Pain is the body’s natural response to an injury or illness. Injury is a reaction that acts as a warning sign that something is wrong. However, pain usually subsides when your body heals. For many people, the pain doesn’t subside. If pain lasts for 3 to 6 months or more, it is known as a condition called chronic pain syndrome. At Austin Neurosurgeons, it is our goal to help each one of our patients feel and perform at their best. We offer treatments and support for those suffering from chronic pain syndrome to achieve relief and improved well-being.
What is Chronic Pain Syndrome?
When you are in pain day in and day out, day after day, it can have an overwhelming toll on your physical and emotional health. Chronic pain syndrome is recognized as a condition when pain lasts beyond six months, and when patients experience symptoms beyond just pain alone. Symptoms can include depression and anxiety which affect daily life. Although it is not certain what causes CPS, it often begins with an injury or painful condition including:
- Back pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Muscle strains
- Muscle sprains
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Nerve damage
- Lyme disease
- And more
Other Possible Causes
It is believed that the cause of CPS derives from the systems of nerves and glands that help the body cope with stress.
Other experts believe that CPS may be a response that is learned. Such as, when you’re in pain, you may being repeating certain behaviors even after the pain is less or gone,
Chronic pain syndrome can affect people of all ages, male or female. However, it is most common in women. People who are suffering from major depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to develop CPS.
Chronic pain syndrome impacts physical health, emotions, and even social life. The pain can eventually lead to additional symptoms including:
- Trouble sleeping
- Drug or substance abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
At Austin Neurosurgeons, we offer personalized treatments and therapy tailored to your specific source of pain and symptoms. We take a functional approach to treating CPS including physical therapy, spinal cord stimulation, nerve blocks, medication, and more. In the hands of our caring specialists, we will work with you one-on-one to help alleviate your pain and achieve improved health and well-being.
If you are experiencing ongoing pain that is taking a toll on your daily life, the professionals here specialists here at Austin Neurosurgeons conveniently located in Austin, TX can help. Reach out to us today to learn more about our personalized therapies and treatments for chronic pain syndrome. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards relief and wellness.