While the human body is very resilient and able to heal, many people experience chronic pain as a result of normal aging. As the body gets older, it begins to “wear down” and experiences changes that can lead to discomfort and, in some cases, extreme pain. The spine, in particular, can cause a great deal of pain as it ages and begins to degenerate. When the spine ages, the discs provide less shock absorption, may rupture, and may cause pain due to contact with various nerves. In some cases, various types of injury can cause the onset of chronic pain, as well. It is crucial to be evaluated by a trained physician so that diagnostic studies and treatment can be completed as soon as possible. Chronic pain, by definition, is any pain that spans over a great length of time and cannot be eliminated with conservative therapies. Chronic pain can be debilitating and often keeps patients from being able to complete their daily routines.
As pain specialists, we understand that your pain is unique to you and deserves individualized treatment. In nearly all cases, a specialized pain physician can help to improve quality of life, relationships with others, and achieve progress towards long-term goals. The Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists believe that chronic pain warrants intervention. Call our office today to schedule an appointment and get your life back!