Elam Health and Wellness
Stephanie Opusunju, MD
Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX
Millions of Americans needlessly suffer from some form of pain, whether it is acute or chronic. Fortunately, professional pain management can help. Stephanie Opusunju, MD, at Elam Health and Wellness in Dallas, Texas, has extensive experience helping his patients get the relief that they seek. To learn more about your pain management options, use the online booking feature or call the office today to schedule an appointment.
Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, you know firsthand just how debilitating it can be. In addition to the physical effects of constantly being in pain, chronic pain can interfere with your day-to-day life, preventing you from doing the activities that you love. In addition, it can lead to emotional and psychological challenges, including depression.
Pain management is a field of medicine that aims to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from chronic pain. Since chronic pain can show up in many forms and conditions, pain management utilizes a broad approach, including various noninvasive therapies and medication.
Dr. Opusunju provides compassionate and focused pain management care, helping his patients get the relief they need.
What types of conditions cause chronic pain?
While everyone may experience pain periodically, chronic pain is pain that lasts for 12 weeks or more. The pain can be dull, aching, sharp, or burning, and it may come and go or remain constant. It can present as chronic headaches, lower back pain, muscle pain, joint pain, and more. Sometimes, treating the underlying condition can help to improve chronic pain.
However, there are situations where the pain can remain without an apparent cause. In these situations, professional pain management can offer some relief. Dr. Opusunju works with his patients to deliver pain management care designed to fit their individual needs. Call the office today to find out whether you may be a candidate for professional pain management.
What can I expect at my appointment?
Initially, Dr. Opusunju will meet with you and discuss your medical history in detail. In addition, she will conduct a thorough physical examination and take any laboratory or diagnostic tests that are needed.
Based on the nature of your chronic pain, Dr. Opusunju and the team will create a treatment plan for you, which may include medication, specific medical procedures, or lifestyle changes such as physical therapy.
To learn whether professional pain management can help you get the relief you need, call the office today or use the online scheduling feature to book your first appointment.