Pain affects more than 100 million American adults, according to the Institute of Medicine. It can take over your life, preventing you from getting good sleep, eating properly, being active and fully enjoying activities and time with your family. Thankfully, help is available.
Most pain is acute, or temporary, and eventually goes away. In some cases, acute pain can become chronic pain if it lasts three months or more. For example, if surgical pain isn’t treated correctly, the nerves can become hypersensitive and can go on to cause chronic pain. Other common causes of chronic pain are:
Livanta Medical Center offers several treatment options to help regain a better quality of life. We understand the challenge you face as you try to cope with the rigors of everyday life while in pain. Out approach to treating your pain include:
Medication: From over-the-counter remedies, such as acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to powerful drugs such as opioids, medications may help ease the pain. Other medications can help too, including antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and steroids. Your physician may suggest a combination of medications that can address different aspects of your pain.