If you have suffered from pain that has lasted for between 3 and 6 months, you may have been experiencing the symptoms of chronic pain. Most of us will experience acute pain from time-to-time, after slamming a finger in a car door or falling and fracturing a bone. This pain will naturally subside over a short period of time; the injury will heal, and you will able to return back to your normal state of functioning. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is pain that lasts for weeks, months, or years after the injury has healed. Not only can chronic pain interfere with your day-to-day life, it can greatly affect your mental health.
In many instances, chronic pain will occur without a discernable cause. For many individuals, however, chronic pain will begin directly after an injury is sustained, or as the direct result of a specific health condition. Some of the leading causes of chronic pain include migraines, infections, nerve damage, past injuries or surgeries, back issues, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
The symptoms of chronic pain can range from relatively mild to extremely severe. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- A dull, throbbing, aching, burning, stinging, or shooting pain
- Stiffness and soreness
- Changes in appetite (often a lack of appetite)
- Constant fatigue
- Changes in mood
- Trouble sleeping
- A lack of energy
- General weakness
Treatment for Chronic Pain
It is important that any signs of acute pain are properly treated in order to prevent long-term pain that is far more difficult to treat. If the pain you are experiencing has already become chronic, there are several non-invasive treatment methods that exist to alleviate your symptoms. Some therapeutic options for the treatment of chronic pain include:
- Chiropractic maintenance
- Ongoing physical therapy
- Vitamins and supplements
- Non-addictive pain medications
- Relaxation therapy
- Lifestyle changes
The right treatment option for you will depend on how long your pain has lasted, where the pain is, and what is causing the pain. The team of professionals at Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches will work together to develop an appropriate an effective treatment plan, focusing on your unique symptoms and the root causes of your chronic pain.
How Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches Treats Chronic Pain
Regardless of what is causing your chronic pain, how long you have been suffering the symptoms, and how severe the symptoms are, Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches is here to help. We have years of experience treating even the most relentless cases of chronic pain, and have experienced great success in the utilization of numerous non-invasive treatment methods. The first step towards long-term relief is setting up a consultation, during which we will determine the best method of treatment for your personal case.
When struggling with chronic pain, you may begin to feel rather hopeless; your day-to-day life is constantly interrupted, and over-the-counter medications seem to have very little impact. Fortunately, with the right treatment plan, chronic pain can be alleviated.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, we can help. Call (561) 434-7577 and let the caring staff at Comprehensive Pain of the Palm Beaches get you on the path to healing.