It may last for several months or it can remain for the rest of the patient’s life. It is important to remember that chronic pain has as much to do with a patient’s perception of the pain as it does with the actual physical aspect of the pain.
Understanding chronic pain
To understand chronic pain, patients with long-term back, neck, shoulder, leg, arm, hip, knee, elbow or foot pain, headaches and migraines, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other sorts of sport and overuse injuries, fibromyalgia, sciatica, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), multiple sclerosis, post-herpetic neuralgia, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD/Complex Reginal Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Causalgia) and trigeminal neuralgia are often faced with chronic pain challenges.
Our office has many different ways to help patients deal with their pain and we recognize that there are many challenges to overcoming chronic pain issues.
Chronic pain is often accompanied by feelings of guilt, frustration, anger, depression, and anxiety; making use of a multidisciplinary program tailored to the patient’s unique combination of symptoms can ensure that these feelings are managed as best as possible.
With the help of our interdisciplinary team, the Wilderman Medical Clinic can help patients diagnose and treat an array of acute and chronic conditions that negatively affect their lives.
We strive to assist our patients in discovering new ways to manage and treat their pain challenges with varying strategies that are tailored to each person. We recognize that each patient has different challenges and opportunities at their disposal and we want to work with our patients to come up with the best possible solution for them.