Chronic pain refers to pain that lasts more than a few months, despite treatment and natural coping efforts. The pain can be caused by injury, infection, or an ongoing ailment—although some people suffer from chronic pain without any past injury or evidence of trauma or disease. Physical symptoms may include muscle pain, limited mobility, lack of energy, and changes in appetite. The emotional side effects tend to include depression, anger, anxiety or a fear of further injury. The sooner a person experiencing chronic pain seeks treatment, the greater the chance for achieving optimal pain relief.
Your Pain is as Individual as You Are
Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, constant or intermittent, inconvenient or incapacitating. It is a complex disease that affects not only the nerves that register it, but the whole person. At PMIR Medical Center, we understand that effective treatment often includes addressing the psychological as well as the physical aspects of chronic pain. Our integrative team approach to pain management addresses all of your recovery needs—from improved physical functionality to enhanced emotional well-being.