Marietta Pain Management
Pain Management Therapy & Treatment Clinic In Marietta GA
Acupuncture & Injury provides Pain Management Therapy and treatment services for patients in Marietta GA and the Greater Atlanta area. Dr. James Granger, MD is a Pain Management Specialist with over 15 years experience. Call today! (678) 247-2115
What is your pain management philosophy?
Our approach to pain management is “ the less the better”. We make every attempt to treat pain without the use of Opioids or at the very least the smallest amount necessary.
As a result of our experience treating addiction, we have learned that many people become addicted to Opiates when they could have been avoided by using alternatives modalities for treating pain.
What makes our pain management service different?
We make every attempt to see to it that, our patients use a number of modalities to prevent the use or at least minimize the use of opioids. Education and instruction on nutrition, exercise, the use of therapeutic modalities that patients did not receive before opiates were prescribed are a large portion of our pain management. We also use traditional Chinese medicine (Acupuncture etc.) for the treatment of pain and to heal the entire body and mind.
What modalities do you use for pain management?
Along with educating our patients on nutrition and exercise. We use Acupuncture, hormone therapy, Hot and cold pack therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Utrasound, Trigger point injections. We also have physical therapist, chiropractors and other providers that we can refer you to if your condition warrants such a referral.
Do you specialize in the treatment of any particular condition?
We primarily treat musculoskeletal pain. However, with acupuncture, we are able to treat a number of conditions.
What if I am Opioid (Narcotic dependent) and have chronic pain?
Our office is very experienced in treating patients for Opioid Addiction. We provide addiction treatments services. Our knowledge and experience with the treatment of pain and addiction help us in treating this very common “ dual diagnosis”.
How do I make an appointment for Pain Management Doctors in Marietta GA?
Patients being referred or desiring pain management services will need to have their medical, imaging, insurance and pharmacy records reviewed prior to being scheduled. Please contact our office for more details.
Do you accept walk-in appointments?
Due to the need to review medical records and other documentation, we can not give same day or walk-in appointments for chronic pain patients.
You are a licensed pain clinic but you also treat addiction, isn’t that a conflict?At first glance it may seem so but, the answer is NO, it is not an absolute conflict. We use physiotherapy and acupuncture as the primary modalities for pain treatment. In our years of experience treating opiate-dependent patients, we have found that many were started on opiates by prescription before trying less invasive/addictive alternatives.
We strive to introduce patients to Methadone Alternatives to opiates to prevent, decrease and stop the use of opiates. This often requires patients to be weaned off of medication slowly while other modalities take effect.
Why do you emphasize Acupuncture in your clinic?
Acupuncture has fewer side effects and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of pain. It also has other health benefits that treat the whole person and not just the pain. Opiates do not do this.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
No, it is not painful. Many patients doze off and many feel relaxed during treatment.
How long do acupuncture treatments last?
Usually 20-30 minutes.
How often will I need acupuncture or other therapeutic treatment?
That depends on the cause of pain and the length of time it has been present.usually, the patient is encouraged to come 2-3 times per week for the first 6 visits then the visits are spaced out based on progress. It varies patient to patient.
What if I am opiate dependent AND have chronic pain?
Such a patient is the type we have a great deal of experience treating.The goal is to use the least amount of opiates as possible.
Why don’t you have the word ” pain” in your clinic name?
Since we treat addiction and pain as well as providing other wellness services, we don’t want a patient to carry the stigma of going to a “pain” clinic. It essentially facilitates privacy as opiate addiction carries an unfortunate social stigma.
Do you treat patients with CBD oil?
We are able to register established patients for a CBD registry card. Please note: A registration card does not equate to a prescription for CBD oil. If you qualified, we will enter you into the ‘Low THC Oil Registry,’ after which you will be able to pick up your ID card from one of 20 Public Health Offices across the state. The card costs $25 and is valid for two years upon issuance (the entire application process is completed by our office). “Low THC” patients are legally allowed to possess up to 20 oz of “infused cannabis oils” that, must contain no more than 5% THC. The oil must be in a “pharmaceutical container” with a manufacturer label indicating both the THC and CBD percentages.
Can I still see my primary care doctor if I treat my pain at your clinic?
Yes, however, if opiates are being prescribed you can only legally obtain the prescription from one source.
What insurance types of payment do you accept?
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Cigna and are continually adding others. Please call our office for the most recent insurance network information. (678) 247-2115
I will be paying cash, do you have any discount programs?
Yes, we have veterans discount for addiction treatment and recovery Services and hormone therapy and a special “140” program for acupuncture visits.