When the nerve endings send pain signals to our brain, we feel pain in our organs and skin. When pain is uncontrollable, one’s quality of life may be greatly reduced. Pain can affect our ability to work, exercise, and sleep – leaving us feeling irritable, unsocial, depressed or anxious. CaroMont Health’s pain management team offers exceptional care to patients suffering from pain and offers treatments to reduce, control or alleviate pain symptoms.
Patients in need of pain management may have pain from an injury, a health condition, or after surgery. The following are some common health conditions known to cause pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stomach ulcers
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
There are different types of pain that can affect muscles, bones, joints, organs and the nervous system. While pain feels different for everyone, here are some pain symptoms to be aware of.
- Sharp or dull pain
- Throbbing or burning pain
- Isolated pain
- All over pain
- Acute pain (starts quickly & last for a short period)
- Chronic pain (lasts for months or years)
We offer a variety of treatment options to help ease and control pain. Patients will discuss treatment options with their doctor to decide what fits best for them.
- Physical therapy
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, your doctor or health care provider can prescribe pain medicine or other pain treatments to help you get pain relief. Learning new coping skills to help with chronic pain is also important, so sometimes psychotherapy is also useful in helping patients deal with these issues.