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Our highly-trained physicians treat many types of pain. These include acute, visceral (from internal organs), cancer pain, headache, head and neck pain, spine pain, arm and leg pain, and neuropathic (nerve) pain.
Acute pain can begin suddenly, be mild or severe and last for anywhere from a few moments to three months. Typically, patients feel relief once the underlying cause of the pain has been treated.
Acute pain is usually associated with:
Our physicians provide effective and decisive treatments for patients with acute pain conditions to ensure that those conditions do not evolve into chronic pain.
Although there are several contributing factors that can result in abdominal pain, many instances of pain are not cause for serious concern, such as indigestion, constipation or gas.
While acute pain may be readily identified and treated, in many instances pain may persist beyond the expected time of healing and become chronic. Our pain management team has a profound understanding of these conditions, and will work with you to alleviate abdominal pain, whether it is from ischemic cause, such as pain from median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), adhesions of previous surgeries, cancer or others, including:
Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that can remain even after treating the underlying cause. Patients may continue to feel pain for years after healing. Chronic pain can be debilitating physically, and can also impact a person's mental and emotional well-being, creating feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Common types of chronic pain can include:
There are as many as 12 classifications of headaches, which can vary in their level of discomfort. Pain can range from a dull ache to a throbbing sensation, with some headaches even resulting in nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Common causes of headaches include tension and stress, but they can also develop due to a variety of conditions:
The neck, back and spine pain are all common diagnoses, and each area has numerous causes and contributing factors that can result in pain. Neck, back and spine pain can also be debilitating and can quickly disrupt patients' daily lives.
Neck pain can be acute or chronic and can occur from arthritis, poor posture or, in some cases, can also be an indication of a more serious condition. Common causes of neck pain include:
Back pain is one of the most prevalent conditions, but determining the exact cause of back pain can be difficult since it can be triggered by anything from overuse and injury to smoking, obesity or disease. Additional causes of back pain include:
Since the spinal cord runs the entire length of the back, spine pain is often associated with back and neck pain, but these conditions also result in spine pain:
Nerve pain occurs when there is damage or irritation to one or more nerves in your body. This condition can result in severe shooting pain, burning, numbness, tingling or a combination of these sensations. There are a wide range of conditions that can lead to neuropathic pain: