Millions of Americans are living with chronic pain. In addition to impacting quality of life, pain can also wreak havoc on careers and financial well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), workplace disability related to chronic pain accounts for billions of dollars in lost productivity each year.
For National Pain Awareness Month, our team of pain management specialists at Republic Spine and Pain is raising awareness about the treatment options available at our offices in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.
Whether you're dealing with acute or ongoing pain, options are available to help manage and relieve your symptoms. Even mild to moderate pain can be disruptive and interfere with your ability to work, exercise, and enjoy the activities you love.
The underlying causes of pain can be complex and related to many health problems and lifestyle issues, so the best pain treatment plans are custom designed specifically for you. Our pain doctors and specialists offer personalized treatment plans for a range of conditions and injuries, including:
Depending on the location, causes, and severity of your pain as well as your overall health profile and lifestyle, there are several treatment options available to help manage and control your pain symptoms.
In most cases, initial pain treatments are conservative and may involve non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments like physical therapy, medication, therapeutic massage, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections. Sometimes a combination of several treatments is the key to easing and alleviating ongoing pain symptoms.
Pain is one of the body’s warning systems that something is wrong. Even if your pain is mild to moderate and doesn’t necessarily interfere with your mobility and quality of life, you shouldn’t ignore symptoms that persist for more than a week or that clear up but comes back again after a short time or following exercise or physical activity.
Some problems like arthritis or fractures may feel mild in the beginning but can get worse over time, leading to permanent joint damage. Many people have come to accept pain as a “normal” way of life, but the truth is that relief is available, and it’s never too late to get help.
If you’re experiencing pain due to an injury or medical issue, we can help. Contact Republic Spine and pain today to schedule an appointment at our convenient locations in Austin or Georgetown, Texas.