What to Expect

About Pain Management:

At SEVA Med Care, pain management isn’t just about writing a prescription or providing injections or other therapies to help manage and treat pain.

We treat the whole patient, the whole family, the whole experience; making sure each person who walks through our doors not only feels valued and listened to, but also leaves functional and able to live their lives. We believe we are all part of one big family, and we’re in this together.

When you visit a SEVA Med Care pain management specialist, you’ll first undergo a thorough assessment. The physician will ask you questions about your pain, perform a physical examination and order any necessary studies (x-ray, MRI, etc.). This detailed evaluation will provide your physician most of the necessary information to make a diagnosis for your condition.

However, it is often very difficult and sometimes impossible to be 100% accurate about the diagnosis by this initial assessment. For example, spinal injections that are typically used to treat pain are also used as a way to diagnose the source of your pain. Your pain specialist may perform a spinal injection under live x-ray guidance to precisely place local anesthetic, or numbing medication, around or inside the suspected source of pain. If you obtain significant relief from this injection, it provides your physician with enough information to make an accurate diagnosis.

Regardless of the diagnostic process that’s right for you and your pain, your specialist is dedicated to finding, diagnosing and treating your pain in the most effective way possible, in order to help you get back to living your life-pain free.