Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Management

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We Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain

Everyone deserves to lead an active lifestyle. But if a workplace injury has left you with chronic pain, that may not seem like a possibility. The team at Institutes of Health can change that. Our occupational health specialists provide advanced treatment for individuals suffering from chronic pain syndromes in More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with a significant portion of those partially or completely disabled. We have been treating and reversing the effects of chronic pain for more than 30 years. If pain from a workplace injury is taking over your life, visit Institutes of Health. We can help you understand what causes chronic pain and various treatments for it. We can even assist with your workers’ compensation claims. Call us today to learn more.

     

     Understanding Chronic Pain

    Aches and pains from time to time are normal. Occasionally, you may awaken with minor discomfort or feel sore walking upstairs. Pain is an alert from your nervous system that you are injured. When your injury heals, the pain typically subsides. However, for some individuals, that relief never comes. Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for three months or more. Chronic pain may begin without cause or as the result of an injury or health condition. Not only can this syndrome affect your physical lifestyle, but it can also impact your mental health. It is important to recognize and manage chronic pain early.

    Why Choose Institutes of Health?

     

    Institutes of Health is a leading specialist in treating chronic pain, head injuries and PTSD associated with a workplace injury. In addition to our advanced clinical services and treatment plans, our staff can also help navigate the complexities of the workers’ compensation system. Following a referral from your doctor, employer, or a claims administrator, we will provide the best possible care to ensure you can return to a productive lifestyle you once enjoyed. We even offer comprehensive telehealth services for patients suffering from chronic pain, brain injuries and PTSD.

    Recognizing Symptoms of Chronic Pain Syndrome

    The initial and most prominent symptom of chronic pain syndrome is the pain itself. This may manifest as post-surgical pain, arthritis pain, or neurogenic pain, among others. Institutes of Health specializes in treating chronic pain that results from workplace injuries, including Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Chronic pain sufferers experience different forms of discomfort. Some feel dull aches, while others notice shooting pains, burning pains, or stiffness. But other symptoms may also be present, including:

    • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
    • Lack of appetite
    • Mood changes, from depression and anxiety to irritability and anger
    • Weakness
    • Lethargy

    Workplace Injuries that May Lead to Chronic Pain

    Institutes of Health wants to help you with any pain that lasts for weeks on end. In some cases, you may be contributing to the problem by continuing to perform tasks that caused your pain in the first place. Workplace injuries are among the most common sources of chronic pain. Repetitive tasks put you at risk for injuries that may not properly heal. We help treat workplace injuries that lead to:

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – This is associated with repetitive hand and wrist movements, and it can cause pain and weakness in the lower arm.
    • Tendinitis – If you repeat the same task constantly, you may develop nerve irritation in your shoulders, elbows, knees, or wrists.
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries – By constantly lifting heavy objects, you can cause considerable harm to your shoulders.
    • Lower Back Injuries – Also the result of lifting and repetitive motions, chronic back injuries can have debilitating effects that limit your mobility.
    • Head Injuries, concussions and PTSD

       

      We Offer Evidence-Based Treatments

      Institutes of Health’s doctors use evidence-based treatments that  give our patients a greater sense of control over the healing process. Our chronic pain management treatment programs incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Following a consultation, we evaluate the severity of each patient’s condition before customizing a treatment plan. Our chronic pain treatment services include specialists in:

      • Pain Management & Rehabilitation
      • Medication Management
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • Physical & Somatic Therapies
      • Clinical Nutrition
      • Psychological Care
      • Head injuries and PTSD

      Contact Institutes of Health for Chronic Pain Management

      The ability to perform personal and professional duties, play with your children, or even merely scale a flight of stairs should not be a luxury. But for people with chronic pain, it may seem that way. Institutes of Health can help you overcome your chronic pain using evidence-based treatment. We work with individuals who have suffered workplace injuries in all types of industries, and we are confident we can help you. Contact us today to learn more.