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Chronic Pain

Florida Pain Medicine

Pain Management Physicians located in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, FL

If you’re one of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, you know how disruptive your symptoms can be, including keeping you from daily activities. The expert pain management team at Florida Pain Medicine, with locations in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, wants you to know that there’s a variety of treatment options for chronic pain available to improve your quality of life. Living with pain doesn’t have to be a way of life. Call or schedule a consultation online today to get the help you need.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is Considered Chronic Pain?

Pain that lasts more than three months at a time is considered chronic, and it’s widely believed to be a disease all on its own. Acute pain typically goes away as your body heals from an injury or health condition, but chronic pain persists. It can adversely affect your health and well-being, and lead to severe health problems such as:

  • Loss of mobility, flexibility, and strength
  • Fatigue and trouble sleeping
  • Changes in mood
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty completing daily tasks
  • Missing work
  • Isolation from social activities
  • A less active lifestyle

Those who deal with painful symptoms every day often suffer emotional stress as a result of not being able to work, take care of their families, or participate in the activities they enjoy.

What Causes Chronic Pain?

The causes of chronic pain are as varied as the treatment options. Sometimes, chronic conditions cause painful symptoms, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and interstitial cystitis. Additionally, some of the most common health conditions that cause chronic pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches

Since pain isn’t “one size fits all,” neither is chronic pain treatment. The doctors at Florida Pain Medicine create customized treatment plans designed to help reduce your pain, while helping you "Restore Function & Relive Life".

How is Chronic Pain Treated?

Once the doctors understand the underlying cause of your chronic pain, they can create an effective pain management plan. Common pain treatments include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Laser treatments
  • Nerve blocks
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Epidural injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

The Florida Pain Medicine physicians are experts at interventional pain therapies. They take a comprehensive approach to treating your chronic pain and realize it may take several different pain treatment methods to help you feel your best and recover from your injury or illness. They also understand the emotional effects of chronic pain and help support you on your journey coping with daily pain.

You don’t have to deal with chronic pain on your own. Effective treatment options and the caring, compassionate team of health care providers at Florida Pain Medicine can help you get your life back on track. Call or schedule a consultation online today.