Though everyone experiences pain from time to time, it usually resolves and most are able to return to normal, pain-free activities. However, chronic pain lingers. By definition, pain that persists for more than 12 weeks is considered chronic pain. Chronic pain can have adverse effects on quality of life. It can cause discomfort and irritability, interfere with your ability to carry out activities of daily living, and can even be disabling, in some cases. Chronic pain is also one of the most common issues that affect people throughout the world.
Challenging for doctors and frustrating for patients, chronic pain can remain long after injured tissues have healed, leaving no apparent cause for the pain. Or, an ongoing illness may be the underlying cause and the chronic pain condition needs to be managed along with the primary illness. Further complicating the diagnosis and management of chronic pain is the subjective nature of pain. Two people with virtually the same amounts of inflammation and tissue damage can report significantly different levels of pain. And, while doctors have many ways to measure inflammation and tissue damage, there is presently no device that can objectively measure pain.
Pain can sometimes be acute, but many people experience chronic pain. Once chronic pain sets in it rarely resolves completely and usually must be managed. However, through proper pain management, you may effectively reduce your chronic pain levels and improve your ability to function so that you can have a relatively comfortable, independent, and productive life.
Our pain management experts at American Medical Care are well versed with managing chronic pain syndromes, such as:
At American Medical Care, we recognize that a successful pain management program doesn’t stop at medication alone. When you choose American Medical Care for your pain management your medical treatment program will incorporate a variety of the most appropriate and helpful pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities proven to alleviate pain. These may include medical procedures such as electrical stimulation, nerve blocks or surgery, adjunctive medication, as well as complementary and alternative approaches such as meditation, massage, acupuncture, behavior modification, and counseling.
You don’t have to let chronic pain control your life. We’ve assembled a network of the best pain clinics available and taken the searching and guesswork out of the process for you, bringing you that much closer to the pain-free life that you desire and deserve. We invite you to find out how American Medical Care can help you quickly and effectively reach your chronic pain management goals. Give us a call at (202) 930-7870, or click here for a free quote.