Chronic Pain

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

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

Chronic pain syndrome describes lingering pain that has plagued you for over six months, often as a result of a long-standing medical condition. If you’re suffering from ongoing discomfort, see how the expert pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain Management Associates, located in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, can help. Click on the online scheduler to book your chronic pain syndrome evaluation or call your nearest office directly.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What causes chronic pain syndrome?

Chronic pain syndrome tends to stem from underlying medical conditions and can cause minor to severe pain for months or years on end. You may experience chronic pain syndrome as a result of:

  • Cancer
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postoperative injuries
  • Vehicular accident injuries
  • Viral infections, including shingles

You can even suffer from chronic pain syndrome if you had a previous injury that just never properly healed. No matter what’s causing your case of chronic pain syndrome, though, it’s important to get started on treatment before your discomfort starts lowering your quality of life any further.

Do I need treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

Chronic pain syndrome isn’t something you should ignore or learn to live with. The leading pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates can evaluate you right away if you have pain that is:

  • Making you miss work
  • Affecting your mood and sleep
  • Worsening or not getting any better
  • Associated with burning, tingling, or muscle weakness

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates practitioners specialize in innovative treatment solutions for chronic pain syndrome, no matter how minor or how severe your symptoms may seem.

How is chronic pain syndrome treated?

Your chronic pain treatment plan from Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates begins with a thorough examination, in addition to possible lab work or in-office imaging. Once your practitioner better understands why you have chronic pain syndrome, they can educate you about your condition and talk with you about which treatments may be most effective for you.

Chronic pain syndrome treatment plans often include a combination of any of the following solutions:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Physical therapy
  • Painkiller medications
  • Intrathecal pain pump
  • Spinal cord stimulator (SCS)
  • Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Your dedicated pain specialist at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates has you check in regularly to ensure your chronic pain syndrome management plan is providing effective relief. They can make changes to your chronic pain management plan at any time.

You don’t have to live another day in discomfort with chronic pain syndrome. Book your pain examination at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates either online or over the phone.