Chronic Pain Specialist

North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine

Orthopaedic Surgery located in Plano, TX & Dallas, TX

Chronic pain can take many forms today, but all types have one thing in common: Pain makes it hard to enjoy a normal life. At North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine, with locations in Plano, Fort Worth, Duncanville, Allen, and the Dallas communities of South Hampton, the skilled pain management team is here to help you uncover both the reasons and the solutions for your chronic pain. Call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online to schedule your consultation.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is a pain that lingers well beyond its expected duration. Although exact time requirements for labeling pain as "chronic" can vary, The National Institutes of Health says that pain that goes on for longer than 12 weeks is often considered chronic.

What causes chronic pain?

Many different things can cause chronic pain. Often, it starts with an injury from an on-the-job accident, a car accident, or a sports accident. In other cases, chronic pain begins more gradually, slowly becoming unbearable after years of more moderate pain.

Health problems like arthritis and diabetes can cause chronic pain, as well. In some cases, there's no known cause for chronic pain.

When should I seek help for chronic pain?

There are a few key questions to ask yourself when considering this:

  • Is the pain staying the same or getting worse instead of better?
  • Does the pain prevent you from doing things you want or need to do?
  • Do you feel that your life quality is generally poor or lacking?

If you can say "yes" to any or all of these questions, it's time to reach out for support. You don't have to live with chronic pain because the North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine team is here for you.

How is chronic pain treated?

Chronic pain treatment at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine is just as unique as you are. Your doctor gets to know your situation and then creates a personalized plan for your pain relief. Some of the treatment options may include:

  • Oral medication for inflammation and pain
  • Steroid injections to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged soft tissue
  • Surgery to repair unhealed fractures
  • Physical therapy

The North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine team works with you as a team to help you return to your desired level of function. Whether your goal is to simply walk to the mailbox without pain or you want to get back on the basketball court every day, there's a chronic pain management solution to help you feel and function at your very best again.

The physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine understand chronic pain, and they truly listen when you express your needs and goals. For chronic pain care, call the office today or book an appointment online.