Pain Mapping

Conventional medicine has become fractured by insurance restrictions and loopholes, clinicians and health records that fail to communicate, and mountains of regulation. As a result, patient care suffers; patients with complex pain issues see many specialists and clinics, undergo sophisticated tests, go through physical therapy, all with unsuccessful outcomes before finding us. Often the problem is in the mystery of what is causing pain. It requires a knowledgeable, experienced clinician to look at the patient, as a whole, assimilate all the workups previously conducted, and put everything together. Without this, patients often feel frustrated, confused, hurt, and frankly hopeless on top of their debilitating pain. At Wellward, we have developed a unique process to efficiently identify the root cause of pain in a single visit. We call it Pain Mapping. Patients are given as much time as needed with the clinician to tell their story and review all their medical records. As opposed to the piecemeal process imposed by insurance regulations, this comprehensive review includes all of the diagnostic injections and workup that would otherwise take weeks or months to complete. Patients will get a full explanation of their pain, triggers to avoid, and treatment plan needed to maximize health and recovery.  We believe that even patients with complex problems can thrive when empowered by knowing themselves better.

This is a young athlete who had a tear in his biceps tendon. Each image shows increment of 2 weeks. By week 6 patient was nearly pain free and back to normal practice.

This is a young athlete who had a tear in his biceps tendon. Each image shows increment of 2 weeks. By week 6 patient was nearly pain free and back to normal practice.

We use medical technology in new creative ways. Ultrasound can see what X-rays can’t but we take it a step further by looking and testing the strength of different tissues in real-time to pin down the cause of pain.

During the pain mapping process we examine you and map out the physical limitations your body has as a result of the pain or injury. Then we use pin-point diagnostic techniques that numb what we suspect is the problem and retest your movements and physical examination.

Using this process we not only find the weakest link in your mechanical chain but also all the other upstream and downstream problems. It’s a much more comprehensive and real-time look at your body with greater insight than even MRIs or X-rays.