Cancer Pain Specialist

Pain Management Specialists -  - Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician

Pain Management Specialists

Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physicians located in Rockville, MD & Frederick, MD

Cancer can take a toll on your body. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of cancer or its treatment, board-certified interventional pain management physicians Stuart Hough, MD, and Ramani Peruvemba, MD, at Pain Management Specialists in Rockville and Frederick, Maryland, have extensive experience in the treatment of cancer pain. To schedule an evaluation, call the office nearest you or book online.

Cancer Pain

What is cancer pain?

Cancer pain is pain that is caused by the direct effects of cancer or it’s ongoing treatment. Chronic pain as a result of successful surgical or medical treatment of cancer is best described as cancer-related pain, as its treatment is more like that of other non-cancer chronic pain conditions. Drs. Hough and Peruvemba have decades of experience treating cancer pain and cancer-related pain.

Cancer pain is unfortunately common, particularly when cancer reaches its late stages, but it can be treated. It may result from tumor invading bones, nerves and other pain-sensitive tissues, blockage of the intestines or ureters, and as a side effect of cancer treatment with radiation, drugs or surgery. For more information on cancer pain, please visit American Cancer Society.

Many pain doctors don’t see much cancer pain, but the team at Pain Management Specialists has extensive expertise in treating cancer pain and cancer-related pain. We are one of the few pain management practices in the area that maintains an active role in treating hospitalized patients.  We work closely with medical and surgical oncologists and treat patients with cancer both in our offices and at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center, where Dr. Stuart Hough directs the inpatient pain management division in the department of anesthesiology.

What type of cancer pain needs interventional pain management?

Cancer pain is different in every person with cancer. The location, characteristics and severity of the pain varies depending on where the cancer is located, what tissues it has invaded, and what sort of treatment is being used to treat it.  The medical care you need for your cancer pain depends on the type of cancer and cancer treatment and the location and severity of symptoms.

You may benefit from interventional pain management at Pain Management Specialists if your cancer has caused acute or chronic pain. The experienced, board-certified interventional pain management physicians treat many pain conditions caused by cancer, including:

  • Bone pain
  • Spinal pain
  • Nerve compression
  • Neuropathy
  • Plexopathy
  • Mucositis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute pain after surgery
  • Nerve injury

If cancer or its treatment is causing pain and suffering, the experts at Pain Management Specialists may be able to help. 

What can I expect from cancer pain care?

You can expect comprehensive and patient-focused care for your cancer pain at Pain Management Specialists. The experienced interventional pain management physicians work with your oncologist to develop individualized plans that provide the best results. 

The specifics of your treatment depend on your type of cancer and pain management needs. Sometimes the most effective treatment for cancer pain is treatment for the cancer, but at other times that treatment causes pain. Pain Management Specialists offers many services for cancer pain and for chronic pain after cancer treatment, including:

  • Interventional pain management
  • Pain medicine
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Intrathecal pumps

In addition to pain treatments, the practice can also refer you for alternative therapies like massage and acupuncture, and to experienced psychotherapists to help you cope with having cancer and being in pain. Feeling in control often makes cancer pain easier to deal with.

To schedule your cancer pain consultation at Pain Management Specialists, call or book online today.