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Chronic Pain Management Specialists

First Care Medical Clinic -  - Family Practice

First Care Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Charlotte, Albemarle, Monroe, and Gastonia, NC and Rock Hill, SC

Living with chronic pain limits what you can do and who you are. At First Care Medical Clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Gastonia, Monroe, Albemarle, and Charlotte, North Carolina, the dedicated medical team understands how debilitating chronic pain is and offers comprehensive care to safely alleviate pain. Whether you have pain from an injury, worsening arthritis, or another underlying health issue, you can find relief by calling First Care Medical Clinic or by scheduling an appointment online now.

Chronic Pain Management Q & A

Why Do I Have Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain can be the result of direct trauma to your body from a fall or auto accident or from an underlying disease or disorder. This type of pain typically lasts six months or longer and may worsen over time without the right treatment.

Some of the most common issues that can cause chronic pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscle overuse and tears

For many, a life of chronic pain can lead to mental and behavioral health issues, including depression and anxiety, and affect your ability to concentrate or get high-quality sleep on a regular basis. All of these issues can also negatively impact your physical health.

How is Chronic Pain Diagnosed?

First Care Medical Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies on-site to quickly and accurately confirm the cause of your chronic pain. The experienced providers perform comprehensive physical exams, testing your range of motion, flexibility, and muscle strength. They also focus on the area where you experience pain, checking for swelling or other abnormalities.

Because they have an on-site medical lab in each office, the First Care Medical Clinic team can take blood samples and test them. They also use imaging tests, like X-rays, to identify the root cause of your pain.

Once they understand your existing health issues, your First Care Medical Clinic provider customizes a treatment plan that focuses on relieving your pain.

What Services are Available to Manage Chronic Pain?

Everyone has unique needs when it comes to chronic pain, so you can expect a treatment plan that focuses on your specific condition, your lifestyle, and your goals.

The team at First Care Medical Clinic offers a variety of treatment options to control existing pain and prevent a worsening of your condition.

If you have chronic pain from arthritis or a muscle injury, you may benefit from medications that reduce inflammation and pain. Your First Care Medical Clinic provider can recommend prescription or over-the-counter medicines based on your condition. You may also need injections of anesthetics or pain relievers when oral medications aren’t enough to control pain.

In addition to medication therapy, your provider can recommend lifestyle changes that improve your overall health and further reduce your pain, such as eating a healthy diet and getting daily exercise. These changes also make it easier to maintain a healthy weight and relieve unnecessary pressure on your body.

You may also benefit from therapies like:

  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Stress management therapy

The First Care Medical Clinic team works closely with you, monitoring your treatment and your overall health. They recommend routine checkups to ensure your pain is well-controlled and you are enjoying a high quality of life.

You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Schedule a consultation at the First Care Medical Clinic nearest you by calling the office or requesting an appointment online now.