Effective Chronic Pain Management in North Houston
Chronic pain is recurring, and it may last excruciating minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months at a time. While many types of chronic pain cannot ever be completely cured, they are sometimes able to be maintained so you can find temporary relief. Finding the right type of treatment to help alleviate your chronic pain is largely dependent upon where it’s located in your body, what’s likely causing it, how long the pain tends to last at a time, and its degree of intensity. Whether you suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, or a repetitive strain injury that causes you chronic pain, KSF Orthopaedic Center provides chronic pain management to patients of all ages in the North Houston area.
Chronic Pain Issues We Treat
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain is usually felt in the lower back, and it may be caused by an injury or a progressive condition such as arthritis or osteoporosis. There are a variety of other conditions that can cause chronic back pain, ranging from herniated discs and spinal fractures to spinal stenosis and scoliosis. Depending upon the type of chronic back pain you’re experiencing, we may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help alleviate your pain.
Chronic Neck Pain
The usual culprits for chronic neck pain include cervical osteoarthritis, cervical degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, scoliosis, cervical fractures, and spinal stenosis. Depending upon the type of chronic neck pain you’re experiencing, we may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs to help alleviate your pain.
Chronic Headache Pain
Approximately half of the adult population suffers from chronic headaches or migraines. A chronic headache is one that lasts for at least 15 days per month for at least three consecutive months. These may be caused by tension, stress, fatigue, poor sleeping conditions, strained eye muscles, hormonal irregularities, or even enlarged blood vessels in your head. Chronic headache pain may be treated with antidepressant, anticonvulsant, or anti-inflammatory drugs or through the use of beta blockers or injections.
Chronic Joint Pain
There are many conditions that result in chronic joint pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, repetitive motion injuries, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Joints most commonly afflicted with chronic pain include those found in your wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles. Depending upon the type of chronic joint pain you’re experiencing, we may recommend over-the-counter or prescribed oral and/or topical medications.
Chronic Nerve Pain
Chronic nerve pain, or neuropathic pain, is usually accompanied by a tissue injury and results in your nerve fibers being damaged, dysfunctional, or injured, causing them to send incorrect pain signals. There are three main types of nerves in your body and all are susceptible to nerve damage and chronic pain: autonomic nerves, motor nerves, and sensory nerves. Chronic nerve pain may be treated with anticonvulsant, antidepressant, or anti-inflammatory drugs.
If You Suffer from Chronic Pain, Consult Our Physicians
It’s been estimated that chronic pain affects as many as eight out of every 10 American adults. Whether caused by a musculoskeletal injury, chronic disease, or autoimmune disorder, you don’t have to go on suffering in silence. KSF Orthopaedic Center provides chronic pain management for North Houston area patients. Treatments may include a combination of over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, recommended exercises, and physical therapy to help increase joint mobility or strengthen muscles. Some patients may require surgery. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our many experienced physicians.