Chronic Pain Management in Rock Hill, SC
When Chronic Pain Affects Your Day to Day Activities. First Care Medical Clinic Offers a Pain Management Solution. We are Located at 1462 Constitution Blvd. Rock Hill, SC 29732-2075. Call (803) 219-2605 For More Information.
Chronic pain plagues both men and women, especially as they age. Arthritis is actually one of the most common causes of chronic pain. An estimated 54 million adults have this particular condition. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only cause of frequent pain in individuals, so the actual number of people with pain throughout the country is much higher. First Care Medical Clinic, serving Rock Hill, SC and the surrounding region, understands just how much pain can interfere with a person’s daily life, so we offer treatments to help.
Chronic Pain Statistics
Pain is more common in the United States than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes put together. In fact, approximately 126 million adults throughout the U.S. experience pain over the course of a three-month time span. This is equivalent to 55 percent of the adult population.
Lower back pain is the most common pain. About 80 percent of adults develop back pain during some time in their lives.
Types of Pain We Treat
We treat chronic pain anywhere throughout your musculoskeletal system. This includes pain in your back, neck, shoulders, hips, legs, and arms. We help individuals who have pain as a result of frequent usage, disease, or the aging process.
Some of our patients have frequent discomfort as a result of improperly lifting or carrying items, especially those who lifted objects for a living. Being overweight puts a great deal of strain on a person’s back and lower body, which can lead to pain. In some cases, a person is born with a condition that causes pain. A serious injury or having poor posture can contribute to pain as well.
Many diseases contribute to chronic pain, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, AIDS, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. For some individuals, the chronic pain stems from an injury from a long time ago. However, in some individuals, it’s not known what’s causing their ongoing suffering.
How We Diagnose Chronic Pain
We begin the process with a complete evaluation of your medical history. We ask you questions about your current pain including how frequent it is, how long it lasts, how long it persists, where you’re experiencing it, and how severe it is. Our physician takes a look at the area or areas where you’re having the pain to identify any noticeable issues.
Sometimes, this isn’t enough to determine the cause of your pain. Therefore, we often conduct diagnostic testing like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan. In some instances, our physician may need to order blood work.
How We Treat Chronic Pain
Each person is different and requires a unique care plan specifically for them. This may include one or more treatments. We don’t medicate you to cover up the pain. Instead, we utilize treatments like electroanalgesia. This is a pain management treatment that sends a high dose of electrical energy to the area. It stimulates the nerves to block your pain. The treatment only exudes a low electrical voltage. It promotes healing and targets your nerves to ease the pain. Generally, patients tolerate this treatment extremely well and don’t experience any side effects. If they do have side effects, they tend to be mild. This particular treatment is similar to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
Schedule an appointment with First Care Medical Clinic, serving Rock Hill, SC and the nearby region, to reduce your chronic pain without surgery or harmful, potentially addictive, pain medications. We’re available by calling (803) 219-2605.