Chronic Pain Specialist

New Hope Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Elkin, NC

If chronic pain is hindering your quality of life, you can do something about it. At New Hope Pain Management in Elkin, North Carolina, They won’t just treat your pain, they’ll endeavor to find the source of it. To get rid of your chronic pain, call New Hope Pain Management or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is any form of pain you experience that doesn’t go away over time. If pain in your body lasts longer than 12 weeks, it’s often classified as chronic pain. The pain might be dull, severe, or you may experience tingling or burning sensations in your limbs. Chronic pain is often  caused by:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neuropathy, or nerve damage
  • Sciatica, or pain near the sciatic nerve
  • A ruptured spinal disk
  • A pinched nerve
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Figuring out what’s causing your chronic pain will help the team come up with the most effective plan.

How is chronic pain diagnosed?

The doctor will go over your medical history and talk with you about your pain. You might have a sports injury, an injury from a car accident, have a chronic health condition, or simply don’t know what’s causing your pain.

They will conduct a thorough physical examination and may also order:

  • Lab tests
  • Imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs
  • A nerve or skin biopsy
  • Nerve function tests for neuropathy

Once the doctor has a better idea of what’s causing your pain, they’ll find a treatment plan you’re most comfortable with.

What is the treatment for chronic pain?

The physician will go over treatment options based on what’s causing your pain. They may recommend you try:

  • Pain relieving medications
  • Nerve block injections
  • Local electrical stimulation
  • Brain stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal manipulation or massage
  • Yoga, tai chi, or other relaxation therapies
  • Probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome
  • Surgery in severe cases

The physician will often recommend minimally invasive treatment first. If the pain doesn’t get better, they may suggest surgical options.

When you’re ready to find relief from your chronic pain, call New Hope Pain Management or book an appointment online.