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–
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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