Low back pain
Degenerative disc disease
Vertebral compression fractures
SI joint pain
Headaches (tension, migraines, cluster)
Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid arthritis pain
Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS, RSD)
Diabetic neuropathic pain
Phantom limb pain syndrome
Opioid induced hyperalgesia
Opioid withdrawal management
Opioid induced mood disorders
Opioid drug seeking behaviors
Many pain conditions improve with injections and nerve blocks. They help decrease local inflammation to help decrease pain. There are also minimally invasive nerve ablation procedures that help relieve pain by destroying nerves in the spine, knee, hip, and other places.
The Spinal Cord Stimulator is an implantable device that sends electrical impulses to the areas of the spinal cord causing the pain and interferes with the transmission of pain signals to the brain. It blocks the brain's ability to sense pain in the stimulated areas, thus relieving pain without the side effects that medications can cause. The electrical impulses can be targeted to specific locations and, as pain changes or improves, stimulation can be adjusted as necessary.
Non-opioid pain medications can often complement your existing pain management treatment. There are several types of pain medications. Some of the medications listed are available over-the-counter (OTC). Others may be prescribed to you depending on the severity of the pain, its duration and your medical history. These non-opioid pain medications can be used to supplement your existing pain management regimen.
"Chronic Pain Anonymous (CPA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from the disabling effects of chronic pain and chronic illness. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the emotional and spiritual debilitation of chronic pain and chronic illness."