Pain Management

Whether you’re experiencing pain from a chronic disease like arthritis or you’ve recently been injured, Dr. Dawn Sparks offers a variety of interventional surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to help you find relief. At Lighthouse Healing, Dr. Sparks has been helping the residents of Lihue, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii to enjoy their lives with less pain for years. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

What is pain management?

Pain management, commonly referred to as pain medicine, is a growing specialty of medicine that has expanded in recent years. At Lighthouse Healing, Dr. Sparks treats chronic pain, caused by a degenerative disease or inflammatory condition, as well as acute pain from a traumatic accident or sports injury.

Whether acute or chronic, pain can be felt in many different ways, such as tingling, burning, or a pins-and-needles sensation, often determined by the pain’s source. Dr. Sparks evaluates the type of pain you’re experiencing and discusses your symptoms to accurately diagnose the source of your pain and determine the best treatment strategy.

What conditions can pain management treat?

Dr. Sparks offers many treatments for pain throughout the body, particularly in the back, neck, shoulders, and joints. And a variety of pain management techniques can provide effective relief for pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and other degenerative diseases. Interventional pain management can also alleviate the misery caused by headaches and migraines.

How is pain treatment guided?

Dr. Sparks guides her recommendations based on the history, duration, and severity of your pain, as well as the area of the body where the pain originates.

Some conditions, like arthritis or chronic inflammatory diseases, may require a more aggressive interventional pain management approach. For your body to feel pain, a nerve signal must be sent to the brain. The concept behind most interventional pain management procedures is to treat the nerve that’s generating this pain signal.

When should you visit a doctor for pain relief?

If you’re experiencing pain, you should visit a doctor when:

Your pain is debilitating and causing you to miss out on life
Your pain has limited your activities
You’ve tried multiple treatments to relieve your pain, and nothing has worked
You’re unsure of the cause of your pain
Your pain has persisted for more than a month

If you’re in chronic pain or discomfort, call Lighthouse Healing or request an appointment online today.