Cancer is a devastating illness for anyone to face, and when it causes extreme pain, it can become almost too much to bear. If you’re looking for more effective treatments for cancer pain, the experienced physicians at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine can help. They specialize in treating patients who have chronic pain and use the most advanced treatment techniques to help ease your discomfort. Book your appointment online today, or call the office in Arlington, Cleburne, or Fort Worth, Texas.
Cancer is a life-threatening disease that often causes severe pain. Not all patients who have cancer experience pain, but when cancer pain does strike, it can affect your life in every respect.
Cancer pain can be either acute or chronic.
Acute pain comes on quickly, lasts a short time, and then improves as you recover from your condition. Pain might be severe but doesn’t persist.
Chronic cancer pain lasts for more than three months without improving and can be very disruptive. Your pain could be mild, moderate, or severe, and you might sometimes experience breakthrough pain. That means you have a sudden flareup despite being on medication that usually controls your cancer pain.
The tumor itself is a common cause of pain, which usually arises because the tumor is pressing on other organs, bones, or nerves.
Your cancer treatment can cause pain, as well. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, two of the main treatments for cancer, can weaken your immune system and make painful conditions worse.
If you need to undergo surgery to remove a tumor, the procedure and recovery can cause pain. Post-operative pain is usually acute and short term.
The compassionate providers at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine have effective treatments to combat cancer pain of all types.
Cancer pain is most often treatable, and the majority of patients experiencing cancer pain do find they get relief from their pain with the right pain management plan.
Your provider needs to know as much about your condition and the type of pain you feel as possible, and needs to know:
Using this information, a review of your medical history and an assessment of your current health, your provider at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine can create a personalized cancer pain treatment plan.
Cancer pain management uses a variety of medications, such as:
Physical therapy, nerve block injections, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can all play a significant role in cancer pain management.
Certain surgeries, for example, an implantable pain pump, can also benefit you if you have cancer pain, especially if you’re not finding relief from other treatments.
Find out more about effective cancer pain management by calling Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine today, or book an appointment online.