Wellspring Logo

Pain Management

Pain Management services offered in the greater Bel Air, MD area

When chronic pain prevents you from being active, you can find holistic pain solutions at Wellspring Clinic. Experienced physical medicine physician Nkiruka Arene, MD, takes a whole-person approach to manage your pain and prevent it from worsening. Dr. Arene also values the importance of healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk for chronic pain that results from obesity, diabetes, and other medical issues. Call the Bel Air, Maryland, office to schedule a pain management appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is a field of medicine that focuses on the relief of acute and chronic pain that develops after an injury or due to a chronic disease.

Wellspring Clinic specializes in holistic pain management services to help you find lasting pain relief, so you can feel better and be more active in life. Dr. Arene uses a number of strategies to reduce the severity of your pain, including medications, injections, and pain pumps.

She also takes a whole-person approach to pain relief by providing resources to address weight challenges and other lifestyle factors that contribute to pain.

Why would I need pain management?

You can benefit from the pain management services available at Wellspring Clinic if you have persistent pain that you can’t treat with home remedies and over-the-counter medications. Pain can originate from sports injuries, auto accidents, falls, or other types of personal injury.

You may also need medically supervised pain management if you have chronic pain in your back, neck, joints, or muscles due to:

  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle sprains
  • Ligament strains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Dr. Arene can also provide customized pain management plans to address trigger points (overly tight muscles) and abnormal muscle movements (spasticity).

What pain management treatments are available?

Wellspring Clinic offers a range of treatments to relieve your pain and address the underlying issues that cause it. Dr. Arene personalizes a treatment plan to fit your unique health challenges based on your medical history, cause of pain, and the pain severity.

Your treatment may include:

Oral medications

Initially, Dr. Arene may recommend anti-inflammatories and pain-relieving medications, so you can participate in physical therapy, at-home exercises, and other physical rehabilitation services.

Injectable medications

When oral medications aren’t effective, you may benefit from injections of corticosteroids and anesthetics into your muscles or joints.

Pain pump

For difficult-to-manage chronic pain, Dr. Arene may suggest a pain pump, a device she implants into your body during a surgical procedure. The pump releases the proper dose of medications to a targeted area to provide lasting pain relief.

Medical weight loss programs are also available to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, learn how to prepare nutritious meals, and incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Call Wellspring Clinic to schedule a pain management consultation or book an appointment online today.