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Pain Causes & Conditions
Pain conditions according to the parts of the body
One of our goals at Spine & Pain Clinics of North America is patient education. In the Pain Conditions section you can find articles about various pain conditions that include important information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available. Learning about your health care condition is a good place to start in order to live well in spite of a chronic pain problem.
Facts about pain
If you are suffering from a chronic pain issue, you are not alone. At least one in 10 adults or 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from some chronic pain condition on a daily basis. Chronic pain can be caused by many reasons, but the most common are conditions affiliated with back injuries, headache, joint pain, arthritis, and cancer. Chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia or neuropathy can be also a reason.
Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for at least three months. It is associated with a wide range of injuries and illnesses but can be a disease itself. It prevents a person from working and enjoying any daily activities. People who suffer from severe chronic pain often feel depressed, isolated, angry, and guilty. The level of pain that is felt also depends on a number of reasons such as: previous bad experiences with pain, chronic sleep disorder, anxiety, etc.
Most common pain conditions
The most common pain conditions reported by National Institute Health Statistics are:
- low back pain (27%)
- severe headache and migraine pain (15 %)
- neck pain (15%)
- facial pain (3%)
Diagnosis and treatment
When you visit your doctor for the first time try to describe your pain in as many little details as possible even though it may be hard to do so. Doctors often use pain scale tests that help rate the pain level and order imaging tests to find out more about the causes of chronic pain.
There are many treatment options available that range from traditional medications to interventional therapies.
Call Spine and Pain Clinics of North America at 703-520-1031 today for a consultation or treatment with a pain management specialist and learn how you can return to enjoying your life in full.