Living with chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and prevent you from performing basic tasks or participating in activities you used to enjoy. At Jersey Premier Pain, we provide comprehensive pain management services to patients who need relief from their symptoms.
You don’t have to live with ongoing pain caused by an injury, disease, or chronic medical condition. We can pinpoint the cause of the symptoms you’re experiencing and create a treatment plan to alleviate your pain so you can resume your everyday routine.
Call us at 201-386-8800 today for an appointment and get started on your journey toward a pain-free life.
Services We Provide
Jersey Premier Pain offers a range of treatments effective in reducing, managing, or alleviating pain altogether. The different types of services we offer include:
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Auto accidents
- Slip and falls
- Pain management
- Work injuries
What Is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for longer than six months. Despite healing a physical injury or curing an illness, pain can continue long after the original source of the pain has gone away. That’s because pain sensors in the affected part of the body continue to send signals to the brain indicating that an injury or medical condition is causing the pain.
Chronic pain can occur after a traumatic accident, such as a car crash. It can also result from poor lifestyle choices, genetics, or disease. Some people experience chronic pain for years without much relief despite medications and other forms of treatment.
The most common causes of chronic pain include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Low back pain
- Sports injury
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Muscle injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain
- Nerve damage
- Certain medications
- Muscle sprain or strain
Additional factors can contribute to chronic pain. You should call Jersey Premier Pain for an appointment to determine what’s causing your pain and learn about the available treatment options.
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
The symptoms of chronic pain vary from person to person but could include:
- Joint pain
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle aches
- Burning pain
- Changes in mood, such as irritability
- Loss of flexibility and stamina
Living with debilitating symptoms takes a toll on a person’s mental health. Depression and anxiety are common in patients experiencing chronic pain. One study found that 60.8 percent of people with chronic pain also suffered from depression.
Treating Your Chronic Pain
The treatment that could work best for you will depend on the source of your pain and its severity. What works for one patient might not work for another. Jersey Premier Pain can listen to your symptoms and perform various tests to diagnose the problem.
The most common types of treatment for chronic pain include:
You could find relief for mild pain by taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Acetaminophen and NSAIDs alleviate pain associated with muscle stiffness and aches. They can also help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Topical creams and gels are also available. Apply them directly to the skin to treat inflammation and pain caused by arthritis and sore muscles.
Unfortunately, over-the-counter medication might not resolve severe pain. You might need to manage your symptoms with a prescription drug, such as:
- Muscle relaxer
- Antidepressant for musculoskeletal pain
- Anti-anxiety drug
- Prescription NSAID to reduce pain and inflammation
- Painkillers, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone
Trigger Point Injection
Muscles can contain trigger points, also called knots, that form when the muscle doesn’t relax. This can cause severe pain in the affected area. To alleviate the pain, a doctor can insert a small needle into the trigger point and inject a local anesthetic, sometimes with a steroid.
Trigger point injections can treat muscle pain in the neck, legs, back, and arms. They’re also helpful in the treatment of certain medical conditions, such as tension headaches and fibromyalgia.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS) reduces pain using electrical stimulation. A machine delivers a low-voltage current to electrodes placed on the patient’s skin at the site of the pain. The electrodes stimulate the nerves, sending signals to the brain to interfere with normal pain signals. This can block or modify a person’s perception of pain.
Physical therapy involves various forms of treatment to manage pain, improve mobility, regain strength, and restore physical functioning. The type of physical therapy you need will depend on the injury or disease causing your chronic pain.
If you’re struggling with range of motion in your arm, you could benefit from exercise to regain muscle strength and loosen stiff joints. Physical therapy could strengthen your leg muscles and restore functional mobility if you’re recovering from a broken leg.
Acupuncture increases the release of endorphins. Thin needles placed in the body stimulate muscle near the site of the pain to send a signal to the central nervous system to release endorphins. The endorphins block pain signals from reaching the brain.
When combined with other types of treatment, acupuncture can manage chronic pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, headaches, and osteoarthritis.
Chiropractic treatment involves manual manipulation of the spine to restore proper alignment. A chiropractor can use various techniques to restore mobility and treat pain in the bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissue.
People suffering from fibromyalgia, spondylosis, herniated disc, whiplash, and arthritis could experience some relief with routine chiropractic adjustments.
Massage therapy is an excellent stress reliever. Since stress and anxiety can worsen or increase the occurrence of pain, massage therapy can help to reduce stress and relieve tension in the body. It can also manage symptoms associated with a range of conditions, such as headaches, nerve pain, sports-related injury, joint pain, digestive disorders, and strained muscles.
If you’re looking for relief from your chronic pain following a traumatic injury or from a medical condition, contact the team at Jersey Premier Pain immediately. We can perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your pain and recommend a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.
Call us at 201-386-8800 today for an appointment.