Houston Physicians' Hospital’s Chronic Pain Management
Chronic pain is different than the pain felt from a cut or a pulled muscle. Chronic pain affects the body for weeks, months, or even years. Usually, the signals sent to your brain that cause you to feel pain stop once the cause of the pain is resolved. However, with chronic pain, these signals continue to fire for extended periods of time. This pain is severe enough to affect your everyday life and mental health. If you’ve been experiencing pain for over three months, you may be suffering from chronic pain. At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we understand that chronic pain can interfere with your life, so we utilize the most advanced treatment and highly skilled specialists to provide treatment to our patients. We create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your individual symptoms and needs.
Types of Chronic Pain
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
Some common symptoms of chronic pain include:
- Discomfort, soreness, stiffness, or tightness.
- Pain that can be described as shooting, burning, or aching.
- Pain that persists after an illness or injury has gone away.
At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, we understand that chronic pain can interrupt your life and daily routine. Advances in pain medicine have been able to help patients suffering from various conditions get back to a pain-free life. By treating chronic pain, you can get back to doing things you love and improve your overall well-being.
Approaches To Pain
Common approaches to pain medicine may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Don't Live With Pain
Our pain medicine doctors and specialists evaluate each patient individually and develop a personalized plan for pain treatment. Houston Physicians’ Hospital knows that every patient is different, so we evaluate which approach to pain medicine will work for the circumstance and type of pain. Pain shouldn’t control your life and keep you from friends, family, or the things you love.
Pain Treatment in Webster
Houston Physicians’ Hospital knows chronic pain medication can be an effective and important method to relieve chronic pain for many people, but we also know it isn’t the only tool available. We base our treatment on the patient’s pain, including its intensity, duration, aggravating and relieving conditions, and structures involved in causing the pain. We believe in proving the most effective pain management methods based on the patient as an individual.
How Do I Find Knee Pain Relief?
Patients know their knees best. You know what your body can and cannot do. So, figure out what makes you feel better. Home may be one of the safest places for your knees. At home, patients are in full control and can take advantage of useful pain relief ideas. If you want quick knee pain relief, realize what your symptoms are and base the quick fix on that type of pain.
Helpful pain relief for the knees can be:
- Icing the knees to lower swelling or ease burning pain
- Lying down with the knees elevated to reduce swelling
- Taking painkiller medications when knee pain feels the worst
- Rubbing or massaging the knees when feeling stiff or the knees lock up
- Slowly stretching the knees when there is tightness or numbness