Southeastern Medical Center
Southeastern Medical Center

What is Chronic Pain?

Southeastern Med Pain Management helps patients who are experiencing chronic pain. What does chronic pain mean?

Chronic pain is an ongoing pain that lasts for six months or longer. Sometimes this pain can be traced to an injury, and other times there is no easily traceable cause. Unlike acute pain, which can be caused by a surgical procedure, a traumatic injury, or giving birth, chronic pain can be caused by conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer.

Chronic pain is not just an ailment that impacts the area where the pain resides. Someone who is struggling with chronic pain may tense their muscles, which can cause more pain. Chronic pain can cause depression, anger, loss of appetite, and a fear of getting out and moving around.

If you or someone you love is struggling with chronic pain, Southeastern Med Pain Management is here to help.

What is Pain Management?

Pain management has at times gotten a bad reputation because of the perception that it is simply about distributing pain medication. At Southeastern Med Pain Management, we rely on an array of treatment modalities including physical therapy, massage, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and more.

We can assist in treating the following conditions:

  • Neck and back pain (including work-related injuries)
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Persistent pain after back or neck surgery
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash injury
  • Arthritis pain in the neck or low back
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Nerve damage or muscle spasm pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain, including interstitial cystitis
  • Shingles pain
  • Muscle spasm pain

The first step when you are suffering from chronic pain is to see your physician. If you do not have a primary care provider at this time we have family medicine offices in both Cambridge and Caldwell. You also have the option of calling us directly. Self-referrals are welcome but the patient must have a PCP prior to completing their first appointment with the Pain providers.

We are conveniently located at 1210 Neal Drive in Cambridge.

You do not have to accept chronic pain as the norm. Ask for a referral or call us today and allow us to help you get back to your best health, close to home.

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