Chronic Pain Treatment
Chronic Pain Treatment in Colorado Springs
Chronic pain conditions can affect many parts of your body and last months to years. At Colorado Recovery Solutions in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Ashley Johnson, and the team provide comprehensive care and innovative treatment options to patients suffering from chronic pain. Call Dr. Ashley Johnson’s office or book a consultation online to receive the treatment you need to start living a pain-free life.
What is chronic pain?
There are two types of pain: acute pain, which typically lasts less than a few weeks, and chronic pain, which is pain that persists longer than three months. Though chronic pain affects individuals differently, most patients describe their pain as aching, burning, stinging, or throbbing.
Chronic pain can limit mobility and interfere with daily tasks and activities, causing anxiety and depression. Understanding the effects that chronic pain conditions have on their patients, the team at Colorado Recovery Solutions provides treatment options to improve your quality of life.
What types of chronic pain conditions exist?
Common types of chronic pain include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Cancer pain
- Neurogenic pain (caused by nerve damage)
Chronic pain also refers to psychogenic pain, which is linked to psychological factors affecting the brain, rather than diseases, injuries, or nerve damage traditionally associated with pain.
What causes chronic pain conditions?
Typically, chronic pain occurs after you experience nerve damage from an injury or an ongoing pain condition, like arthritis. However, in some instances, chronic pain occurs from underlying health conditions, such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Other types of chronic pain, such as back pain, can be caused by several factors, including being overweight, poor posture, and degenerative changes in your spine due to aging.
How do you treat chronic pain conditions?
Commonly, chronic pain is treated with NSAIDs, steroid injections, and opioid medications. For many people, these treatments are not fully effective, cause side effects, and can put individuals at risk for addiction to opioids.
At Colorado Recovery Solutions, Dr. Ashley Johnson and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic pain conditions. They discuss your medical history and symptoms with you to identify the source of your pain and create a non-opioid and neuro-regenerative treatment plan that’s right for you.
In creating your treatment plan, Dr. Ashley Johnson considers your type of pain, the cause of your pain, and your overall health. Providing anesthetic medication to patients, Dr. Ashley Johnson may suggest that you receive ketamine therapy to relieve your symptoms.
The team at Colorado Recovery Solutions, if needed, can provide consultation to optimize your oral medication regimen to better treat your pain conditions long term.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, call our office in Colorado Springs today at 719-622-6522.