Chronic Pain Management Questions and Answers

At Ramos Center, our pain management doctors provide highly effective chronic pain management options that do not require surgery or an over-reliance upon pain relief medication. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We have 5 locations in Bradenton FL, Englewood FL, Sarasota FL, and Venice FL to serve you.

Chronic Pain Management Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte, FL and Port Charlotte FL
Chronic Pain Management Near Me in Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte, FL and Port Charlotte FL

It can be challenging to manage chronic pain in healthy ways if you lack the right medical professional help and support. As such, we would be pleased to help you manage your chronic pain!

How do I know if my chronic pain is serious? 

To an extent, chronic pain is always serious enough to warrant medical attention. However, there are degrees of severity with chronic pain, ranging from a background annoyance to a debilitating factor at the forefront of each day, making it difficult to perform routine everyday tasks. Consequently, chronic pain is generally considered serious if it disrupts your ability to function on a daily basis. As such, you should seek medical attention if chronic pain is causing any of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Constant severe pain
  • Difficulty walking, rising from a seated position, or climbing stairs
  • Excessive fatigue
  • High stress levels
  • Increased frequency of infections or illnesses
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Problems with concentration or memory
  • Unhealthy reliance on pain relief medication

What can cause chronic pain? 

Since there are so many different types of chronic pain, there are accordingly numerous possible causes of chronic pain. With that being said, many cases of chronic pain have no apparent cause, or they can have a combination of several different causes. As such, some common causes of chronic pain include the following:

  • Acid reflux, which is also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), or other joint-related conditions
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Back pain, due to scoliosis, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or other spinal cord conditions
  • Broken bones, sprains, or strains
  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve damage
  • Obesity
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI), such as tendonitis, bursitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Traumatic injury
  • Years of poor posture

How can I relieve my chronic pain? 

Chronic pain is a tricky issue to manage, as it can easily lead to an unhealthy reliance on pain relief medication. However, it is important to find solutions and treatment options that address your chronic pain at the root rather than merely managing the symptoms you experience. At Ramos Center, we provide integrative and functional pain relief treatment options for chronic pain. As such, our treatment methods seek to address the root issue of your chronic pain in ways that not only relieve pain but also aim to heal the damaged or dysfunctional tissues and cells that are causing your chronic pain.

With that in mind, some of our treatment options for chronic pain relief include the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Epidural steroid injections (ESIs)
  • Facet injections
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Medication management
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD)
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion or steroid injections
  • Spasticity pumps for cancer pain
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Superion® implants
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Trigger point injections
  • And more!

In addition to the treatment options we offer at Ramos Center, complementary treatments such as yoga or massage may also be helpful. Other things you can do to relieve chronic pain include exercise and getting enough sleep, although it is understandable when those are not viable options. With that in mind, the most important thing to do for chronic pain relief is to find a pain management doctor who will provide you with effective treatment options for relieving pain and improving your condition.

For more information about our chronic pain treatment options or to schedule an appointment with one of our pain management doctors at Ramos Center, we invite you to call us or make an appointment on our website. Ramos Center has clinics in Bradenton, Englewood, Sarasota, and Venice, Florida. We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Palmetto FL, Laurel FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Memphis FL, Cortez FL and Port Charlotte, FL.

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