Chronic pain describes persistent pain lasting longer than six months. This type of pain often results from an injury, the natural wear-and-tear of aging, or a long-term medical condition.
You can experience chronic pain as headaches, joint pain due to arthritis, and overuse injuries like carpal tunnel. Some forms of back and neck pain can also become chronic.
When left untreated, chronic pain can lead to a variety of adverse symptoms, such as:
Chronic pain can also negatively affect your quality of life.
Dr. Singla has specialized training in pain management. Pain management focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating painful health conditions.
Pain management can support your care in a variety of ways, including:
To provide the best treatment for your chronic pain, Dr. Singla provides on-site care for the full range of chronic pain issues and spinal conditions.
Dr. Singla uses her experience with chronic pain conditions to reach an accurate diagnosis. She performs a full medical, musculoskeletal evaluation, or a surgical examination.
Additional tests might include X-rays, MRIs, neuropsychological exams, or electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies.
At Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Singla offers the most innovative therapies available. Based on your condition, she might recommend a variety of treatments, such as:
Dr. Singla also works with you to manage the psychological distress that’s often associated with chronic pain.
To find out how Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine can relieve your chronic pain, call or book an appointment online.