Pain management draws on many principles in science and the healing arts to study the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of pain, as well as the rehabilitation of painful conditions. Pain may be the result of a disease, an injury, the result of surgery, or may be the sign of a problem, as in nerve pain and headaches.
A pain management doctor, such as Dr. V. K. Puppala, focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. He treats patients who are suffering from all types of pain including back pain, neck pain, knees, joints, musculoskeletal, and neuropathic pain disorders.
Pain left untreated can interfere with life in many ways. It can affect the healing process by interfering with the immune system. The discomfort associated with back pain can impede exercise and interfere with the rehabilitation process. Patient reports of continued pain without a definitive cause for it have many times been dismissed by health care professionals, who have traditionally looked to find an organic cause for this pain. Chronic back pain, even in the absence of a traditional cause, can lead to neurological feedback processes that can worsen the pain, which makes it more difficult to treat.
Chronic pain tends to be extremely difficult to treat, especially in cases of failed surgery or nerve pain. Pain is subjective, and needs greater awareness and understanding. Dr. Vinaya Puppala uses a wide variety of customized techniques to address pain and painful diseases and can determine the course of treatment that is right for you.