86 Million Americans Suffer from pain
If you are one of the more than 86 million people living in the U.S. who suffers from pain, you know that just waking up and contemplating getting out of bed in the morning can be a debilitating experience. Whether you suffer from pain in your neck, back, knees, elbows, shoulder, abdomen, pelvis or feet, you know firsthand that doing even the simplest things can be extremely difficult, even overwhelming.
The Link Between Pain and Depression
Pain and depression are closely related. In many people, terrible pain can cause feelings of depression and, conversely, feelings of depression can cause physical pain.
It is a vicious cycle that can most easily be ended by seeking immediate treatment for pain. Psychotherapy can also help, but ending, or at least moderating, physical pain can more quickly and easily put an end to depressive thoughts and emotions.
Come in to our state-of-the-art facility at ChiroMax Wellness Centers today and let us find the right treatment plan to get you out of pain and back to feeling like yourself again.
Common Forms of Pain Management
The most common forms of pain management used in America today are:
Physical Therapy (PT) – treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents such as heat, light, water, manual and electronic massage and exercise.
Analgesics – various over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be somewhat helpful in the alleviation of pain and swelling. For chronic pain sufferers, this form of medication is often not enough.
Prescription Pain Medication – narcotic analgesics such as hydrocodone and codeine can be prescribed to reduce pain and swelling. In cases of neuropathic or chronic pain, anti-seizure and antidepressant medications can be prescribed. Risks include upset stomach, constipation, dizziness, respiratory distress and addiction.
Injections – many doctors perform nerve block and/or steroid injections into painful areas such as the knees and back. Headache, nausea and vomiting can sometimes occur, as can infection.
Surgery – examples include cases of traumatic nerve damage, degenerative spondylolisthesis associated with spinal stenosis which results from arthritic changes in the joints, and knee replacement surgery for debilitating cases of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
What Are My Pain Treatment Options?
At ChiroMax Wellness Center, our goal is to help our patients identify the cause of pain or discomfort and then put together a strategic pain treatment program that will work successfully.
Our team of doctors is among the top in their respective fields and provide the latest techniques and best medical procedures for treating patients with chronic pain. Our medical team is uniquely qualified to provide a balanced approach to pain management with non-surgical, FDA approved treatments such as injections, advanced spinal decompression therapy combined with physical rehabilitation.
In our three Houston-area pain clinics, we treat the following:
- Headaches / Migraines
- Planter Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Herniated Disc
- Muscle and joint Pain
Please call us today at:
(713) 691-8355 (I-45 Location) or
(713) 222-6374 (I-10 Location)
to schedule an appointment and let us show you why there is hope for people who suffer from chronic pain. At ChiroMax Wellness Centers we are dedicated to getting you out of pain and back to feeling good again. Most forms of insurance accepted.