Pain Management Specialist

Innovative Pain Solutions Centers

Pain Management located in Bowie, MD, Laurel, MD, & Salisbury, MD

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, Innovative Pain Solutions Centers can help manage your symptoms. As experienced pain management specialists, Akara Forsythe, MD, and Joseph Oppong, Jr., MD, bring cutting-edge treatments like injections and regenerative medicine techniques to their three convenient locations in Maryland. To schedule an appointment in Bowie, Salisbury, or Laurel, Maryland, call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or book online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

As pain management specialists, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong focus on diagnosing, preventing, and managing chronic pain conditions. Experts in this medical discipline provide a wide range of specialized care, including:

  • Identifying the precise source of your pain
  • Recommending the most effective treatment to relieve your discomfort
  • Helping you avoid surgery by using conservative therapies
  • Controlling stubborn forms of pain resistant to other treatments
  • Providing long-term medication management solutions to handle chronic pain safely
  • Offering rehabilitation strategies after surgery

Their advanced training and experience enable Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong to bring a multidisciplinary approach to treating a wide range of spinal diseases and chronic pain conditions.

 

How do you diagnose chronic pain conditions?

To locate the source of your pain, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong perform a complete and thorough medical examination. In addition to reviewing medical history and symptoms, they might also recommend:

  • A full musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Lab testing
  • Digital imaging, like X-rays or MRIs
  • Neuropsychological exams for cognitive disorders, dementia, or head injuries

Living with chronic pain can also cause profound psychological distress, so Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong could also suggest counseling and emotional support if needed.

 

Are there different types of pain management therapies?

Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong offer numerous pain management services to address even the most complex pain conditions. Some of the most common in-office treatments include:

  • Cervical epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Stellate ganglion blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint steroid injection
  • Geniculate or nerve ablation, or radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy

Whenever possible, Dr. Oppong uses ultrasound-guided techniques to minimize your radiation exposure.

You can also find regenerative medicine treatments at Innovative Pain Solutions Centers, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy. These types of pain management solutions work to trigger your body’s natural healing process by using powerful cells harvested from your body or a donor.

In addition to interventional pain techniques and medication management, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong also rely on physical therapy and aqua therapy to help manage painful conditions.

To find pain management strategies for your unique condition, call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or schedule an appointment online today.


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