Chronic pain is not uncommon, but it can drastically reduce your quality of life. At Racz Pain Centers in Rockwall and Addison, Texas, anesthesiologist and pain management physician Tibor Racz, MD, and his expert team offer advanced chronic pain management solutions to alleviate discomfort without addictive pain medications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Chronic pain is a feeling of discomfort, often in your muscles or joints, that may last long-term. You might experience chronic pain because of a sports or work-related injury, automobile accident, lifting something heavy, or a chronic disease like arthritis. Treatment with Racz Pain Centers can offer you relief.
Symptoms of chronic pain can be mild or severe. You may experience dull, aching pain or sharp stabbing pain that comes and goes. You might also notice joint swelling, stiffness, decreased range of motion, or reduced mobility.
To find the root cause of chronic pain, Dr. Racz reviews your symptoms and medical history. He completes a physical examination and may suggest you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
Common chronic pain treatments include:
Home remedies that may reduce chronic pain include rest, ice or heat packs, compression, and elevation. Wearing a brace or splint can help, as well.
Physical therapy uses stretches and exercises to strengthen tissue surrounding an injury to reduce pain, accelerate healing, and lower your risk of reinjury.
Steroids, nerve blocks, hyaluronic acid, and trigger point injections can relieve chronic pain – especially in your muscles and joints.
Regenerative medicine options available at Racz Pain Centers include stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. Both help your body regenerate new cells and heal naturally.
Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to heat nerves and reduces pain signals to your brain.
Dr. Racz implants a spinal cord stimulator beneath your skin to send electrical impulses to the spinal cord to reduce pain signals.
Additional surgical procedures, such as Vertiflex™ Superion for spinal decompression and SambaScrew® for sacroiliac fixation, can reduce chronic pain in your back, neck, and other areas.
Don’t live with chronic pain or take addictive pain medication when numerous pain-relieving treatments can alleviate your discomfort. Schedule an appointment with Racz Pain Centers by phone or book online today.