Chronic Pain Specialist

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Interventional Pain Center

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Charlotte, NC

At least 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain, a condition that can limit your life and work activities. At Interventional Pain Center, the experienced team specializes in managing even the most complex chronic pain conditions. As a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates, you can expect the most advanced noninvasive and minimally invasive pain management treatments available at their convenient location in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you’re suffering from chronic pain, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

When you have persistent pain that lasts longer than six months, it’s considered chronic. This type of pain is often the result of wear-and-tear in your body due to aging, a long-term medical condition, or an injury.

There are different types of chronic pain. Sometimes it’s in the form of a headache or in your joints because of arthritis. It’s also common for some back and neck pain to become chronic.

Other causes of chronic pain include:

  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Radicular pain
  • Shingles
  • Arthritis
  • Angina
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia

Without treatment, chronic pain can trigger additional issues, including fatigue, insomnia or poor sleep, and a loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed. Chronic pain can also affect your mood, leading to depression, irritability, and anxiety.

What is pain management?

At Interventional Pain Center, the skilled team of providers has advanced training focused on pain management. This medical field focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and managing chronic pain.

Under their care, you can expect the team to help with:

  • Identifying the source of your pain
  • Outlining the best course of noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment
  • Managing your long-term pain medications safely
  • Helping you avoid surgery whenever possible
  • Controlling your pain, even if it hasn’t responded to traditional treatments
  • Supporting your rehabilitation after surgery

Because of their specialized training, the team at Interventional Pain Center can treat a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including those originating in your spine.

How are chronic pain conditions diagnosed?

As pain management specialists, your provider leverages their specialized training and experience with chronic pain conditions to identify the source of your discomfort.

During your appointment, they perform a full physical exam, musculoskeletal evaluation, and discuss your symptoms. They also review your past tests, like MRIs and X-rays, and recommend additional screenings if necessary.

How is chronic pain managed?

As a division of Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Interventional Pain Center offers the highest-quality care and most innovative pain management therapies available.

Depending on your condition, the team might suggest a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Coolief® Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Physical therapy

The experienced team also offers ketamine treatment to manage your pain while also resetting your nervous system.

For more information on chronic pain, call Interventional Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.