronic pain include:
- It is ongoing or recurrent
- It lasts beyond the usual course of an acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months
- It often negatively impacts an individual’s well-being
Chronic pain varies in intensity and frequency. Some experience chronic pain constantly while others only feel it in episodes. In addition to physical effects, chronic pain can have psychological effects, such as fatigue, mood changes, stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, or restless nights of sleep.
At Teton Valley Health we are here to help you get back to your life. Our highly skilled Pain Management Team will create an individualized care plan to help you regain function for your daily life activities.
Make An Appointment Today!
The Pain Management Team at Teton Valley Health see patients at the Specialty Clinic located within Teton Valley Hospital. Schedule an appointment with us today and begin your journey to life-long pain relief once and for all. To request an appointment, please call us at (208) 354-6323.
120 East Howard Avenue
Driggs, Idaho 83422