Frequently Asked Questions About Chronic Pain

Frequently Asked Questions About Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain can be a terrible experience that prevents you from doing the things you care about and most enjoy. If you are suffering from chronic pain, you may have dozens of questions about your future and your options. At the office of Pain Control Associates, LLC, our doctors know what you’re going through and we want to help you. Consider some of these frequently asked questions and answers that we hear about chronic pain, and please reach out to our doctors directly for answers to your other pain management questions–

What Causes Chronic Pain?

When you work with our doctors, one of the first things that we’ll do is try to understand the root cause of your chronic pain so that we can better treat it. Chronic pain may be caused by an acute injury and accident, such as a car accident or a sports injury, or a chronic condition, such as arthritis.

What Types of Chronic Pain Can Our Doctors Treat?

Our doctors are experts in pain management and have experience working with patients suffering from a wide range of pain types. Types of chronic pain that we often encounter in our patients include headaches, backaches, neck aches, sciatic nerve pain, knee pain, and more. This list is not inclusive and if you are struggling with chronic pain, you should not hesitate to call us.

What Are Treatment Options for Chronic Pain?

If you’re living with chronic pain, fast and effective treatment for your pain is no doubt your number one priority. Treatment options vary based on the patient and their health history as well as preferences, but might include lifestyle and behavioral changes, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, injections, electrotherapy, over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, and more. Surgery may be an option, too, but we often suggest alternatives before turning straight to surgery. 

Should I Stop Exercising if I Have Chronic Pain?

Many people who suffer from chronic pain are worried that if they keep moving and exercising through their pain, the pain will only get worse. While it’s true that certain movements can be inflammatory, keeping muscles and joints healthy and strong is an important part of treating chronic pain; being sedentary can result in muscle and strength loss that only exacerbates pain later on. To learn more about what types of movements and exercises will be most effective in helping you to combat chronic pain, it’s best to consult with a pain management doctor. 

Call Pain Control Associates, LLC Today

Our doctors will work with you to create a customized treatment plan if you’re living with chronic pain. To learn more, please call our office directly or send us a message online. We are here to serve you.


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Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain


  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications


  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture