Neck & Spinal Pain
- Pain after spinal surgery
- Disc Herniation or Degeneration
- Spinal compression fractures
- Serious spinal pain without surgical alternatives
- Spinal cord injury, quadriplegia, and paraplegia
- Spinal Stenosis
- Headaches (Migraine, Cluster, Tension, Chronic Daily, etc.)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Shingles and Post Herpetic Neuralgia
- Abdominal pain/ pancreatic cancer
- Spinal and bone involvement with cancer
- Chest pain from cancer
- Pain from cancer surgery and chemotherapy
- Degeneration of knees, hips, and shoulder
- Sports Injuries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteo Arthritis
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Chronic pain is a problem of epidemic proportions. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year. That is more than coronary heart disease and diabetes combined.
Chronic pain is different. Unlike acute pain, which is a normal sensation that the nervous system sends as an alert of possible injury or illness, chronic pain can persist for weeks, months or even years. The pain may begin with an incident, injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing condition such as arthritis or cancer, but some chronic pain can occur in the absence of any past injury or detectable damage to the body. The pain is real, even though the cause may not be readily apparent. Common types of chronic pain include headache, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain and neuropathy.
Pain is the result of the body’s inflammatory response. Even when the source of the pain remains elusive, pain management specialists can intercept pain messages sent by the nervous system to the brain in order to avoid or interrupt the pain cycle.
Pain is invisible. The degree to which pain interferes with functioning and quality of life often varies from person to person and from day to day. Every person’s pain is unique, and the pain management professionals at Integrated Pain and Neuroscience work to create a unique treatment plan for every patient. By combining the most advanced medical treatments with complementary and holistic care, our physicians work to help each patient return to a full, active life.