Types of Pain
Neuropathic pain is the pain that arises from the nervous system. Peripheral neuropathic pain may follow transient or sustained pressure upon a peripheral nerve or root (e.g carpal tunnel, sciatica, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb pain) or reflect metabolic or infectious damage to a nerve such as is seen in diabetic neuropathy, or herpes zoster (shingles).
Neuropathic pain may have a central origin, such as a stroke, multiple sclerosis, trauma or tumor.
We will work with your primary care physician, neurologist, neurosurgeon or endocrinologist as needed to implement the most appropriate, integrated treatment plan. The first step is to schedule your initial consultation.
Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and bones. The causes vary from daily wear and tear and postural strain to repetitive overuse, traumatic impacts, age related degeneration (e.g. osteoarthritis), infections (e.g. osteomyelitis), metabolic (e.g. gout, osteoporosis) and autoimmune (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis) diseases.
If needed, CCC will work with your treating physician; such as an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, neurosurgeon, etc. to come up with the best treatment approach. Schedule your initial consultation to proceed
This is the pain from the internal organs (e.g. heart pain, stomach pain, ovarian pain). It is commonly treated by primary care physicians and specialty doctors when the cause of pain is identifiable. However, even after sophisticated diagnostic and treatment procedures the pain may persist and cause significant suffering and disability. Some of the typical visceral pain conditions requiring referral to a pain specialist are: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, premenstrual pain syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, migraines.
Cancer pain may be of any one of the three origins above or any combination of thereof, caused by a malignant tumor or tumors.
We believe that home pain management offers many advantages for cancer patients, primarily in satisfaction of patients and their relatives from being together and in habitual surroundings. It also allows for significant cost savings.
Cancer pain is very treatable, but success requires an integrative approach, including an understanding of the type of patient, the psychosocial issues involved, the pathophysiology of the pain, the pharmacology of the pain-relieving medications and the appropriateness of complementary treatment.
CCC will work with the patient’s primary care physician and family to outline and implement a pain management approach that works best. Call for a consultation
Although frequently defined as physical pain that is possibly of psychological origin, we consider Psychalgia as psychological or emotional pain or distress. Psychalgia does not necessarily arise from mental illness but they often coexist. If mental illness is present, our doctors will treat it along with the pain, using an integrative approach in treatment. The first step to obtaining treatment is diagnosis – schedule your initial consultation now.