Pain Psychiatry Specialist

Clinical Pain Consultants, S.C.

Pain Management located in Wauwatosa, WI

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may also experience mood disorders like depression and anxiety. At Clinical Pain Consultants in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the experienced pain management team offers pain psychiatry to treat challenging psychiatric disorders in addition to debilitating pain. Schedule an appointment with Clinical Pain Consultants over the phone, to learn more about pain psychiatry options.

Pain Psychiatry

What is pain psychiatry?

The pain psychiatry team at Clinical Pain Consultants helps relieve debilitating mental and emotional effects associated with chronic pain and suffering. For example, in addition to experiencing chronic pain or a long-lasting injury, you might also suffer from:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Another mood disorder

Pain psychiatry helps optimize your overall quality of life, as mental and physical health are intertwined.

Why might I require pain psychiatry?

Pain psychiatry can improve your mood and overall health if you suffer from:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck or low back pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoulder, knee, hip, or other joint pain
  • A debilitating injury
  • Other forms of chronic pain

Your pain management specialist lets you know if you’re a good candidate for pain psychiatry after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. 

They also complete an exam and may use blood tests or imaging procedures, such as MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays, to determine the cause of pain and develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.

What happens during pain psychiatry?

The expert pain management team at Clinical Pain Consultants may recommend one or more of the following pain psychiatry treatments, depending on the type and severity of mood disorder and chronic pain you have.

Medications

Taking medications can improve your mood, whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, or another mood disorder. Medications also help treat the cause of your pain, such as inflammation, osteoporosis, or arthritis. Clinical Pain Consultants offers medication management to make sure you get the optimal benefit from your medications and do not experience unwanted side effects.

Talk therapy

Talk therapy, or psychotherapy, is a treatment in which you speak with a psychiatrist about your feelings and find ways to cope with pain, injury, or depression. Your therapist might recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, or other mental strategies that equip you to better deal with pain and mood disorders.

Physical pain management

In addition to pain psychiatry, specialists at Clinical Pain Consultants offer treatments that alleviate physical pain. Examples include massage, chronic pain physical therapy, steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, stem cell injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, and other minimally invasive procedures. 

Don’t live with debilitating pain and depression associated with it. Schedule a pain psychiatry appointment with Clinical Pain Consultants over the phone today.