In Pain? Want Your Doctor To Listen?
Patients suffering chronic pain have feelings and deserve respect from their doctor. Studies have shown that doctors tend to monopolize a patients visit by doing all the talking and just not listening. Taking the time to hear what a patient is feeling can give way to a less painful and much easier recovery.
One patient describes the overwhelming anxiety that hits him while suffering pain from repetitive overuse.
” I am missing days at work. I sleep, well try to sleep really, all day in the dark. I have no appetite. The pain is unbearable. Depression has set in. My neck pain radiates down my spine.”
These patients have seen good medical doctors and have tried all types of medications to manage their painful symptoms.
What were they missing? A physician willing to take the time to to sit down and listen to their fears and problems brought about by their current condition.
Patients soon come to learn that physiatrists, who are medical doctors, have helped them more than their own family doctors just by listening.
Physiatrists who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation see hundreds patients suffering from anxiety due to chronic pain. The specialty areas of PMR include: Sports medicine, Neuromuscular medicine (disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles – sciatic nerve pain), Pain medicine, Spinal cord injury medicine.
Take Dr. David Delman a board certified pain specialist in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Delman has a history of working as emergency department doctor at Stony Brook University Hospital, New York, NY. Now with clinics in New York City and Brooklyn, Dr. Delman is able to reach out to patients both mentally and physically at his own clinic, DHD Medical.
The clinic provides a non surgical pain relief focused services with an emphasis on healing and solving problems such as pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue areas that a medical doctor may not take the time to really delve into.
“The objective at our clinic is to reach out to patients that are being passed up on in areas that other doctors may not focus on depression, insomnia, etc… The objective to recovering from pain and injury is to listen to our patients.”
Pain and the problems it causes can wear you down over time and affect your mood. Chronic pain causes a number of problems that can lead to depression, such as trouble sleeping and stress. Disabling pain can cause low self-esteem due to work, legal or financial issues.
DHD Medical and pain clinics like it believe that the ultimate objective is to treat pain and greatly improve the patients quality of life.
Chronic pain in ones back and neck, hip, or shoulder can be agonizing, causing patients to have sleepless nights or difficulty walking. Patients often think they will never be well again. They’ve tried going to yoga, chiropractors, holistic services; nothing has worked.
After a comprehensive interview with the patient, Dr. Stella P. Mansukhani, in Washington Heights, New York offers manual therapy techniques that make a huge difference in patients suffering pain.
Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by Dr. Mansukhani to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. Patients can count on physical and occupational therapy, life coaching and fitness evaluation and instruction, with Dr. Mansukhani.
New York Heights Medical, P.C. understand patients who are feeling hopeless due to their pain. “Our objective at New York Heights Medical, P.C. is to ensure that our patients live healthy lives, and regain healthy relationships.” say’s Dr. Mansukhani.
Dr. Delman and Dr. Mansukhani are but two of a network of pain specialists in New York that Listen to their patients. These select pain specialists understand that they have a commitment to the patient to listen and ask the right questions on how pain is effecting their relationships, work, mental and physical lives.
You the patient deserves to be heard. You the patient deserves respect. You deserve pain doctors who listen!