One in four American adults is living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for months, years, or longer — and it can seriously erode your ability to live life to its fullest.
Some types of chronic pain can be traced to a previous injury or a degenerative condition like arthritis. In other cases, chronic pain has no clear cause. Unfortunately, identifying the root cause of your chronic pain is often a long and complicated process.
Eric Fanaee, MD, and our team believe that reaching the right diagnosis is critical to finding effective treatment and delivering that much-needed relief from your pain. We take a holistic approach to wellness to ensure you get the answers and the care you need.
Our holistic approach to diagnosing pain
When you see Dr. Fanaee for pain management, we start with a detailed review of your symptoms. We ask questions like:
- When did the pain start?
- Do you have a history of injury?
- How has your pain changed over time?
- What activities make your pain worse?
- What improves your pain?
- What is your daily routine like?
- What treatments have you tried?
Along with these questions, we review your medical history. Dr. Fanaee performs a physical exam and orders additional tests if needed. These diagnostic tests may include:
- CT scan
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve conduction study (NCS)
But our holistic approach includes more than just a physical assessment. We evaluate the mental and emotional effects of your pain, too, as well as the impact it has on your quality of life.
We work closely with you to understand the unique ways pain affects you. Then, we develop a comprehensive treatment strategy.
What you can expect with holistic pain management
Traditional pain management often involves simply prescribing pain medication. If that pain medication isn’t effective enough, you might feel like you’re out of options.
As a pain management specialist, Dr. Fanaee takes a different approach. He specializes in a range of treatments for back pain, neck pain, and other types of chronic pain. Even if the cause of your pain can’t be identified, he works with you to find a pain management solution that works for you.
Our pain management solutions include:
Depending on your diagnosis, Dr. Fanaee may recommend one or more treatments. We continuously evaluate your condition during treatment and adjust your care plan as needed.
Chronic pain is complex, and it’s not unusual to try several treatments before finding a combination that offers maximum relief for you. No matter what, Dr. Fanaee and our team are committed to helping you find a pain management plan that works.
When chronic pain is limiting your life, seek out a provider who takes a holistic approach to get you the right diagnosis and treatment. Book an appointment with Dr. Fanaee at 631-265-2020 or request an appointment online now at either our West Islip or Smithtown, New York, location.