Many people with a spinal cord injury experience chronic pain, which can significantly reduce their quality of life. The pain management experts at Interventional Spine Medicine, Jan Slezak, MD, and Asteghik Hacobian, MD, offer comprehensive, individualized treatment plans for the management of spinal cord injury pain to improve health and overall well-being. To schedule an appointment, contact the office in Barrington, Gilford, Rye, Plaistow, or North Hampton, New Hampshire, by phone.
Pain affects many people with a spinal cord injury. The pain may occur in the areas of the body with normal sensations, as well as the areas of the body affected by the spinal cord injury.
Though it’s not always clear what causes spinal cord injury pain, it’s most often related to nerve damage or problems that affect the musculoskeletal system as a result of the spinal cord injury.
In most cases, spinal cord injury pain is chronic and may affect physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. But you don’t have to suffer with the pain. The experienced team at Interventional Spine Medicine offers innovative treatment options to alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life.
Your spinal cord injury pain may develop from many causes. The type of pain you have plays an essential role in determining the most effective treatment plan.
Types of spinal cord injury pain include:
Nerve damage from your spinal cord injury may cause neuropathic pain. Your damaged nerves alter communication between the nerve and your brain, which may lead to a misinterpretation of the signal that causes the pain sensations. With neuropathic pain, you may experience tingling, burning, or stabbing sensations.
Musculoskeletal pain refers to any pain you feel in your muscles, bones, or joints. Your pain may be due to an injury, overuse, or arthritis.
Pain in your abdominal area is referred to as visceral pain and may develop from an underlying health issue such as constipation, gallstones, or kidney stones. With visceral pain, you may also feel pain sensations in areas not related to the source of your pain, called referred pain.
The experienced team at Interventional Spine Medicine develops individualized treatment plans for spinal cord injury pain based on the pain type, severity of your symptoms, and overall health.
Treatment options may include:
The team at Interventional Spine Medicine works closely with you to develop a plan that helps you get the most relief from your discomfort.
For comprehensive management of your spinal cord injury pain, call Interventional Spine Medicine.