Cancer Pain

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Cancer itself can cause you pain, but so can the treatments and surgeries you may need to go through. At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, with locations in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, you can receive innovative cancer pain treatments right in the office. Find out which type of cancer pain solution is right for you by booking an evaluation today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office directly.

Cancer Pain Q & A

What causes cancer pain?

Cancer, which can form anywhere in your body, develops when cells start growing out of control. They form clusters and tumors that can pull on tissues and organs and lead to ongoing pain. Even though a cancerous mass can cause ongoing pain and discomfort, so can some of the therapies you need to go through. Cancer pain can sometimes stem from:

  • Chemotherapy or radiation
  • Surgical removal of the cancer
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Postoperative injuries
  • Nerve damage

It’s also possible to experience phantom pains with cancer. Phantom pain occurs long after the cancer has been treated. For instance, if you’ve had a limb or breast removed, you may continue to feel pain or uncomfortable sensations, even though the body part is no longer there.

When should I see a doctor for cancer pain?

Since cancer pain can keep you from work, as well as daily and enjoyable activities, it’s important to schedule an evaluation at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates as soon as possible. The pain specialists encourage you to have an exam if you experience:

  • Nerve pain, like burning or electrical sensations
  • Soft tissue pain or soreness
  • Shooting or stabbing pains
  • Bone pain or achiness
  • Sleep disturbances

Cancer pain can be acute and come on quickly, or it can be a chronic issue that lasts for weeks or months. In any case, whether your cancer discomfort is minor or severe, you can receive the compassionate care you need at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates.

Can I get treatment for cancer pain?

The pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates offer a wide variety of solutions for cancer pain relief, depending on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Your cancer pain treatment plan may include any of the following therapies:

  • Kyphoplasty surgery for compression fractures
  • Intrathecal pain pump implant
  • Celiac plexus nerve block
  • Painkiller medications

Your chronic pain management plan from Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates is designed to help you get relief from current cancer discomfort while preventing or minimizing future pain issues. The pain specialists work diligently to ensure you find relief from cancer pain.

If you have lingering pain from your cancer diagnosis or treatment, the team at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates can help. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.