Types of Pain
Pain can come in many different forms, and it’s almost always exceptionally difficult to deal with. From identifying the source to suffering through the symptoms, it can feel like a never-ending road. Before we talk about how to heal, let’s go over the different types of pain that you may be experiencing. Most commonly pain can be categorized as acute pain, chronic pain, or neuropathic pain.
Acute pain usually comes on quickly and has a specific cause, such as broken bones, surgery, childbirth, burns, deep cuts, or dental work. In most instances, this type of pain resolves within 6 months.
Chronic pain, on the other hand, is ongoing pain that lasts longer than 6 months. This kind of pain often continues even after an illness or injury has gone away. When people suffer from chronic pain, pain nerve signals remain in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years.
Even people who haven’t been injured or suffered from body damage can experience chronic pain. However, chronic pain is often linked to the following conditions: headaches/migraines, arthritis, cancer, nerve pain, back pain, neck pain, or fibromyalgia pain.
Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by damaged or diseased nerves. This type of pain can be continuous or episodic. Neuropathic pain is often described to feel like “pins and needles” though it can also lead to sensations of burning, coldness, numbness, or itching. Common causes include physical trauma, viral infections, cancer, neurological conditions, or alcoholism.
Pain Treatment Options to Increase Performance
If you are suffering from one of the above-mentioned types of pain, there are many treatments that can help. Here at McWhorter CNR, we take a comprehensive approach to pain management. Instead of just treating the symptoms, we identify the source of your pain and offer personalized treatment that will lead to long-lasting results.
Our pain treatment options include:
- Acupuncture – an ancient Chinese therapy that treats muscle and joint pain
- Chiropractic therapy – the manipulation and adjustment of body structures to alleviate pain and address displacements
- Class IV laser therapy – the use of intense lasers that work to promote optimal functioning at the cellular level to treat chronic pain
- Gryostim – a treatment that utilizes a laser targeting system to enhance performance and streamline recovery
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy – the use of a pressurized room or chamber to increase oxygen in the blood to promote the bodies ability to heal
- Near-infrared light therapy – a non-invasive pain management treatment that penetrates the dermis to impact the body at the cellular level
Leverage Our Denver Pain and Performance Treatments Today
If you’re interested in exploring Denver pain and performance treatment options, reach out to us at McWhorter CNR. We offer cutting-edge treatments and therapies so you can start feeling like yourself again.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation or to discuss our telehealth treatment options.