Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain refers to pain in the outer body and pain from the internal organs. It's a pain that persists over time and commonly arises from a long-standing medical condition or structural damage. This broad category of pain includes:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Bone pain (osteoporosis, arthritis, bone cancer)
  • Pain from muscle spasms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Leg pain (sprains, gout, neuropathy, poor circulation)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sciatica


Nerve pain (from cancer, AIDS, phantom pain, feeling like pins and needles pricking) Organ pain (from injuries, infections, inflammatory bowel syndrome, pelvic pain, stomach ulcers).

 

Reasons for Chronic Pain Include

  • Circulatory problems (poor circulation, diabetes, artery blockage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
  • Headache (migraine, tension headache, cluster headache)
  • Joint pain
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord disease
  • Disc disease
  • Trauma
  • Advanced cancers


Give Genesis Medical Clinic a call at 813-549-7465 immediately if:

  • You're feeling the pain for more than 3 months without any diagnosis
  • You're feeling depressed or blue and you no long enjoy or engage in your favorite activities
  • You're unable to sleep because of the pain
  • You had an illness or injury that healed, but you still have pain
  • You were involved in an auto accident, a slip-and-fall, or other traumatic injury


Chronic pain, if left untreated, often results in depression, insomnia, mood changes, irritability, and loss of interest in daily activities. It may require long-term medication for conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

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