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Pain Management Specialist

Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute

Pelvic Health Specialists & Integrative Medicine located in Howell, NJ

Pain in any area of your body might not keep you from working or enjoying life entirely, but it can make even simple tasks more difficult and reduce your overall quality of life. At Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute in Howell, New Jersey, Betsy Greenleaf, DO, FACOOG, FACOG, FPMRS, FAAOPM, MBA, and the team specialize in pain management with a diverse range of services and suggestions. After performing in-depth evaluations and tests, they can support you with a personalized pain management plan. To set up a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Living with pain, especially if it’s chronic or recurrent, can impact your life in ways you might not initially expect. It can interfere with your work, relationships, and overall satisfaction. Pain management is a collection of treatments, therapies, and lifestyle strategies to ease your pain and reduce its consequences. 

At Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute, Dr. Greenleaf evaluates you and uses various tests to locate the source of your pain. She also works with you to explore available treatments and create your personalized pain management plan. 

As you take part in treatments, services, and lifestyle changes to reduce your pain, you come in regularly for Dr. Greenleaf to monitor your progress. She can alter your treatment plan, offer suggestions to make it more effective, and answer your questions. 

What causes pain?

The purpose of pain in your body is to tell you something is wrong. It may be an injury or an illness affecting your health, or the pain might seem to arise without a diagnosable cause. In some instances, pain from an injury, illness, or surgery can outlast your recovery. 

Acute pain is pain that is only temporary but often severe. Chronic pain is present for a long time or recurrent throughout your life. A few common types and causes of pain, which can lead you to book a pain management consultation with Dr. Greenleaf, are:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve root irritation in the spine
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Cancer pain

Regardless of the condition or complication causing your pain, Dr. Greenleaf can find one or more treatments to manage it effectively. You may need to try more than one therapy before finding an approach that works well for you and aligns with your preferences. 

Which treatment modalities are available for pain management?

Pain management looks different for each individual, depending on the type of pain you experience and its severity. 

Dr. Greenleaf addresses the root cause of your pain or inflammation with a diverse range of treatment modalities, all available at Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute. Your custom plan might involve:

  • Medication management
  • Sound Wave Therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy
  • Low-dose naltrexone
  • Nutrition and nutraceuticals
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Greenleaf also includes suggestions and wellness tips in your custom plan to line up with your current lifestyle, like getting more sleep or finding a healthy way to relieve stress. Poor sleep habits, anxiety, and specific activities can contribute to or worsen your pain without your knowing. 

If frequent or severe pain impacts your life, don’t hesitate to call the office at Greenleaf Health & Wellness and The Pelvic Institute or schedule an appointment online today.