Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain serices offered in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, NJ

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more than 50 million Americans, making each day a struggle and often leading to disability. Michael Rizkalla, MD, Mahmud Ibrahim, MD, and the team at Revive Spine and Pain Center have helped many patients overcome chronic pain with treatments that dramatically improve their symptoms and restore their ability to stay active and enjoy life. Call the office in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the advanced treatments available at Revive Spine and Pain Center. 

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

All pain is classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain is the discomfort you feel during an illness or after an injury or surgery. This pain should improve as the underlying problem heals.

Chronic pain lasts at least three months and can go on for years. Sometimes acute pain persists after you heal, turning into chronic pain. You may also develop chronic pain if you have ongoing inflammation or a health condition.

What health conditions cause chronic pain?

Health conditions that often cause chronic pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Cancer pain

Multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular disorders may also cause chronic pain.

When should I seek help for chronic pain?

You should never put off seeking help for chronic pain. Once chronic pain sets in, it won’t improve without expert care from the Revive Spine and Pain Center team.

Additionally, long-lasting pain affects your central nervous system and changes how your nerves perceive pain. As a result, your overall pain increases. Early treatment may stop these changes from occurring.

What treatments relieve my chronic pain?

The Revive Spine and Pain Center team specializes in numerous treatments proven to ease chronic pain. After completing a physical exam and diagnostics to determine the cause of your pain, they recommend one or more treatments targeting the source of your pain, such as:

  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Mind-body awareness
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Restorative treatments
  • Interventional treatments
  • Minimally invasive procedures

Restorative treatments include injections containing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or cells from bone marrow aspirate. These treatments promote healing, reduce inflammation, and restore damaged tissues.

Interventional treatments reduce nerve inflammation or block the nerves carrying pain signals. Your pain improves when your brain doesn’t get the nerve messages. A few examples of interventional treatments include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, and spinal cord stimulation.

The Revive Spine and Pain Center team also has extensive experience performing minimally invasive procedures when needed to ease your pain. For example, they specialize in repairing spine problems like herniated discs, and they often perform a minimally invasive Tenex® procedure to treat damaged tendons.

Call Revive Spine and Pain Center today or request an appointment online to begin your personalized treatment for chronic pain.