Chronic Pain

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NovaSpine Pain Institute

Pain Management in Sun City, Sun City West and Gilbert, Arizona

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that 20.4% of men and women in the United States live with chronic pain. If ongoing pain is preventing you from living a full life, the skilled team at NovaSpine Pain Institute can help with minimally invasive pain management solutions. At their offices in Sun City West, Sun City, and Gilbert, Arizona, the team diagnoses the cause of chronic pain and designs personalized plans for long-term symptom relief. To put chronic pain behind you, call the office nearest you today or use the online contact form.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Pain that is constant, returns repeatedly, or lasts beyond the typical healing period is called chronic pain. Chronic pain can last for months, even years, and it can interfere with daily activities. It has been linked to depression and health complications.

What causes chronic pain?

A wide variety of conditions can lead to ongoing pain symptoms. The four primary types of chronic pain are:

Neuropathic pain

Chronic pain can arise from nerve compression, nerve damage, degenerative nerve conditions, and other nerve problems.

Inflammatory pain

Swelling, redness, and warmth are part of the natural inflammatory healing response. When inflammation doesn’t go away after a typical amount of time, it can cause ongoing pain.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain is frequently the cause of chronic pain. It typically occurs due to traumatic injury or overuse.

Mechanical pain

When internal structures cause compression of soft tissue, chronic pain can arise. Mechanical pain can be caused by cysts and other internal growths, bony structures, repetitive motion injuries, and imbalances in your posture.

Some of the conditions that can result in chronic pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Muscle and soft-tissue injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Joint and bone injuries
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Disc degeneration

Women and people who are overweight have an increased risk of developing chronic pain.

How is chronic pain diagnosed?

The experts at NovaSpine Pain Institute use the most advanced diagnostic techniques and tools to diagnose the cause of your chronic pain. 

During your evaluation, your doctor reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms with you in detail. They also do a physical exam, and they could recommend additional tests like X-rays or diagnostic injections.

How is chronic pain treated?

Your pain management expert at NovaSpine Pain Institute designs a customized treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your chronic pain. Your personal treatment plan can include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Facet joint injections
  • Regenerative therapies
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

The team of specialists does these minimally invasive pain management treatments in the office at NovaSpine Pain Institute.

Don’t let chronic pain interfere with your health and well-being. Schedule an evaluation at NovaSpine Pain Institute by calling the nearest office today or using the online contact form.