Chronic pain has numerous root causes; serious injury, advancing age, muscular disorders, and conditions such as migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, endometriosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, etc. Whatever the cause, it prevents many people from living the life they want. If you are suffering from chronic pain and would like to resume a more active lifestyle and get back to what you love, St. Louis Pain Management Consultants can help.
St. Louis Pain Management Consultants
St. Louis Pain Management Consultants specializes in interventional pain management. Our holistic approach to pain management combines clinical, procedural, and minimally invasive surgical solutions to meet our patients’ needs. We want to help our patients restore their quality of life. To achieve this, we start with a comprehensive physical exam and create an individualized treatment plan specific to the needs of each patient to achieve long-term pain relief.
What To Expect at Our Pain Management Clinic
Many health conditions cause chronic pain. Accurately diagnosing the source of your pain is the first step to restoring your quality of life. One of our experienced physicians will discuss your pain symptoms with you. We will also evaluate your medical history.
Diagnosing Your Condition
Understanding your pain and your medical history helps us narrow down the cause of your pain. The next step is to use this information to select the diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the cause of your chronic pain. Here are a few diagnostic tests you can expect as we eliminate potential causes for your pain:
A comprehensive physical examination is an effective tool to determine a patient’s diagnosis. There are many simple tests that can be performed during the exam that will help determine the source of a patient’s pain. For example, difficultly raising your leg straight outward can be an indication of Spondylolisthesis.
X-rays, MRIs, and CT Scans
Pain can be caused by damage or degeneration of the bones or the tissues that connect them. X-ray imaging and other technologies are non-invasive ways to look at problem areas. Annular tears, foraminal stenosis, and herniated discs are just a few conditions that can be diagnosed with these imaging techniques.
Problems in the muscles or nerves of the patient sometimes cause chronic pain. Electromyography (EMG) is a way to test for issues like these. Testing the speed and strength of the electrical signals that pass through your body can help identify the cause of your chronic pain. This technique can help diagnose problems like herniated discs and neuropathy.
Building Your Treatment Plan
Pinpointing the cause of your pain allows us to begin creating an individualized treatment plan. The physicians at Saint Louis Pain Consultants have a variety of effective treatment options available to provide relief from chronic pain and help our patients return to a more active and enjoyable lifestyle.
Get Help for Your Pain
Our pain management specialists use modern technology to diagnose your pain source accurately. We target treatments specifically for your condition to relieve your pain. Contact us to see how we can help you return to an active, pain-free lifestyle.
If you are living with chronic pain, seek help from St. Louis Pain Consultants.
We want to help remind you what life without pain feels like.
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