Chronic Pain Overview
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans every year, and in a significant number of cases, patients have tried a multitude of treatments without optimal outcomes. It is important to understand what constitutes chronic pain and how treatment may be beneficial.
Chronic pain is defined as an ongoing and sometimes widespread pain that persists for a period of 6 months or longer. It results from a medical condition or other internal or external changes in body function secondary to injuries, surgery, etc. These changes increase the body’s sensitivity to pain, where even a slight stimulation may become painful. Due to the often debilitating nature of the pain, a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities and routine tasks can be severely limited. The progression of the pain usually starts by interfering with a person’s ability to work and participate in recreational and social activities. These limitations often result in further complications that affect relationships with family and friends, the loss of jobs, and other major impacts on physical well-being. As a result, chronic pain may eventually impact mental health.
Georgia Pain Associates focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain, both cancer-related and non-cancer-related. The best approach is to treat the whole person and not just the body part or area that is the site of the pain.
We are experts in chronic pain management. We apply our expertise utilizing advanced treatment methodologies and have developed a wide variety of strategies and treatment programs to manage your pain. Our job is to relieve your pain in such a way that you regain function and are able to perform your job and enjoy your family, social, and recreational activities.
Please consult with one of our pain specialists by calling our office today to request an appointment.