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Chronic Pain

Aarti  A Singla, MD, MBA -  - Board Certified Independent Medical Examiner

Aarti A Singla, MD, MBA

Spine and Pain Management Specialist located in the Greater Cincinnati Area, West Chester and Anderson, OH

You don’t have to suffer from chronic pain. Aarti Singla, MD, MBA, at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine specializes in pain management and can help you relieve your pain. With two locations in West Chester and Cincinnati, Ohio, it’s easy to find chronic pain management care near you. For diagnosis and treatment of your chronic condition, call or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

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:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep or insomnia
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Mood changes like anxiety, depression, and irritability

Chronic pain can also negatively affect your quality of life.

How is chronic pain managed?

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:

  • Locating your pain sources and identifying the best course of treatment
  • Managing your long-term medications safely
  • Helping you avoid surgical procedures by introducing cutting-edge therapies
  • Effectively controlling pain conditions that haven’t responded to traditional treatments
  • Assisting your rehabilitation after surgery

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.

How are chronic pain conditions diagnosed?

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.

How is chronic pain managed?

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:

  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Trigger point injections
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Percutaneous spinal disc decompression
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral nerve blocks
  • Pulsed and standard radiofrequency nerve ablation

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.