What is Chronic Pain?
By Carl M. Shapiro, D.O.
June 21, 2019
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Chronic Pain  

Living life to the fullest. That's always been your goal, but chronic pain interferes with your daily functioning. Chiropractor Dr. Carl Shapiro understands. He focuses his Cincinnati practice on interventional pain management. He desires all his patients to enjoy a wonderful quality of life.

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is stubborn, persistent and many times, severe pain. Often originating in an acute injury from a car accident or a chronic neck painhealth condition, such as arthritis, persistent pain impacts quality of life, day to day function, the ability to work and raise a family and more. Social isolation, anxiety, and depression commonly accompany chronic discomfort.

Sometimes, chronic pain is what physicians call neurogenic in nature. This chronic pain starts in the central nervous system itself (the brain and spinal cord). It particularly interests Dr. Shapiro because of his advanced training in chiropractic care.

How Dr. Shapiro can help you

In his Cincinnati office, Dr. Shapiro conducts complete chiropractic examinations, X-rays and other state of the art imaging such as MRIs and CAT scans. With this information, he determines if the spine is misaligned, where range of motion in the back and limbs is decreased and how best to correct the underlying condition and/or treat the symptoms.

Available pain treatments

From his extensive study of chronic pain and interventional pain management in Cincinnati, Dr. Shapiro has developed a wide-ranging menu of pain treatments. Used singly or in combination, these services eliminate or manage pain and allow patients to enjoy a fuller quality of life and normalized bodily function.

These innovative services include:

  • X-ray guided injections (epidural blocks, facet joint injections, and anti-inflammatory shots) which precisely place pain medicine right where it's needed
  • Radiowave ablation to decrease the pain signals from areas of injury to the brain
  • Implanted drug delivery systems to send pain medication to the brain and spinal cord
  • Nerve blocks to interrupt pain signals
  • Osteopathic manipulation of muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues to reduce the intensity and frequency of spasms and increase range of motion

Finding the right help for your pain

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says that patients should receive help in determining the source of their pain and in alleviating or managing it. Dr. Carl Shapiro and his staff fully agree and work toward that goal every day in their chiropractic office.

If you need help with chronic pain, please don't suffer in silence. Call Dr. Shapiro's office in Cincinnati, OH, for a compassionate and reliable evaluation of your problem and for hope in achieving overall wellness. Call (513) 791-5548.

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