At The Pain Management Center, we know better than anyone that pain conditions can severely impact your quality of life. To help our patients find lasting relief and return to the activities they love, we specialize in treating a range of pain conditions. We are proud to serve the residents of Hamilton, Linwood, Turnersville and Voorhees, NJ.
What Types of Pain Conditions are There?
There are many types of pain conditions that can cause an individual to experience discomfort on a daily basis. However, the majority of pain conditions involve either the joints or the nerves. Pain conditions can develop due to injury, underlying medical conditions or even natural wear and tear on the body. At The Pain Management Center, we are proud to offer effective pain management treatments for all sorts of pain conditions. You can learn more about these treatments by visiting our page on pain treatment and therapies.
What Pain Conditions Does The Pain Management Center Treat?
At The Pain Management Center, we are equipped to treat the following conditions:
- Back Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Diabetes Pain
- Herniated Discs
- Muscle Injuries
- Myofacial Pain Syndrome
- Neck Pain
- Orofacial Pain (Mouth and Jaw)
- Osteoporosis (Bone Disease)
- Pinched Nerve
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Shingles Pain
- Spinal Arthritis
- Tailbone Pain
Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the joints, which often causes stiffness or pain. This condition typically worsens with age, and can affect nearly any joint in the body. Possible treatments include ultrasound-guided joint injections.
Back pain can have many causes, from injury to years of bad posture. The treatment for back pain will largely depend on the source of your pain and where in the back your pain is occurring. Possible treatment options include spinal cord stimulation, lumbar steroid injection, and various nerve block techniques.
Cancer pain can be caused by the disease itself or by cancer treatment. Primary pain is caused by the actual spreading of the disease, while spasticity and other effects can develop throughout treatment. The management of these pain conditions will depend on your cancer treatment and the location of your pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel is a fairly common condition that is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, usually a result of excessive writing or computer use. While this can resolve on its own, treatment may involve injections to help relieve pain.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS affects everybody differently, but it usually causes pain in the arms or legs. This is often a difficult condition to manage, but treatments such as a stellate ganglion block and spinal cord stimulation can help provide relief.
Degenerative Disc Disease
The bones of the spine are separated by discs that help to keep you flexible. With degenerative disc disease, these discs become weak, reducing your mobility and causing pain. Possible treatments include nerve block treatments.
Almost 10% of the population is affected by diabetes, a condition that can result in pain in several areas of the body. Diabetes most often affects the legs and feet. Treatment often involves prescription medications.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that commonly causes pain in the muscles, and may cause additional unwanted effects. Treatment typically involves the use of prescription medications.
Headaches can have many causes, some being as simple as dehydration, fatigue, or stress. But prolonged headaches can become debilitating, no matter their cause. For severe and frequent headaches, such as migraines, we may recommend Botox® injections or prescription medications.
When one of the discs between the bones of the spine slips out or becomes damaged, it is known as a herniated disc. This causes significant back pain. Possible treatment for herniated discs include epidural steroid injections.
Muscle injuries often heal on their own if given rest and enough time. However, severe pain or injury may necessitate treatment. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the injury and the muscle or muscles affected.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome typically develops after injury to a muscle or overuse. This condition can cause pain in varying areas of the body due to pressure placed on the muscles. Treatment will depend on the areas affected.
Neck pain can have many causes, such as sleeping incorrectly or having poor posture. They can also be caused by injury. In most cases, neck pain heals on its own, but severe cases may require treatment. Possible treatments include facet joint injections and radiofrequency ablation.
Neuropathy most often affects the hands and feet, causing weakness or numbness. This condition is an effect of nerve damage in the area. Possible treatments include peripheral nerve stimulation.
Orofacial Pain (Mouth and Jaw)
Pain in the mouth or jaw is often experienced as a result of injury. Most pain that affects these areas will heal over time, so treatment typically involves prescription medications to provide temporary relief.
Osteoporosis (Bone Disease)
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the weakening of the bones. This may not produce any symptoms until you experience bone damage. Prescription medications can often help relieve any pain, although more aggressive treatments may be considered depending on the location and severity of the pain.
A pinched nerve is a common injury that often heals itself within a few weeks. Still, some patients may choose to pursue treatment to minimize any discomfort. This treatment can include prescription medications or steroid injections.
Phantom Limb Pain
Pain felt in an area where a limb was amputated is known as phantom limb pain. This is often a short-term condition that occurs immediately following amputation. Pain usually fades over time, but can be relieved with treatment if necessary.
Skin conditions like shingles can cause pain in the skin, and may be intermittent. To successfully treat this pain, the skin should be carefully examined. Treatment often involves topical prescription medications.
Spinal arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is when arthritis affects the spine. When the discs and joints in the spine begin to break down, you may experience pain throughout the back and even in the arms and legs. Treatment will depend on the location of your pain, but may include epidural steroid injections or spine, back and neck surgery.
Tailbone pain is typically experienced after an injury, but even severe tailbone injuries cannot be directly treated. Tailbone pain will go away on its own, and patients are encouraged to avoid sitting on it and participating in activities that may further injure it. In some cases, prescription medications or nerve block injections can be used for treatment.
If you are experiencing pain from any of the conditions mentioned above, please contact us today to schedule your initial appointment at The Pain Management Center. We are proud to offer effective pain management services for these and other types of pain. We welcome patients from Voorhees, Linwood, Hamilton, and the neighboring areas of New Jersey.