An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is a major medical condition distinctly different and more complex than acute pain. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert one to possible injury, chronic pain is a state in which pain persists for many months or years, beyond the normal course required by healing of an injury. The economic and personal losses associated with chronic pain can be significant, including costly medical expenses, lost income and productivity; lost mobility, anxiety or depression.
The causes of chronic pain are not always clear. Past traumatic injuries, congenital conditions, cancers, arthritis, and others might point to an obvious culprit, but in many cases the source of chronic pain can be very complex. This makes it difficult to treat, and pain management usually does not involve one approach, but a multidisciplinary focus designed to help the patient reach his or her highest level of function and independence.
Our doctors are well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of acute, sub-acute and chronic muscle and nerve pain problems, as they are both board-certified in this unique specialty and utilize the most advanced treatment techniques. They will work with you one-on-one to determine the best treatment plan for your individual pain to relieve symptoms and allow you to enjoy your everyday activities to their maximum potential.
Treatments for chronic pain may focus on relieving symptoms or treating the underlying condition, and can vary depending on the cause and severity of each patient’s individual condition, as well as their overall health and medical history. The most successful pain management programs are those that are specifically tailored for each individual patient so that they can remain actively involved in their own recovery.
We provide many Pain Management options including:
- Lumbar epidural steroid injection
- Cervical epidural steroid injection
- Morphine pump placement
- Neuro stimulator placement
» Please read more about our pain management specialist Dr. Randhawa.
Brazoria County Surgery Center provides the perfect combination of leading-edge surgical techniques and superior patient care in Angleton, Lake Jackson, Clute, Freeport and Alvin, TX. Call us today at (979) 848-5900!