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Chronic Pain

Health Solutions -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Health Solutions

Board Certified Family Medicine & Board Certified Pain Medicine Physicians located in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Olympia Fields, IL, & Munster, IN

Around 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, which harms your overall health and quality of life. The team of board-certified family medicine and pain management specialists at Health Solutions in Tinley Park, Rockford, and Flossmoor, Illinois, and Munster, Indiana, diagnose and treat chronic pain with customized therapies to reduce your pain and restore your overall health and wellness. Call Health Solutions, or schedule a consultation online today, to learn about your treatment options.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain lasts for more than six months. It often outlasts the injury or issue that caused it in the first place. Some of the common types of chronic pain include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache and migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Failed back surgery

Chronic pain varies among patients. Your pain and other symptoms can also change from day-to-day. It’s often disruptive to your overall health and quality of life. It can contribute to other health problems, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

When should I talk to a doctor about chronic pain?

You should make an appointment at Health Solutions if you have pain that lasts for more than a few days. Often, the earlier you get a diagnosis and start treatment, the better for your overall health. The team at Health Solutions takes your pain seriously and works with you to reduce your symptoms and restore your quality of life. 

How is the cause of chronic pain diagnosed?

The team at Health Solutions provides comprehensive consultations and exams to diagnose the cause of your pain and assess its impact on your life. Your doctor talks to you about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. During the physical exam, they look for signs of inflammation and swelling. Your doctor might also order additional diagnostic testing, including X-rays, MRIs, and nerve conduction studies. 

How is chronic pain treated?

Health Solutions offers holistic pain management programs to reduce your pain, address the underlying condition, and enhance your overall health. The team often combines therapies to optimize your relief. 

Depending on your needs, your treatment program could include medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxers, or corticosteroids. The team offers a variety of spine, joint, and muscle injections to deliver medication directly to the source of your pain. 

Your doctor might also recommend osteopathic manipulation and alternative pain management techniques. They also usually recommend lifestyle modifications. For example, you might benefit from dietary adjustments, regular exercise, or weight loss.

If you live with chronic pain, call Health Solutions, or make an appointment online today for expert, personalized care.