Personal Injury Specialist

Melbourne Spine

Pain Management Specialists located in Melbourne, FL

As one of the nation’s leading pain management specialists, Omar H. Henriquez, MD, at Melbourne Spine provides a wide variety of treatments for personal injuries for men and women of all ages in Melbourne, Florida. Regardless of the type of injury you have sustained, Dr. Henriquez can offer safe and effective treatments that avoid the use of pain medications like opioids. If you sustained a personal injury, call Melbourne Spine or schedule an appointment online today.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is a personal injury?

A personal injury is when you sustain an injury to your body, often due to accidents, negligence, or unintentional misconduct by another party. The most common causes of personal injuries include:

  • Slipping and falling
  • Car, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents
  • Medical accidents
  • Assault and battery

Many personal injuries cause damage to your body’s soft tissues, especially if you’ve been in a car accident. These areas include muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Soft tissue damage is a leading cause of acute and chronic pain that often requires professional pain management and rehabilitation.

What is pain management?

Pain management is a medical field that focuses on identifying your pain source and finding a safe solution to treat it. Dr. Henriquez uses his extensive training to look beyond masking your symptoms and instead eliminates or minimizes your pain at its source.

Dr. Henriquezis holistic and interdisciplinary approach to pain management incorporates therapeutic strategies to help you reach optimal wellness. This approach often includes:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition and diet management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vocational or occupational therapy
  • Alternative therapies like chiropractic adjustments and massage

At Melbourne Spine, you can also find cutting-edge nonsurgical treatments like injections, nerve blocks, and spinal cord stimulation, as well as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or radiofrequency ablations. These pain management therapies deliver small electrical currents to precise areas in your body for pain relief.

When left unmanaged, acute and chronic pain can lead to more pain. While Dr. Henriquez works to bring your pain under control, he also pays close attention to the strain it can put on your emotional health.

What can I expect during my pain management appointment?

During your first appointment, Dr. Henriquez discusses your symptoms, reviews your full medical history, and performs a comprehensive physical exam. He also evaluates any digital imaging tests you may have had, including X-rays, CAT scans, or MRIs.

Based on the information you provide and his evaluation, Dr. Henriquez might recommend additional tests to confirm his diagnosis. After your first appointment, you should have a better understanding of your pain as well as how Dr. Henriquez will continue evaluating and treating your condition.

If you have a personal injury, Dr. Henriquez also closely documents your condition in case legal action is pursued in the future.

For more information on personal injuries and pain management, call Melbourne Spine or schedule an appointment online today.

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