Chronic Pain Specialist

Olayinka  Adepitan, MD -  - Interventional Pain Management

PainMD Associates

Olayinka Adepitan, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Plano, TX

If you’re one of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, it’s undoubtedly affecting the quality of your life and perhaps preventing you from participating in activities you enjoy. As a dual board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, Dr. Olayinka Adepitan of PainMD Associates in Plano, Texas, takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. She employs the latest, evidence-based medicine with alternative therapies for a whole-person approach to helping you manage chronic pain and debilitating symptoms. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book the next available appointment online.

Chronic Pain
 Q & A

What is chronic pain management?

Chronic pain management involves a variety of interventional methods to help you get daily relief from pain in order to improve your overall health and well-being. If you live with chronic pain, you probably know that it varies from day to day, and your pain may come and go or always be nagging at you, making it hard to get anything done or even sleep comfortably.

Common conditions that benefit from chronic pain management techniques and the multidisciplinary approach that Dr. Adepitan takes include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck and back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain

Based on your symptoms, Dr. Adepitan creates an individualized treatment plan that may include conventional medications, injections, and physical therapies to help you get long-term relief from your pain so you can get back to work and doing the things you enjoy.

How do I know if I have chronic pain?

Generally, you have chronic pain if your symptoms persist more than three months or get better briefly but then return. Chronic pain sometimes begins as the result of an injury or illness, or there may be no obvious cause. Often, other health problems or conditions arise in conjunction with chronic pain or as a result of it.

Some common problems you may also experience if you suffer from chronic pain include:

  • Sleep disturbances or fatigue
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased desire to participate in activities
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Loss of mobility
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Decreased strength

Since Dr. Adepitan takes a whole-person approach to chronic pain management, she works with you to understand your symptoms and prescribe effective treatments to alleviate your physical pain as well as any emotional distress.

What treatments are available for my chronic pain?

The goal of chronic pain management is to increase function and mobility while improving your daily life and well-being. Although chronic pain may not go away completely, Dr. Adepitan is an expert at finding the most effective combination of treatments to alleviate your pain as much as possible.

Your personalized chronic pain management treatment plan depends on your symptoms and may include:

  • Pain medication
  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative therapies
  • Minimally invasive spinal procedures
  • IV ketamine therapy

Dr. Adepitan takes the most holistic approach to relieving pain and symptoms, and consults other health care professionals whenever necessary to provide you with the most comprehensive treatments available.