As many as 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. But what exactly does that mean? What is the definition of chronic pain? This is, after all, a very personal and subjective topic. To give some insight to this pervasive issue, the medical professionals at Dynamic Health and Pain Management would like to help define and explain this disorder.
Chronic Pain is typically specified as mild or excruciating pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. That’s what makes it distinct: it persists for months at a time—or even longer.
This type of pain can often be completely debilitating, causing both a physical and emotional toll. Though most chronic pain stems from headaches, joint pain, or injuries, it can also have other origins:
- Sinus pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Centralized pain (shoulders, pelvis, hip, neck, etc)
- Generalized muscle pain
Suffering an injury may also be the root of ongoing pain. And, sometimes, there is no pasty injury or evidence of any type of trauma.
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
There are many causes of chronic pain. And we know it’s a pain that sustains itself for a minimum of 3 months. Now it’s important to understand the symptoms associated with this condition.
- Constant mild or severe pain
- Shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
- Discomfort, soreness, stiffness
Chronic pain may also cause …
- Compromised immune system
- Depressive moods
Fortunately, there is hope.
You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Or its symptoms. Or even its causes.
Dynamic Health and Pain Management offers a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain that addresses the issue at its origin. With OrthoKinematics and Vertebral Motion Analysis, we can properly diagnose (to an exact degree) the issue and apply the appropriate protocols to treat the specific level and type of injury. For more information about chronic pain relief, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a private consultation today!