Chronic pain is defined as pain that has persisted for more than three months, or beyond the time expected for the causative condition or injury to heal. Chronic pain doesn’t just affect you physically, it can also have a huge impact on your emotional health and overall well-being.
More than 20% of the adult population in the U.S. report chronic pain as having a significant impact on their day-to-day lifestyle. The good news is that there are a number of treatments that can work to alleviate the pain.
There are a variety of disorders and conditions that can cause chronic pain, including everything from arthritis to sciatica, and from migraines to diabetic neuropathy. These chronic conditions can cause pain that affects almost every aspect of life.
Conquering chronic pain is not just about treating the pain and keeping it under control, but is also about finding ways to live a happy and enjoyable life in spite of the symptoms. Let’s talk about the optimum comprehensive approach to tamping down chronic pain, and who can partner with you to help control your pain for good.
Interventional Treatments for Chronic Pain
Treatments for chronic pain can vary, depending on the condition and symptoms involved, but there are a range of sophisticated and evidence-based treatments to effectively treat and control many types of chronic pain conditions. A pain management specialist can provide interventional care to help you participate in your day-to-day activities without the interference of pain.
Interventional treatments can include:
- Nerve blocks
- Pain-relieving injection therapies
- Physical therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Various minimally invasive procedures
Exercise can sound like a daunting prospect when living with chronic pain, but it can actually offer a great many health benefits and is proven to reduce chronic pain symptoms. Engaging in physical activity can help to improve function, increase strength, manage weight, reduce stress, and improve mood and sleep – which can all help to improve your quality of life.
Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard
It is important to stay active, but it is equally important to be aware of your limits and to reduce, modify, or avoid activities that increase your pain. It may help to monitor your pain levels, as this can allow you to recognize the triggers and to see patterns in your symptoms, thereby allowing you to better manage your condition.
Comprehensive Pain Relief in Boca Raton, FL
Chronic pain can feel overwhelming, but there is help and hope. Here at Kamerlink Pain Institute, we are here to help you relieve and mitigate your pain in order to help you lead a more fulfilling and enjoyable life. We utilize the latest treatments and provide compassionate interventional care to treat a variety of chronic pain conditions.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kamerlink, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (561) 404-7667. We’re conveniently located at the far west end of Camino Real in Boca, and we look forward to helping you find relief once and for all.