Pain Relief Specialist

National Healthcare Center -  - Urgent Care

National Healthcare Center

Urgent Care located in Stockbridge, GA & Atlanta, GA

Chronic pain is often debilitating, but it’s highly treatable at National Healthcare Center in Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia. The board-certified primary care specialists offer pain relief options using natural, holistic solutions whenever possible. If you suffer from chronic headaches or neck, shoulder, back, or knee pain, book an appointment by phone or online, or walk in today.

Pain Relief Q & A

Why might I need pain relief?

You might desire pain relief if you suffer from short-term or long-lasting discomfort. You may experience pain in your neck, back, hips, knees, other joints, or head. Common causes of pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Other sports-related injuries
  • Joint problems
  • Automobile accidents
  • Falls or other trauma
  • Depression
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity

Your risk of developing chronic pain increases with age. The National Healthcare Center team works to find the root cause of your discomfort and develop an effective pain relief solution that’s right for you.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of pain?

To determine what’s causing your pain and develop a treatment plan, the team at National Healthcare Center discusses your medical history, reviews your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. They might recommend you undergo urine tests, blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to get a more in-depth view of your bones, muscles, and joints.

What are common pain relief treatments?

Some of the many pain relief options National Healthcare Center might recommend include:

Lifestyle changes

Making specific lifestyle changes can diminish pain naturally. Examples include losing weight if you’re overweight, eating healthy foods, therapeutic massage, stress relief, and getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep.

Bracing or casting

Wearing a brace or cast until an injury heals is sometimes all that’s needed to help muscles, bones, or joints heal properly and relieve pain. 

Medications

Taking over-the-counter pain relievers is often effective for mild to moderate pain relief. In the case of severe pain, your provider might recommend prescription pain medicines for a short time period.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists can help stretch and strengthen injured musculoskeletal tissues to accelerate healing, alleviate pain, and prevent future injuries.

PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) helps stimulate your body’s natural healing ability without surgery or downtime. Your provider sources growth factors from your blood and injects PRP into injured tissues. 

Specialist referrals

If your pain doesn’t subside with conservative treatments, National Healthcare Center can refer you to a pain specialist or surgeon who might recommend radiofrequency ablation or other minimally invasive procedures.

Don’t live with debilitating pain when National Healthcare Center offers effective pain relief options. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out which pain treatment is right for you.