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CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

Finding an appropriate chronic pain management doctor will help you get in touch with your condition, and start you on a path toward comfort. Chronic pain relief is achievable with proper care and, in some cases, medication. 

Chronic pain is categorized as any pain that lasts six months or longer. The pain may be of any severity, ranging from mild to horrendous, and the pain may even go so far as to incapacitate the patient. 

There are many different sources for this debilitating condition, including backaches, headaches, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many others. It is even possible for muscle or nerve groups to develop chronic pain after a physical trauma of some sort. 

Chronic pain isn't only limited to physical ailments. While the underlying cause of pain might be physical, it is possible for psychological symptoms like anxiety, depression, and fatigue to inhibit the body's ability to combat pain on its own. The result is a higher level of pain, which then reinforces the negative emotions that led to the higher pain. 

There is a good amount of evidence that suggests the psychological effects of pain are a major contributing factor, so it is important to undergo treatment that addresses both the physical and the psychological elements at play.

The following symptoms are usually associated with chronic pain, so if you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you should consider seeking chronic pain management guidelines from an internal medicine specialist.

  • Fatigue
  • Frequent, Consistent Pain
  • Shooting, Aching, Burning Pain
  • Stiffness, Soreness, General Discomfort
  • Restlessness
  • Compromised Immune System
  • Mood Swings (Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Fear)
  • Disability

For many people, mild chronic pain can be managed with over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen, as well as a lifestyle of exercise and frequent massages to the area in question. However, there are cases where chronic pain is so severe that more comprehensive treatments must be undertaken. 

In these cases, professionals like those at Premier Medicine and Wellness can provide chronic pain treatment, neuropathic pain management, and more. We take pride in our ability to offer chronic pain therapies to those in need.

Do You Experience Chronic Pain?  It can be difficult to determine if you are actually experiencing it. By the time you feel it necessary to visit a physician, you may feel convinced of the severity of your condition. The doctor will ask questions about your medical history, and possibly request that you keep a log of your pain. This will help the doctor find patterns that could point to chronic pain. You might receive a physical exam as well. The doctor will look for weak areas, or areas that experience tingling or numbness. Other simple tests might be administered for reflexes and movement. The more honest you are with your doctor, the more likely you are to find the solution to your pain.

There are several more conclusive tests that a doctor can perform to search for chronic pain. Blood tests can reveal the presence of infection or other foreign entities that might be the cause of your pain. Imaging tests, like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans, might be used to look for physical abnormalities with the structure of your body. Once a source for the pain has been found, a proper mode of treatment can be administered.

If you experience pain that lasts longer than several months, you may need chronic pain management from an internal medicine associate. Possible treatments might include physical therapy, counseling, and prescribed medications. In some mild cases, the doctor may suggest a form of home treatment as a preliminary action. There is no reason to live with chronic pain. We can help manage your pain and bring your life back to an acceptable level of comfort.
 
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