Pain Conditions

Annular Disc Tear

What is the Annular Disc Tear? An intervertebral disk is a small jelly-like circle, with…

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Arthritis

The general term of arthritis is used frequently to describe over one hundred types of…

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Bursitis

What is Bursitis? Bursae – are small saclike parts of your musculoskeletal system. They look…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A common condition people experience is carpal tunnel syndrome. It is called a syndrome because…

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Defining the syndrome Pain in the arm or leg without apparent causes is called several…

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Aging can lead to the development of a variety of medical conditions, and degenerative disc…

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Discogenic Back Pain

Discogenic back pain is a condition in which the discs in the spine deteriorate, producing…

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Facet syndrome

What is Facet syndrome? Facet syndrome is a condition characterized by disorder of facet joints….

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Fibromyalgia

What is the Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by chronic, widespread pain and tenderness…

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Herniated Disk

What is Herniated Disk? A herniated disc is a condition that affects the back. It…

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Hip Joint Arthritis

Arthritis can occur and cause inflammation in the joints of the body. Movement can become…

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Joint Arthritis

What is Joint Arthritis? Joint Arthritis describes a group of conditions that cause inflammation of…

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Knee Arthritis

What is the Knee Arthritis? Arthritis is the inflammation of joints. Typically, this inflammation causes…

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Metabolic Bone Conditions (MBD)

Metabolic Bone Conditions (MBD) is a general term that includes a host of diseases and…

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Migraine Headaches

When asked what is a migraine headache, those who have never experienced one may be…

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)

What is the Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Myofascial pain is a chronic condition characterized by pain…

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Occipital Neuralgia

Neuralgia is a pain due to a damaged or irritated nerve. Occipital Neuralgia occurs when…

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Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? “Arthritis” is a condition where the joints are inflamed. Osteoarthritis is one…

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Osteoporosis

Anyone can develop the disease called osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation statistics indicate it is…

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Pinched Spinal Nerve

When there is an occurrence, which causes pain in the neck, shoulders, arm or upper…

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Plantar fasciitis

What is Plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is aseptic (non-infectious) inflammation of plantar fascia. If you…

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Postlaminectomy syndrome

What is the Postlaminectomy syndrome? Patients often undergo different types of surgery on their spine…

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Rotator Cuff Injury

The construction of the shoulder joint includes a delicate and complex balance of muscles and…

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

What is the Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction? The sacroiliac joint (or SI Joint) covers the sacrum…

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Sciatica

Sciatica definition Sciatica is a term that describes pain, numbness or weakness that radiates along…

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Spinal Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis of the Spine? As people age, the cartilage in the spine wears…

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Spinal Stenosis

What is the Spinal Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis is a group of conditions which characterized by…

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN or TGN), sometimes called Tic Douloureux, is chronic and debilitating facial pain…

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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.