What is Chronic Pain?
Just about everyone feels pain from time to time. When you stub your toe, pull a muscle, or break a bone - pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Once the injury heals, you stop hurting.
Chronic pain is different. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Our physicians at Nexus Pain Care define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more.
Chronic pain can have real effects on your day-to-day life, your relationships, and even your mental health. But you and your pain specialist at Nexus Pain Care can work together to find a way to treat your chronic pain.
What Causes Chronic Pain
Sometimes chronic pain can begin without any obvious trauma or cause. But in most cases, chronic pain is caused by an injury or because of an underlying health condition. Some of the leading causes for chronic pain are:
- Past injuries or surgeries
- Back problems
- Migraines or head injuries
- Nerve Damage
Symptoms of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can be experienced in a variety of ways and range from mild to severe. It can continue on a daily basis or come and go periodically. In most cases, chronic pain symptoms include:
- A dull ache
- Throbbing pain
- Burning sensation
- Shooting pains
Treating Chronic Pain
If your experiencing chronic pain and it doesn’t seem to get better, come see one of our specialists at Nexus Pain Care. They can help you find relief so you can get back to living your best life! Nexus Pain Care in Salt Lake City and Provo Utah offer a variety of treatment options that will give you relief.