Living with chronic pain impacts your entire life. Things that you used to enjoy and do easily now become huge tasks. There are so many reasons why living with chronic pain is life-altering. These include the physical pain that you experience, the exhaustion that you battle with because you can’t sleep and the emotional distance you feel from others who don’t seem to understand the extent of the pain you’re always going through. If this sounds like your situation, chronic pain treatments with our experts can help you reclaim your quality of life.
Living with chronic pain is even harder when there is no visible reason why you’re undergoing the pain. This is because when people look at you, they may say to themselves, “This person looks fine. I don’t see anything wrong with them. Why do they say that they are in so much pain?” Managing the chronic pain symptoms in individuals who have multiple problems is a challenge. The challenge comes from not only identifying the source of the pain, but at the same time also creating treatments that do not interact poorly with each other. This is why there are no one-size-fits-all chronic pain treatments.
Chronic pain treatments must be tailored for the individual. Pain is a very personal experience. The way that you feel pain is likely different than the way someone else feels pain. Two people could have the exact same condition and show the exact same symptoms yet feel pain in a drastically different way.
One important facet of chronic pain treatments is an understanding that all pain is real. Even if the doctor is not immediately able to identify a tangible reason for the pain, the fact that the patient is experiencing the pain is what makes it real. For this reason, we take every patient’s case seriously.
When it comes to treating pain, the goal is to limit it as much as possible. The primary goal should also be to help the individual suffering from pain get back to living a normal life and functioning normally. If they are using medication to minimize the pain, the hope is that after treatment they will either not need the medication at all or they will have a reduced use of medication. At the end of the day, the goal is to provide long-term pain relief. You do not want the chronic pain symptoms to recur.
In the vast majority of cases, chronic pain treatments can be administered on an outpatient basis. Common treatments we provide include steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma injections, radiofrequency ablation and more.
At Longevity Regenerative Institute, Dr. Robinson will work directly with you to develop the best treatment plan for your needs. If you are interested in exploring chronic pain treatments, contact our office in Oklahoma City to schedule your first appointment.