Sydney Crackower, M.D.
Family Practice located in Lafayette, LA
Pain is the most common reason people go see the doctor, and chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Sydney Crackower, MD in Lafayette, Louisiana, is a diplomate of the American College of Pain Management and provides personalized treatment to help you find relief from your chronic pain. Call the office today or book an appointment using the online booking tool to start treatment.
Pain Management Q & A
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is pain that persists for 12 weeks or longer. You can develop chronic pain from an injury or it may be a symptom associated with an illness. However, in many cases, the exact cause of your pain may be difficult to identify.
If you suffer from chronic pain you know how much it can affect your life and keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Dr. Crackower is a pain management specialist and understands how pain can affect you physically and emotionally and will do what he can to help you find the best solution to manage your pain.
What is pain management?
Pain management refers to the area of medicine focused on helping to control pain. Dr. Crackower can manage any type of pain, and help identify the underlying cause, including:
- Neck or back pain
- Pain caused by a work injury or automobile accident
- Post-surgical pain
To help him better manage your pain, Dr. Crackower enlists the help of other medical professionals, including orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, or physical medicine. Additionally, when you see Dr. Crackower for pain management, he also has you meet with a licensed professional counselor as part of your workup for pain management.
What treatments are available to help me with pain?
Everyone who has chronic pain is different and the treatment modalities are unique to each patient. Dr. Crackower works closely with you to develop a personalized plan to help you gain control over your pain.
Treatment may include:
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Prescription pain medication
- Acupuncture, chiropractic care, or massage therapy
- Physical therapy
- Interventional pain management such as nerve blocks or steroid injections
Dr. Crackower’s goal is to help you enjoy life again and get you back to doing the things you enjoy. He will adjust treatment throughout your care until you find what works best.
When necessary, Dr. Crackower will refer you to specialists to help you get targeted care. In some cases, you may need surgery to help find relief.
For expert pain management care, call Dr. Crackower or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.