Chronic Pain Conditions
Everyone has experienced pain at one time or another. Pain can appear suddenly or come about slowly causing an uncomfortable or unpleasant sensation in the body. Feelings of pain can range from mild to severe and can be classified as acute or chronic pain.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months and can affect you both physically and emotionally. Symptoms of chronic pain may include:
- Mild to severe pain that will not go away
- Pain described as burning, aching or shooting
- Feelings of soreness, tightness or discomfort
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Mood changes
Common Areas for Chronic Pain Conditions
Some of the most common areas for chronic pain conditions are found in the neck, shoulders, back, hips and knees. Common chronic pain conditions may include:
- Lower back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Pelvic pain
- Abdominal pain
How is Chronic Pain Treated?
Most chronic pain conditions can be managed successfully over time with treatment. Treatment may include:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Electrical stimulation
- Physical therapy
- Relaxation techniques
IMS Pain Management understands the complexity of pain and offers a variety of treatment options for you to find relief today. To schedule an appointment please visit IMS Pain Management online.