Chronic or persistent pain is a Complex Medical Condition which affects the Body, Mind and Soul. It requires detailed evaluation under the bio-psycho-social model for a comprehensive care plan.
Anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance is often associated with chronic pain. It effects function at workplace and home which impacts relationships with family and friends.
Interventional procedures and medical management is the primary approach to treat pain. Complementary treatments decrease the dependence on drugs.
Breakthrough cancer pain can be debilitating and can severely limit activities. New Rapid Relief within 5 minutes is now available for breakthrough cancer pain. Cancer pain can not only be from the cancer itself, but can be caused during radiation therapy, nerve damage or surgery. Dr. Ahmad has special interest in treating cancer pain.
Some medications used to treat pain have a potential for addiction. This becomes a problem not only for the individual but also for the family members and the community. Help is available to substance abuse through SUBOXONE®
Dr. Mahmood Ahmad did his training in Anesthesiology from 1993-1997 followed by a Pain Fellowship at Yale University in 1997-1998 in Connecticut. The training meets the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Dr. Ahmad was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine in 1998. Due to the advances in newer medications and technologies, the Pain Medicine Board Certification is limited for 10 years. Dr. Ahmad did his Recertification in Pain Medicine in 2009. Certification Matters!
Dr Ahmad has presented in National and International Scientific Conferences. He has widely published journal articles and has written book chapters on radiofrequency lesion techniques. Feel free to browse his publications during your visit to the clinic.
Dr. Ahmad has almost 18 years of experience in treating patients with intractable pain. He stays current with the latest technologies available to manage pain. He also mentors other physicians in different parts of the world. He is now bringing his expertise to Alaska - The Last Frontier!
Pain, whether acute or chronic, is a universal human phenomenon produced by the brain. Millions of patients suffer with acute or chronic pain every year, more than the combined number of patients with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Acute pain duration can vary from weeks to months and results mostly from tissue damage from common injuries, diseases, and accidents. Acute pain is usually successfully treated within 3-6 months.
Chronic pain duration extends beyond three months and can become a lifelong condition. Tissue damage is usually not the main contributor to the symptoms of chronic pain. Persistent pain beyond the span of the body’s structural repair of muscles, ligaments, bones, and disks is attributed to the complexities of the immune system.
United Pain Care is structured to make chronic pain symptoms a manageable aspect of our patients’ lives. Pain management requires a synchronized care team effort where the patient, not the doctor, is at the helm. Pain management is best achieved when the patient is committed to the success of his/her treatment plan. United Pain Care’s personalized evaluations of chronic or persistent pain based on comprehensive diagnosis and individualized therapy plans have significantly improved the lives of our patients.