Your state of mind is directly influenced by the state of your body, which is why any kind of pain can cause a huge disruption to your life. Pain can have many origins, but a common source for many people as they age is their back. Spinal pain can be especially debilitating as you try to go about your daily tasks. A feat as simple as bending over to pick up something that fell can cause a pang of anxiety and anticipated discomfort. Pain can also have hidden origins in your nerves or multiple locations at once. 

Rather than struggle, seek the guidance of pain management experts like the team of providers at Interventional Spine and Pain (ISP), the spine and pain management practice at Henry Community Health. Read on to learn more about chronic pain and how ISP approaches chronic pain services. 

What is chronic pain?

There are two basic kinds of pain: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain likely comes to mind when you think of the word “pain.” It happens as the result of an injury, something as simple as a cut or as intense as a broken bone. But the important differentiation is that acute pain goes away once the source of pain is healed. Chronic pain is the exact opposite. It’s pain that often has no obvious source or has a persistent source that can’t be healed, such as arthritis. Chronic pain lasts for months or years, and it often has repercussions beyond pain alone. Those who suffer from chronic pain can experience depression, insomnia, and anxiety. 

What are the chronic pain services at HCH? 

When you come to Interventional Spine and Pain for chronic pain services, our providers will first take the time to get to know you and understand the source of your pain, whether in your spine or elsewhere in your body. 

Some of the conditions we treat include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord pain
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

We also assist with post-surgical pain. The goal of any surgery is to avoid additional pain and complications, but post-surgical pain can result from unintentional damage to nerves or persistent inflammation. 

After diagnosis, our providers will craft a personalized treatment plan for you. Some of our treatment options include:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Botox for migraines and spasticity
  • Orthotics
  • Adaptive and assistive devices

Why should I choose HCH for my pain management services?

We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management, which means we don’t stop at one treatment option. Instead, we offer a spectrum of therapies and minimally invasive procedures that seek to avoid an overreliance on prescription medications and invasive procedures. A multidisciplinary approach also means your treatment plan can evolve as your needs evolve. We treat you as an individual so you can receive the best care possible.

Incredible patient outcomes come from a balance of cutting-edge treatment options and providers with extensive knowledge in their specialties. Luckily, you’ll find some of the best chronic pain management doctors near you at HCH. Our providers are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and/or pain management. They take the time to research and discover the latest innovations in spine and pain management and bring them to their patients. At ISP, that includes Botox for spasticity and migraines, Vertiflex Superion for lumbar spinal stenosis, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation for complex regional pain syndrome. 

How do I get started with Interventional Spine and Pain at HCH?

Begin your journey to conquering spinal pain and chronic pain by getting a referral from your primary care provider. Visit our referral page for instructions where you can also download our step-by-step infographic on what to do. 

ISP also has two convenient locations:
New Castle at Forest Ridge Medical Pavilion

Still have some questions? Get to know us better at our upcoming pain clinic on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Register here. You can also call to register at 765-545-7888. Can’t make the event or missed it? You can always call our offices: 765-599-3400.