Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain refers to persistent pain that lasts beyond the normal healing time of about 12 weeks. Chronic pain lingers even if you have already recovered from your illness or injury. It also exists even without a trigger or apparent reason.

In some cases, the pain can be debilitating for the person, that it alters their way of living. They might find it hard to get a good night’s sleep or remain focused and productive at work. Others reported suffering from anxiety, depression, fear of getting injured again, as well as low energy. Chronic pain can limit your ability to enjoy life and movement, preventing you from engaging even in leisure activities.

Common Chronic Pains

Acute pain manifests itself suddenly and has a specific cause. This pain usually subsides after a few weeks or months. On the other hand, chronic pain stems from an ongoing problem or an injury that did not heal properly. It typically lasts much longer than acute pain and could persist for years. Some common pain complaints include the following:

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Cancer Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Vulvodynia
  • Neurogenic pain (pain due to damage to the central nervous system)
  • Headaches (eye strain headaches, tension headaches, migraine, and cluster headaches)
  • Nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Joint pain (osteoarthritis, repetitive motion injury, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis)
  • Psychogenic pain (refers to the pain not caused by an injury, disease, or damage to the nervous system)

We Can Help

Dr. Andrei Dokukin is a specialist in chronic pain medicine, sports medicine, post-operative rehab, and addiction treatment. Proprius Recovery can provide you with a custom pain management plan to ease your pain and improve mobility.

Our clinic specializes in non-invasive and non-narcotic treatments. We believe that the body’s natural ability to heal itself can improve the majority of musculoskeletal system disease processes. However, when this natural process comes to a halt in the form of a disease, we use physical medicine modalities, exercise, injectable therapies, and, when necessary, minimally invasive techniques.

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Relieve your chronic pain under the watchful eye of an expert. Our goal is to help you get back on track as soon as possible.