Pain Management Specialist

J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D., M.P.H.

Addiction Medicine Physician located in Port Townsend, WA

Around 50 million Americans live with chronic pain that interferes with their quality of life. J. Kimber Rotchford, MD, is a board-certified pain management physician who offers holistic and integrative pain management services at his practice in Port Townsend, Washington. If chronic pain is disrupting your well-being, call Dr. Rotchford or request a consultation online today to learn about your pain management options.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the medical specialty devoted to easing and eliminating pain. Dr. Rotchford focuses on diagnosing the root cause of your pain and creates customized pain management programs to relieve your pain and address the underlying issue for long-term relief.

He combines elements of conventional medicine with traditional Chinese medicine to provide a holistic and integrative service.

What are some common pain conditions?

Dr. Rotchford offers innovative treatments to reduce painful conditions like:

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain from failed back surgery
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder pain
  • Post-surgical pain

Dr. Rotchford specializes in chronic noncancerous pain. Chronic pain lasts for 12 weeks or longer and can often lead to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

What services are included in pain management?

With decades of experience in managing pain, Dr. Rotchford has expertise in a variety of pain management methods. He typically combines a variety of therapies to provide immediate relief while also addressing the underlying issue for a long-term solution. 

Each patient receives personalized treatment plans that can include:

  • Medication, including anti-inflammatory drugs, Suboxone®, and methadone
  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point work
  • IV lidocaine
  • Ketamine therapy
  • Medical cannabis
  • Acupuncture
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Botox® injections
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprogramming (EMDR)
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Physical therapy

Before recommending any pain management treatments, Dr. Rotchford provides comprehensive consultations to learn about your symptoms and lifestyle. This information helps him identify the root cause of your pain and the best way to deliver relief.

How do I know if pain management is right for me?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that there’s a problem. You should never ignore it. For example, if you break your ankle, your nerves send pain signals to your brain. In some cases, the pain you experience can outlast the injury, infection, or illness that initially caused it. 

Typically, if you have pain or symptoms that last more than a few days, you should seek medical treatment. Additionally, if you have chronic pain or painful symptoms don’t have an apparent cause, you should work with a pain management specialist like Dr. Rotchford.

If you have pain that lasts for weeks or months on end, even if your symptoms change from day to day, call Dr. Rotchford or request an appointment online for innovative, customized services.