Pain can be physically and psychologically debilitating, especially when managed inadequately and it develops into chronic pain. The medical professionals at Integrative Pain believe in treating pain as a team, addressing all your pain triggers with a combination of conventional and alternative therapies. Whether you suffer from acute pain due to a recent injury or chronic pain from sciatica, fibromyalgia, or diabetic neuropathy, the Integrative Pain Institute can help men and women in the Dallas, Plano, or McKinney, Texas, areas find long-term relief. Call today or use the convenient online form to schedule a consultation.
Pain is the body’s way of drawing your attention to an injury or a harmful condition.
Pain from an acute injury is a signal to remove yourself from danger and seek care. This kind of pain usually resolves in minutes to days, sometimes even without medical intervention.
Chronic pain is pain that does not resolve within three months. It can co-occur with diseases or other health conditions:
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
• Failed spine surgery (Post laminectomy syndrome)
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
Some chronic pain doesn’t have an easily identifiable cause. Such examples include phantom-limb pain and the diffuse pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Pain is subjective and may not have overt external manifestations. It usually has a variety of causes that may not be apparent during a physical examination. Thus, you may feel frustrated when medical professionals don’t take your pain seriously enough to search for solutions.
Pain can cause physical symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and weakness. It can limit your mobility and diminish your overall quality of life. The stress of coping with chronic pain may lead to anxiety and depression.
Pain is, therefore, a multifaceted condition that requires attention to each of its triggers and underlying injuries or diseases.
Conventional pain management uses a symptom-based approach that emphasizes medications only. Opioids are effective but highly addictive and they do not esolve the cause of your pain.
A comprehensive approach to managing acute and chronic pain includes a combination of medications, rehabiliation, injections, and weight loss to manage all of the aspects of your pain — physical, psychological, and social — and increase overall well-being. You can expect the staff to interact with you as a unique individual and an active participant in the healing process, rather than a mere recipient of services.
The team of pain specialists at the Integrative Pain Institute include pain-management doctors, sports medicine doctors, urgent care doctors, migraine doctors, arthritis doctors, who strive for long-term pain relief. To have your pain evaluated and treated, call Integrative Pain today or use the convenient online form.
We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.