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Pain Management Questions and Answers


You do not have to continue dealing with pain alone. Our doctors at NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness offer comprehensive pain management solutions in Lanham, MD. For more information, call us today or book an appointment online.

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NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness aims to provide healthcare for everyone. We offer the ability to visit us in person or via telehealth appointments and work around your schedule to accommodate you and your busy life. We advocate for our patient’s health and pain management needs and take time to listen to you. Our pain management services include diagnosing the issue(s), developing a treatment plan and evaluating the outcomes and how to work with your pain management to achieve your health and wellness goals.

What conditions qualify for pain management?

Everyone has a right to pain management relief. To have access to appropriate assessments and treatment of pain by adequately trained health professionals is what NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness is here for.

Pain management doctors treat sudden pain problems such as headaches and even many types of long-lasting, chronic pain such as lower back pain, hip pain and knee pain.

Pain management also offers an educational experience including how it happened and how to prevent pain or injury that leads to pain in the future, lifestyle changes and options for alternative medicine like medical cannabis for your pain management needs.

Our goal is to help you with your pain management and to decrease your pain and raise your quality of life. Treatment at a pain clinic like NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness offers you the skills to manage your chronic pain on your own, and gives the ability to be able to function and continue on with your daily life.

What do pain management doctors treat?

Pain management doctors often see patients with pain with these common complaints:

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Head pain
  • Hip pain; and
  • Neck pain

Common conditions treated by pain management physicians include arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, sciatica and more.

Can cannabis be prescribed for pain?

Medical cannabis (also known as medical marijuana) is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relief medications.

Chronic pain affects more people than ever today. It is one of the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Medical Marijuana or medical cannabis contains compounds that may relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms. These components focus on pain relief for anyone looking for relief from chronic pain including body pain like lower back pain.

How can medical cannabis help pain management?

Medical cannabis studies have noticed medical marijuana may be beneficial for managing symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Lupus
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea; and
  • Sleeping disorders

Medical cannabis offers an alternative for pain management from traditional pain management methods like opioids. Another benefit of medical cannabis, is you have options in the form of how to consume medical cannabis. There are three main ways to consume medical cannabis including:

  • Inhalation – most common. Offered through a vape or smoking (like a joint)
  • Edibles – Including gummies, brownies and other “snacks” as well as oils
  • Topicals – this is used on the outside of your body and includes creams, ointments and salves which are applied directly to the pained area of your skin/body.

If you are looking for a pain management doctor that cares, check out NU Pathway Healthcare & Wellness! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your pain! We serve patients from Lanham, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, MD and the DC metro area.


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Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness
14300 Gallant Fox Lane, Suite 202
Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: 202-932-8149
Fax: 301-291-7071

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