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Pain Relief

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

When you’re injured, pain relief is the first priority. At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care in Greenbelt, Maryland, the experienced team of medical professionals, including Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, and Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, helps you feel better now while also planning for a pain-free future. Book your appointment online or call the office now.

Pain Relief Q & A

When might I need pain relief help?

Many common issues that leave you in pain improve significantly with home care and over-the-counter medication. If you have any kind of pain that doesn’t improve with simple approaches at home, however, you could need more specialized help at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. 

You may need relief from pain that:

  • Happens frequently
  • Lasts for most of the day or night
  • Disrupts your activities
  • Increases instead of receding
  • Accompanies other new symptoms

There’s a big difference between soreness and severe pain — and when you feel serious pain, it’s important to seek help before it worsens further.

What conditions might require pain relief?

Many different chronic pain conditions could require pain management at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. Some common examples include headaches, joint pain (arthritis), back pain, neck pain, and nonhealing sports injuries. 

In general, acute injuries usually heal within a few weeks. Any associated pain resolves as your body recovers, but with chronic conditions, you need help in reducing and managing your pain for the long term. 

What does pain management entail?

At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, the team uses personalized pain management strategies to help with your chronic pain. In many cases, successful pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach. 

The team may recommend lifestyle modifications, such as changes to your routine, weight loss, and exercise. You may benefit from mental health counseling, as approaches like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can change your perception of pain for long-term pain relief. 

Medication can help with pain, with particular medications tailored to any underlying issues you’re dealing with. For example, many people who have both depression and chronic pain get excellent results with antidepressant medications. 

There are also medications for short-term pain relief, but Akachi Primary and Urgent Care focuses on the medications that can give you the longest relief. For some pain-causing disorders, like migraine headaches, this may include daily preventive medications. 

If you don’t get results from noninvasive treatments, the team may refer you to a pain management specialist for minimally invasive procedures like steroid and anesthetic injections. 

At Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, the team focuses on your specific needs. They understand how horrible it is to live with pain, so they won’t rest until you have the pain relief you need. Book your appointment online, or call in to schedule an evaluation now.