Pain Management

Mango Medical

Podiatry & Primary Care Practice located in Kamuela, HI

More than a billion people worldwide live with chronic pain. Chronic pain can interrupt your day and take over your life. The team of compassionate primary care physicians at Mango Medical in Kamuela, Hawaii, take a holistic and comprehensive approach to identify and treat your pain. Russell Parker, DO is certified in pain management and can provide the expert care you need to implement a variety of treatments into your daily life, so you get the most effective pain relief possible. If pain is affecting the quality of your life, call to schedule a consultation today, or book an appointment online.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management focuses on helping you manage both acute and chronic, simple and complex pain for conditions relating to your musculoskeletal system, neuropathic pain, postoperative pain, and a variety of other conditions. At Mango Medical, all of the primary care providers are trained in pain management. They can help you with most of your pain management issues and concerns, short term and long term.

Dr. Parker is certified in pain management and takes a comprehensive, holistic approach to your pain. Along with the other providers, Dr. Parker may incorporate a variety of modalities into your individualized pain management treatment plan, including:

  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Moxibustion
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Stem cell injections
  • Hypnosis
  • Trigger point injections
  • Medication management

Dr. Parker is also certified to provide buprenorphine and suboxone medications, if necessary. Pain management typically employs non-surgical methods of helping you manage your pain and improve your quality of life.

What types of neuropathic conditions can benefit from a pain management program?

If you suffer from neuropathic pain, you may benefit from interventional pain management techniques and treatments. Neuropathic pain includes conditions such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Neuropathic pain can be challenging to treat, but with an expert diagnosis of the underlying causes of your pain, Dr. Parker and the Mango Medical team can help you make nutrition and lifestyle changes and recommend a combination of treatment methods that reduce your pain and improve your level of function.

What types of musculoskeletal conditions respond well to pain management?

Many people suffer from chronic back and neck pain, including sciatica — a set of painful lower back and leg symptoms that typically result from pressure on your sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain can make it difficult to walk, sit comfortably, or sleep well at night. A pain management treatment plan may include physical therapies, exercises, and other non-surgical methods that help alleviate your pain and increase mobility.

In addition to sciatica, other musculoskeletal conditions that often respond well to an individualized pain management program include:

  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bone pain from an injury
  • Muscle pain
  • Tendon and ligament pain
  • Joint pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Your pain may have started with an injury, but evolved into a chronic painful condition. Once your doctor diagnoses the underlying causes of your musculoskeletal pain, you can begin treatment to provide short-term and long-term relief.

Call Mango Medical today to take the first step toward pain relief and improve your quality of life. You can also book an appointment online.