03 Aug Conditions, Symptoms, and Treatment of Chronic Pain
We’ve all experienced pain at some point. Most of the pain we experience goes away rather quickly. Unfortunately, however, many people suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain happens after an injury and continues for at least six months. Some people deal with chronic pain for many years. It can affect you physically and emotionally, but the good news is that a pain management specialist can help. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Causes of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is often caused by the following:
- Injuries or surgeries
- Nerve damage
- Back or neck pain
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can manifest itself in various ways, and feel like:
- A dull ache
The pain can range from mild to severe. It may be constant or come and go for periods of time.
Besides pain, you might also experience the following:
• Extreme tiredness
• Lack of energy
• Lack of hunger
• Mood changes
• Difficulty sleeping
Pain can affect your emotional well-being as well. Chronic pain can cause depression. It can also make sleeping difficult, which can lead to heightened levels of stress. This is why some doctors prescribe anti-depressants. These medications often help patients manage both the physical and mental pain.
Conventional Treatments for Chronic Pain
Scottsdale pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth, and his fantastic team of pain specialists have successfully used a variety of treatments to help alleviate chronic pain. From radiofrequency ablation to joint injections and appropriately managing medication, we encourage you to learn more about treatment options available.
In addition to what Integrated Pain Consultants offers, we also work with other experts who provide physical therapy, relaxation therapy, and acupuncture. You may also find that changing your lifestyle can be helpful. While you may be tempted to rest when the pain starts coming, getting up and moving around can help ease the pain, especially for arthritis patients. Eating healthier and quitting smoking are other actions that might help you feel better.
Get Pain Relief from Scottsdale Pain Management Experts at Integrated Pain Consultants
If you’re experiencing chronic pain, ditch the painkillers and learn about alternative methods of pain management. Scottsdale pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth, and his amazing team of pain specialists have successfully used innovative technology, injections, and other treatments to help treat chronic pain. Please call (480) 626-2552 or learn how to book your appointment online to start the healing process.