Chronic Pain Treatment
It is a well known fact that psychological stress can play a large role in the way an individual experiences and deals with pain. A physician may prescribe psychological therapy as a way to help individuals cope with anxiety and stress, which in many instances may be an underlying factor leading to chronic pain.
Surgery for Chronic Pain
Many times a doctor will perform diagnostic tests such as an MRI or a CAT Scan in an attempt to discover the underlying cause of chronic pain. If the cause can be discovered there are often times surgery options available that may help minimize or even alleviate pain.
Many times it is difficult to provide patients with permanent pain relief, especially if the underlying cause is unknown. If a physician decides not to pursue opiate based medications to manage pain, another alternative is a nerve block. Therapeutic nerve blocks usually involve the injection of a local anesthetic or steroid into the site of pain. These injections help block the signalling of pain, but are typically temporary solutions that require additional injections at a later date.
Neurostimulators are devices that send mild electrical impulses to the spine. The effect is the masking of pain signals received by the brain.
This procedure involves the destruction of nerves responsible for the signalling of pain to the brain. Typically the procedures are done through the application of heat the nerve sites.
Chronic Pain Specialist
If you’re suffering from chronic pain and want a chronic pain specialist who can offer a host of different treatments for your condition, contact the Pain Relief Center in Plano, Texas at 214-709-1904 or fill out the contact form.