If you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition, you might benefit from palliative care. Palliative medicine is a type of medical care focused on helping clients manage chronic pain and other symptoms so they can function better and enjoy life more. Palliative care can be used to manage chronic pain due to an injury, a health condition, or even heredity. The expert pain management providers at the Compassionate Wellness Center in Hagerstown, MD, offer palliative medicine.
One of the primary objectives of palliative care is to help patients feel more comfortable, which can include assisting individuals with pain management and symptom relief. The goal is to help clients enjoy an improved quality of life. In addition to treating chronic pain, many palliative care providers also help patients deal with issues such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms.
Getting started with palliative care usually begins with a consultation, in which one of our experienced pain management doctors will talk to you about your symptoms, treatments you are currently undergoing, and how chronic pain and your condition has been affecting you. Then an individualized palliative care plan will be developed that is tailored to your specific needs. Some common components of many palliative care plans include:
- Symptom relief
- Management of chronic pain
- Professional medical advice
- Referrals to specialists
- Personal care techniques
- Emotional support
Conditions Treated with Palliative Medicine
At our wellness center in Hagerstown, MD, palliative medicine helps clients manage chronic pain associated with a variety of illnesses and health conditions, including:
- Lung disease
- Kidney disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Multiple myeloma
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ACL)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Palliative medicine is designed to help you better manage chronic pain and other symptoms associated with an illness, an injury, a chronic condition, or heredity. Schedule a consultation with one of our compassionate and knowledgeable providers to learn more about palliative medicine by calling the Compassionate Wellness Center in Hagerstown, MD, at (240) 513-6001.