Chronic pain can have a ripple effect on your daily life. It can cause mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, as well as prompt problems in your work and personal lives. Chronic pain is just that: pain that lasts for an extended period of time – from months to years. It can occur anywhere in the body and can be hard to pinpoint what is causing it and therefore, make it hard to diagnose and treat. Chronic pain can be felt as aching, burning, squeezing, stiffness, stinging, throbbing or shooting pain.
Here we examine ways that our team of doctors at Pain Control Associates can determine if you are facing chronic pain – the first step toward dialing it back.
Once our doctors have a better sense of what is prompting your chronic pain, we will work with you on the best next steps. Treatments can include medication, physical therapy, nerve blocks or mental health treatment. Sometimes chronic pain management requires a mix of treatments to help you live your best life every day. We also may recommend surgery, mediation therapy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation and behavior modification.
Above all, we will bring compassion to your care as we understand that a life with pain is stressful and can cause a myriad of issues. We will listen to you as we progress through our initial treatment plan and adjust as needed if something is not working as we had thought. Working with you collaboratively will help ensure that we have put the optimal treatment plan in place. We will discuss the course of action during every appointment to make sure we are making progress.
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