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Chronic Pain Specialist

Internal Medicine Practices

Primary Care, Geriatric Care & Internal Medicine Specialists located in Lady Lake, FL & Tavares, FL

If you struggle with chronic (ongoing) pain and want relief, turn to the skilled physicians at Internal Medicine Practices in Lady Lake and Tavares, Florida. They offer several pain management solutions to ease your discomfort and give you a better quality of life. Call the nearest Internal Medicine Practices office or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is ongoing discomfort caused by an illness, accident, injury, or disease. You or a loved one can experience pain in your back, neck, head, hips, knees, and other joints. The pain can be:

  • Dull and aching
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Shooting
  • Numbing
  • Tingling
  • Burning

Chronic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, and several things can cause it. The Internal Medicine Practices team finds the root cause of your ongoing pain and treats it to improve your quality of life.

What are some common causes of chronic pain?

Chronic pain can be caused by many things, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Other joint problems
  • Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart problems
  • Sciatica
  • Hormone changes

You might suffer from chronic pain caused by a sports or workplace injury, a past surgery, falling down, a car accident, illness, or disease.

How does my doctor find the cause of chronic pain?

The Internal Medicine Practices team discusses your medical history to determine what’s causing your chronic pain. They ask you about your symptoms, check your vital signs, and complete a physical exam.

They could recommend that you undergo heart function, blood, and urine tests and have an ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or another imaging procedure.

How is chronic pain treated?

Some of the many treatments your Internal Medicine Practices provider can recommend for chronic pain include:

Home remedies

Home remedies can ease ongoing pain due to injuries or other causes. Get plenty of rest, ice painful areas, and try compression, elevation, and wearing a brace.

Holistic treatments

Examples of holistic pain-management treatments include massage, meditation, acupuncture, and chiropractic adjustments.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine uses stem cells and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to stimulate new cell growth and your body’s natural healing ability.

Medicine

Taking medicine can reduce your chronic pain and sometimes treat its underlying cause. Your provider personalizes a medication regimen that’s best for you.

Injections

Injections of steroids, hyaluronic acid, and other medicines can reduce joint pain and ongoing discomfort.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretching and exercises can stimulate healing, strengthen your musculoskeletal tissues, ease discomfort, and prevent further pain.

Surgery

Surgery is sometimes the best choice to treat severe pain that doesn’t go away with other treatments. Internal Medicine Practices providers can refer you to a surgeon if needed.

To find out what’s causing chronic pain and relieve it, call the nearest Internal Medicine Practices office or schedule an appointment online today.

Fax: 949-543-2074