Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing suffering and improving quality of life for those living with pain. Service is usually provided by a multidisciplinary team of board certified physicians, nurses and pharmacists.

It is important to choose the right treatment. Here are guidelines for choosing treatment.

  1. Study and know the history

Choosing a course of treatment begins with knowing the history of the pain.

  1. Determine its cause

Determine what is causing pain; it could be a symptom of another problem.

  1. Identify the kind of pain

There are two main types of pain, neuropathic and nociceptive.

(a) Nociceptive pain

Nociceptive pain indicates nerves are aware of injury and are signalling the brain. Most types of arm, leg, and back pain are nociceptive, which is either somatic or radicular pain. Radicular pain comes from an irritated nerve, like when a disc herniation causes a nerve in your back to pinch. Somatic suffering is generally limited to the thighs or back.

(b) Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain indicates your nervous system is not working properly. This pain is more difficult to treat, although medication is the go-to source for relief.

One of the latest forms of pain treatment is low level laser therapy. It is easy to apply, and works on most types of pain. It is non-invasive and non-toxic, unlike most pain medications.

Pain Management Service, IMC

If you or your loved one is suffering pain, then try our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to pain and live a “pain free life”. Please contact IMC today.

We understand your pain and will do everything to help. We also provide physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, osteopathic manipulation, and acupuncture.

Call 845-535-9884 or fax 845-358-4418. Email at .

We are located at 188 S. Main St, New City, NY 10956

We also have branches in Spring Valley and Nanuet.

For more information, please visit

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