We all experience occasional aches and pains. However, chronic pain is different from usual pain. Chronic pain is defined by some as pain lasting beyond 3 months but really it is any pain that outlasts reasonable or expected duration of healing. Initially pain serves a protective function but when pain becomes chronic, it may simply become a hindrance to the full enjoyment of life. Chronic pain can have a debilitating impact on your day-to-day activities and this type of pain is also called high impact pain. At Texas Pain Intervention Clinic, we help our patients with chronic pain using whole health strategies, medication and interventional treatments.
Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than three months. In the US alone about 40 million people suffer from chronic pain. There may not be an immediate “fix” for chronic pain related issues and managing the condition can be complicated. Chronic pain conditions include headaches, degenerative arthritis, autoimmune diseases, cancer pain, nerve pain, musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia.
In some situations, chronic pain can be attributed to an injury that occurred in the past. Most times, it is a result of chronic degenerative conditions such as arthritis while sometimes it may be related to an ongoing disease process such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes related neuropathy. Some conditions causing chronic pain are still poorly understood and have to be managed symptomatically such as Fibromyalgia.
Making the correct diagnosis is a critical step in the treatment of chronic pain. Oftentimes, there may be more than one pain generator and identifying all contributing factors is important to have the best possible outcome. Dr. Maheshwari and his team first try to identify the cause and then develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plan. At Texas Pain Intervention Clinic, we provide a multimodal approach of medication, lifestyle changes, rehabilitation and interventional therapies. Chronic pain therapies may include steroid injections of the painful body part including spine, advanced therapies such as spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion or nerve stimulation, and regenerative medicine therapies.
At Texas Pain Intervention Clinic, we know that chronic pain interferes with daily activities and we’re here to help you achieve your goals.