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Chronic Pain Syndromes

As the term says, chronic pain is pain experienced in the body which is high in intensity and severity. The condition can last months and even years. In some people, chronic pain conditions are experienced in the whole body.
Chronic pain conditions

Chronic pain conditions or syndrome can lead to depression and anxiety if left untreated for a long time. It hinders your daily activities and can lead to stress. We all have known body aches and pains that were temporary and that went away in a few days. However, for some people, body pains can continue for a long time. It is called chronic pain if your body aches for 3-6 months.
Experiencing continuous pain in your body that hampers your daily tasks can affect your emotional and physical health. Around 25% of people suffering from chronic pain will experience chronic pain syndrome (CPS) if the condition is left untreated. CPS may also be accompanied by depression and anxiety. And although CPS can be hard to cure, with the proper measures and treatments the symptoms can be relieved.


Symptoms of Chronic Pain Conditions/Syndrome

CPS affects your physical health, social life, and emotions. Chronic pain can also lead to other symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Poor sleep
  • Irritability
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Feeling extremely tired and wiped out
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Loss of interest in sexual activity
  • Job loss
  • Marriage and family problems
  • Suicidal thoughts

Causes of Chronic Pain Syndrome

Numerous factors can lead to the development of Chronic Pain Syndrome. The condition usually starts with a painful condition or an injury like:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Headaches
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Cancer
  • Broken bones
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endometriosis 
  • Surgery
  • Acid reflux or ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Overall, the root cause of CPS is a combination of both physical and emotional factors. Experts believe that people who develop CPS have alterations in their nervous and endocrine systems that predispose them to experience pain differently than others.

Others claim that CPS is a learned response. When the patient feels pain, they start to repeat specific behaviors even after the pain has subsided. CPS can affect people of all ages and genders; however, it is most common in women. Additionally, people who are also suffering from depression and anxiety are more likely to develop CPS.


Prevention and Treatments

Chronic pain should be treated promptly and effectively to reduce alleviate suffering and decrease the risk of further complications. To treat chronic pain conditions, the professionals at Monarch Pain Management we work to identify the underlying cause of the patient’s pain.
Once the cause is identified, our team of experts will help alleviate the symptoms of CPS by employing treatments including:

  • Appropriate medication management
  • Prescribing physical as well as cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Targeted Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve stimulation and ablations
  • Infusion therapy including Ketamine


Looking for lasting pain relief? 

Being diagnosed with any chronic pain disorder is life-changing. Seeking our professional help to get over these health issues is the best first step. We’ll work with you and your other healthcare providers to ensure a proper diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan that is right for you.

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