I'm surprised nobody has responded to your post, thusfar. It's really a simple question, if I actually understand it.
Pain Management therapy lists a whole myriad of therapies combined. Among them is Physical Therapy, which you already are participating. There are exercises, stretches, hot and cold packs, hot baths and massages within this modality. A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) unit is also helpful. This is a device about the size of a pack of cigarettes or small transistor radio that is attached to small square electrodes that are placed on the skin externally and delivers pulses that interrupt the nerve conduction signal to the brain to alter or actually, block out the pain. They are relatively inexpensive and most insurances cover this, I do believe.
There are also Pain implant devices that are placed under the skin, but I don't have a lot of expertise in this area.
Then, there are pain medications to help reduce the effects of pain. These include oral medications taken every 4, 8, 12, or 24 hours. Additionally, there are patches applied to the skin which are changed every 8, 12, 24 or 72 hours, as I recall.
There is psychotherapy and bio-feedback which also helps. Speaking to a therapist can be a great help in overcoming a lot of the pain you may be experiencing, alleviating alot of the muscle tension and stress physically felt by the body via talk therapy and through machine feedback.
Then there is surgery which is usually a last resort, but can often lessen the pain of a condition as well.
Hope this helps somewhat as I have tried to answer your question. I'm sure your doctor will review some of these areas which I have touched upon, when you go see him. I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted on how you do and how your pain level is best managed. Thanks for visiting the chronic pain section of our forum.
God bless you.
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