Pain Management

Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Care at Premier Orthopaedic Associates Pain Management is about easing the suffering and improving a patient’s quality of life. Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers the highest quality Pain Management services available with the expertise of Pain Management Surgeon, Kimberley Y. Smith, MD. Dr. Smith uses a number of different specialized treatments to relieve pain and improve the lives of patients during their everyday activities.

Following procedure are specialised in as part of Premier's Pain Managment Program.

  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Nerve Block Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • EMG Nerve Conduction Testing
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation Therapy)

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, our physicians look to identify the pathology of our patients condition and utilize the best treatments for their needs. Symptoms of pain can come from something as simple as a migraine or be caused by nerve conditions and injuries that impact the ability of a patient to function normally. Through diagnostic screenings and imaging tests like MRI’s, Discography and CAT scans our physicians can more accurately diagnose a problem and work with you to achieve positive results. Pain Management and Physical Medicine can help patients who suffer serious conditions like these:

  • Spinal Compression
  • Disc Herniations
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve Pain/li>
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Frequent Muscle Strains

Tips for Managing Chronic Pain at Home

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year. Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers a number of ways to help you, but how can you help deal with chronic pain at home? Here are a few helpful tips to help you manage your pain:

  • Meditation or Deep Breathing Techniques

    Meditation can help you manage your thoughts, breathing and in effect, help your body relax and therefore relieve your pain.
  • Reduce stress

    This might sound easier said than done, however, it’s important to identify stress inducing activities or scenarios that might aggravate or intensify your pain.
  • Exercise

    Exercise produces Endorphins in our blood stream which has the ability to block pain and when you build muscles, we can prevent re-injury
  • Dieting and Healthy Living

    Tobacco and Alcohol use can increase heart rates and blood pressure which can negatively impact or trigger headaches, disrupt sleep schedules and increase pain levels. A balanced diet can also improve overall blood pressure and blood sugar.
  • Massage – Massage therapy sessions can release tension and pain in soft tissue and therefore relieving the tension patients feel..

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Kimberley Y. Smith

Dr. Kimberley Y. Smith, MD, FAAPMR & FAAPM, is a double board certified, fellowship trained Pain Management Specialist with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Chiara Mariani

Chiara Mariani, MD, FAAPMR, is a board certified, Pain Management Specialist with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.