Best Treatments for Chronic Pain
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Chronic pain is defined as ongoing pain that continues longer than six months. The frustration that many people experience with chronic pain is that it can prevent them from enjoying a full life. How many times have you had to turn down an invitation to go do something with friends because you were in too much pain to enjoy whatever they were doing? How many times have you questioned whether or not to even get out of bed? If you struggle with chronic pain, you’ve probably tried many solutions. Our team will work with you to find a solution that will minimize your discomfort or eliminate your pain.
Conditions that Can Lead to Chronic Pain
From old sports injuries to cancer, chronic pain management is something many people need. The goal is the same: eliminate as much pain as possible, improve your mobility, and improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, chronic pain can continue even after the injury or illness that initially caused the pain is resolved. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Some people can experience suffer chronic pain even when there is no past injury or apparent body damage. Chronic pain is linked to conditions including headaches and migraines, arthritis, cancer, nerve pain and diabetic nerve conditions, back pain and back injuries, and fibromyalgia.
When you work with our general practitioners, we can accomplish this through a variety of treatments, including:
- Pain medication, including NSAIDs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
What Happens When You Don’t Treat Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain can cause a domino effect in the body. As you tense with the pain you are experiencing, you may begin to have additional pain from tension. Your mobility may be affected, but beyond that, there is also an emotional impact.
At Park Avenue Medical Professionals, our physiatrists provide care for both acute and chronic pain. Our board-certified physiatrist will design an individualized treatment program to decrease your pain, improve your mobility and reduce the risk of further injuries. Learn more about our physiatry services by contacting our office at 212.427.2000. You can also make an appointment by filling out this form.