Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain can be treated with various therapies, and many chronic pain patients can be treated with medications and physical therapy. Along with Chronic pain management, we provide interventional and alternative pain management.

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What Is Chronic Pain Management

Everyone can experience pain, and not everyone experiences chronic pain. An individual suffering from chronic pain will not "get better" with a few days of rest. When the pain signals remain active in the body for weeks, months, and years, the individual suffers from chronic pain and requires medical intervention.

Chronic pain can result from an injury, surgery, or an underlying medical condition. Individuals suffering from chronic pain can have their professional and personal lives affected. Many lose work days between the physical symptoms and scheduling doctor's appointments. And many feel limited in participating in activities they once enjoyed on a daily basis. 

It's crucial to consult a pain specialist for evaluation to identify any underlying condition or untreated injury that requires attention. If you're interested in discovering more about our chronic pain treatment options at Pain and Spine Specialists, use the resource buttons provided below. If you're ready to speak with one of our specialists, submit a contact form here or give us a call to schedule a new patient appointment.

Common Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can result from various factors and recognizing the underlying cause of your pain is crucial to developing a targeted treatment plan that addresses your specific needs:

Pain in knees, hips, or shoulders due to arthritis, injury, or overuse, significantly impacting daily activities.

Joint Pain

A side effect of cancer is often pain which can further diminish a patients quality of life and ability to function.

Cancer Pain

Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is classified into several types, each with unique characteristics:

  • Nociceptive Pain:
  • Caused by tissue damage or inflammation, this type of pain typically feels sharp, aching, or throbbing.
  • Neuropathic Pain: 
  • Resulting from nerve injury or dysfunction, neuropathic pain often presents as burning, stabbing, or tingling sensations.
  • Inflammatory Pain:
  • Triggered by an immune system response to injury or infection, inflammatory pain is characterized by redness, swelling, and warmth at the affected site.
  • Functional Pain:
  • Occurring without a clear cause, functional pain can manifest in various ways, such as irritable bowel syndrome or chronic pelvic pain.

Assessment and Diagnosis of Chronic Pain

Our team of experts conducts a detailed Patient Evaluation, listening to your concerns and understanding your medical history. This evaluation includes a physical examination and a review of your symptoms, allowing us to gain valuable insights into the nature and severity of your pain.

In addition to the patient evaluation, our specialists utilize state-of-the-art Diagnostic Tests to identify the underlying cause of your chronic pain accurately. These tests may include imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans, as well as nerve conduction studies, electromyograms (EMG), and blood tests. Combining the information gathered from the evaluation and diagnostic tests, our experts can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Types of Pain Management Techniques

Once a medical professional has established that you are suffering from chronic pain, you can then begin discussing a treatment plan. There are different types of pain management treatments that can treat chronic pain. These treatments can include traditional chronic pain management, alternative pain management, and interventional pain management techniques to treat your pain effectively. 

Traditional Chronic Pain Management Techniques

Explore our non-surgical Chronic Pain Management Treatment Options, designed to help you regain control of your life. Our expert team offers personalized Medication Management and tailored Physical Therapy programs to address your unique pain challenges. Experience the relief and confidence that comes from working with dedicated professionals committed to your well-being.

  • Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
  • Treatment of chronic pain is determined by the type of pain involved and its location on the body. For some types of chronic pain, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) can provide patients with effective relief. When treating chronic pain with medication, a licensed medical professional is required to determine the appropriate prescription.Not all medications that treat chronic pain are opioids, and Non-opioid medications can be prescribed to treat neuropathic pain with great success. For other patients, opioid-based medications are necessary. A skilled chronic pain specialist will be able to determine the best course of medication treatment a patient requires. 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical therapy (PT) is another resource many patients utilize to manage chronic pain. Some patients may not respond to pain medications. Or some may prefer not to take any medication. Physical therapy can provide relief for individuals suffering from chronic pain and tools to manage their condition and prevent further pain symptoms.Most physical therapy is based on movement-based activities, including stretching, strengthening, and low-impact aerobic exercise. Physical therapy can also include the systematic use of ice/heat packs, manual therapies (with a PT professional), and educational information regarding pain and its effects on the body. 

Advanced Interventional Procedures for Chronic Pain

Our cutting-edge interventional procedures target the root cause of your pain and provide long-lasting relief. These include:

A minimally invasive surgical technique for spinal fusion, using a zipper-like device to secure vertebrae together, alleviating pain and promoting stability.

Aurora Zip

A device implanted under the skin, delivering pain-relieving medication directly to the spinal fluid for continuous relief, reducing systemic side effects, and allowing precise dosage control for improved patient comfort.

Intrathecal Pumps

Injection Therapies For Chronic Pain

Our specialists administer a wide range of targeted injection therapies to alleviate pain and inflammation, promoting healing and improved function. These therapies include:

A non-surgical, minimally invasive injection therapy that targets disc-related pain in the spine.


Alternative Therapies for Chronic Pain

In collaboration with our sister company, Shakthi Health and Wellness Center, we offer a range of alternative treatments to complement our advanced procedures and injection therapies, providing a holistic approach to pain management. These therapies include:

  • Infrared Sauna
  • Acupuncture
  • Amethyst BioMat
  • IV Therapy
  • Lymphatic Enhancement

Lifestyle Choices To Help Alleviate Pain

Focusing on essential Lifestyle Changes that can help alleviate pain and promote overall well-being. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you through each step, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized approach to managing your pain.

A. Exercise and Physical Activity: Incorporating regular exercise and physical activity into your daily routine is a crucial component of chronic pain management. Our specialists will work with you to develop a customized exercise plan that addresses your specific needs and fitness level. This plan may include low-impact activities such as swimming, walking, or yoga, all designed to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and increase endurance while minimizing the risk of injury.

B. Stress Management Techniques: Chronic pain can often lead to increased stress, which in turn exacerbates pain levels. Learning effective stress management techniques is an essential part of managing chronic pain. Our team will introduce you to various relaxation methods such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness practices. These techniques can help reduce stress, decrease muscle tension, and ultimately improve your overall pain experience.

C. Sleep: Proper sleep plays a significant role in chronic pain management, as inadequate sleep can contribute to increased pain sensitivity. Our experts will provide guidance on establishing healthy sleep habits, including maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, and optimizing your sleep environment. By improving the quality and duration of your sleep, you can experience a reduction in pain levels and an enhancement in your overall well-being.

Comprehensive Pain Management at PASS

At Pain and Spine Specialists, we provide comprehensive pain management services to help alleviate discomfort by targeting the root cause of your pain through a combination of treatments tailored to your specific needs.

Based on your unique pain condition, medical history, and lifestyle, our pain management specialists will develop a treatment plan that uses one or many of these treatment and lifestyle approaches to chronic pain management. Our primary goal is to select treatments that will effectively and safely target your pain comprehensively.

About Us

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our board-certified doctors excel in comprehensive Chronic Pain Management and minimally invasive treatments. We're dedicated to alleviating your pain, restoring your quality of life, and guiding you toward lasting relief.

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