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Pain Management Specialist

Health and Wellness Medical Services

A Private Medical Practice & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner located in Charlottesville, VA

Is chronic pain eating away at your quality of life? If so, find out if pain management with Jenny Furlow, NP-C, and the team at Health and Wellness Medical Services in Charlottesville, Virginia, is right for you. They offer numerous non-narcotic pain management options, including cortisone shots and CBD oil. Get help by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone today.

Pain Management Q&A

What can pain management help with?

If you suffer from chronic pain, Health and Wellness Medical Services can help you manage it without narcotics through individualized pain management plans.

Some of the many types of pain you can moderate with pain management include:

  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Knee pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cancer pain
  • Sports injury pain
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve pain

Health and Wellness Medical Services creates an individualized pain management treatment plan based on important aspects of your pain, including its location, intensity, duration, and treatment history.

The team also considers what movements relieve your pain (if any) and what aggravates it. Some of the pain management options that Health and Wellness Medical Services offer include joint injections, CBD oil, and other non-narcotic treatments.

How do joint injections help with pain management?

Joint injections are cortisone shots that the team can inject directly into any joint to provide pain relief. Joint injections alleviate pain by decreasing inflammation inside your joint, which in turn decreases swelling and discomfort. 

Joint injections are often effective at treating pain from inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, bursitis, or tendonitis.

Joint injections only affect joints into which they’re injected. Expect to experience an increase in your discomfort and pain for up to 48 hours, and then a decrease in your discomfort and pain. Pain relief usually lasts anywhere between a few months and several months.

How does CBD oil-based pain management work?

CBD oil contains cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. It binds with receptors in your brain to elicit anti-inflammatory and pain-reduction responses. It can also lower your anxiety and help you sleep better.

Many people find CBD oil reduces pain and discomfort associated with conditions like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic back pain
  • Cancer 
  • Neuropathy 
  • Arthritis 

If you’re interested in CBD oil, be sure to consult with the team at Health and Wellness Medical Services. They can counsel you on effective CBD oil use and offer you access to safe, high-quality CBD products.

If chronic pain interferes with your life, consider starting a pain management program with Health and Wellness Medical Services. To learn more, reach out to the practice online or over the phone today.