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Chronic Pain

Pain Management located in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Frisco, Mesquite and DeSoto, TX

Chronic pain is common, with 11% to 40% of people in the United States reporting experiencing pain daily. At OmniSpine Pain Management in Frisco and Mesquite, Texas, board-certified interventional spine and pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician Andrew Morchower, MD, MPH, takes a personalized approach to chronic pain. Dr. Morchower uses innovative treatments to eliminate discomfort. Call the OmniSpine Pain Management office nearest you today or schedule your chronic pain appointment online.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain that lasts six or more months. This pain affects your physical and emotional well-being and can keep you from your daily routine.

 

Chronic pain is common, affecting millions of people in the United States every year. Though use of prescription pain medication has decreased in recent years, opioid misuse is still a major concern.

 

At OmniSpine Pain Management, Dr. Morchower understands the effect chronic pain has on your well-being and uses innovative treatments to relieve pain and reduce your need for prescription drugs.

What are the common causes of chronic pain?

You can develop chronic pain from a number of causes. Your pain can result from an acute injury that continues to cause discomfort long after it heals. You might also develop chronic pain from a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease (DDD).

 

Other chronic pain conditions include:

 

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain

 

Your pain condition can cause unrelenting discomfort or it can come and go.

What happens during a chronic pain evaluation?

When you visit OmniSpine Pain Management for a chronic pain evaluation, Dr. Morchower seeks the source of your pain so that he can devise an effective treatment.

 

He reviews your symptoms, medical history, and current pain treatment. He then completes a thorough physical exam. He might also order diagnostic imaging (X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI) to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

 

Dr. Morchower uses the newest diagnostic tools available to find your pain generator.

How is chronic pain treated?

Dr. Morchower personalizes the treatment of chronic pain based on your diagnosis, how severe your symptoms are, and your medical history. His goal is to provide the most effective pain treatment using the least invasive methods.

 

Chronic pain treatment at OmniSpine Pain Management can include:

 

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Epidural steroid injections (ESI)
  • Facet joint injection
  • Viscosupplementation joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Botox®
  • Steroid joint injections
  • Toradol injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Pain medication
  • Trigger point injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

 

Dr. Morchower also performs procedures, like lysis of adhesions in the spine to remove scar tissue, and the mild® (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) procedure for lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).

 

Your pain condition is unique to you and requires personalized pain care. Call the nearest OmniSpine Pain Management office today, or schedule your chronic pain consultation online.

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