non surgical orthopedistDr. Hector L. LopezMD, CSCS, FAAPMRWith advanced higher education in nutritional biochemistry and exercise science, Dr. Hector Lopez integrates nutritional medicine with orthopedic medicine to ease pain, reduce recovery time, and enhance the recovery process. He is a respected consultant to the nutritional supplement industry and has developed his own line of powerful neutraceuticals.

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  • Conference Appearances and Presentations

    September 18, 2013: "The Science and Safety of Stimulant Dietary Supplements" - Council for Responsible Nutrition, Park City, UT

    April 25-26, 2014Presentation Title coming soon! Europa-ISSN University, Orlando, FL

Pain Management Clinic

What is a Pain Management Specialist?

If you are one of over 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis, you may already know that correctly diagnosing and treating your pain can be extremely challenging. Chronic pain can stem from a wide variety of causes, and the best treatment for you would depend on why your body is experiencing pain in the first place. Having a physician who specializes in treating chronic pain can help ease your symptoms long-term and return you to a normal life.

A pain management specialist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic pain in its various causes and manifestations. Chronic pain – usually defined as pain that endures over 6 months, though many physicians use longer or shorter marking periods – can be caused by conditions like:

  • Chronic conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Problems with the neck, back, or spinal column
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Problems with the nerves or nerve tracts
  • Nerve and Brain damage – such as in a stroke or neuropathy

Treating Chronic Pain

In addition to the wide variety of potential causes of chronic pain, pain can have many different effects on those who suffer from it. There are a number of different types of doctors who may work in the pain management field across many different specialties, and they often take varying approaches to treating their patients’ chronic pain.

Pain Management Specialists

If your internal medicine specialist or family physician is unable to help you control your pain, seeing a pain management specialist can offer you more options. Dr. Hector Lopez, MD, CSCS, FAAPMR, specializes in minimally invasive and effective treatments for persistent chronic pain that don’t require the patient to rely on strong medications and intense surgical procedures for relief. A strong proponent of nutrition for pain relief, Dr. Lopez offers customized dietary and nutraceutical plans shown to reduce inflammation, support regenerative processes and help patients improve their quality life. His pain management facility also focuses on physical/rehabilitation therapy, safe regenerative, PRP injection therapy, and minimally invasive spine procedures.

Physical Therapists

For pain due to injury from an accident, athletics, or other cause, physical therapy is a good way to ease the body back into use and help patients regain lost strength in a damaged limb. Using a schedule of planned strengthening and conditioning exercises, physical therapists help patients keep use of their bodies while easing pain from their injuries.

Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Chronic pain, anxiety and depression are strongly linked. Long-term suffering of pain can have a number of ill effects on a person’s mental outlook and condition, and therapy can often give chronic pain patients the coping skills they need to live with their pain.

 

Last Updated: August 2, 2012