What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain continues beyond the time expected for healing. It generally lasts for longer than 3 months. A person’s quality of life is influenced by their outlook and by the way they cope emotionally with chronic pain.
What do I need to do to find the source of pain?
At first step, your physician would examine you to find a clue to the source of pain, then he may ask different tests accordingly including blood tests, MRIs and nerve and muscle studies. After the correct cause is detected and the extent of pain is understood, the physician will find the best possible treatment either through oral medications or physical therapies.
Key pain management strategies include:
- Pain medicines including NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, opiods like Oxycodone, anti-depressants like Tryptizol and anti-convulasnts like Lyrica.
- Procedures like trigger point injections and nerve block
- Physical therapies (such as heat or cold packs, massage, hydrotherapy and exercise)
- Psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques and meditation)
Meet Our Neurologist!
Dr. Ehsan Yaghoubi is a specialist neurologist with over 10 years experience, dealing with all types of neurological diseases including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, back pain, headache, etc. Dr Ehsan has many publications in various international highly accredited medical journals. He has 17 years of experience as practicing doctor and Carries 10 years experience in a University hospital in Iran as an assistant professor and consultant neurologist.