Pain Management Program

Montwood Family Medical Center is very proud to have an effective pain management program. Dr Ajai Agarwal has many years of of experience in the specialty of Pain Management, and is an active member of The American Academy of Pain Management. We have a multi disciplinary approach to the complex problem of Pain Management. Our program is based on the following principles:

  • An operational definition of pain is whatever the patient says hurts
  • Pain involves a bodily discomfort but suffering has been described as affliction of the person
  • Medical and Physiologic evaluation should be combined with a Psychological assessment of suffering
  • Pain assessment must occur cooperatively between patient and physician, and should be conducted at regular intervals after treatment has been initiated
  • Pain Management patients want more than pills, and injections
  • Who else can make terminally ill patient feel welcome if not the physicians who care and see for these patients every day?
  • Effective pain management must complement all other treatments
  • Effective pain management begins with humanity and the powerful impact of love and compassion
  • Physicians have an obligation to relieve pain and suffering and to promote the dignity and autonomy of  patients in their care
  • Symptom relief encompasses physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of suffering, which cannot be treated effectively in isolation
  • Patient-related barriers to adequate pain management include fear, confusion, misunderstanding, and reluctance to participate in aspects of pain care

  • It has been recognized that ethics alone cannot provide the required training to relieve pain and suffering

  • Good pain care maximizes both the patients wishes and medical benefits

If you need any more info or wish to be evaluated for your chronic pain, please call (915) 855-8550









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