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We Understand Your Pain

The pain management specialists at CIPM know that severe, constant or acute pain affects your participation in daily activities and can hinder both your functional and emotional well being. Loss of independence, anxiety and irritability are commonly associated with untreated pain or insufficient treatment. At CIPM, our team provides holistic relief for a variety of pain conditions with the primary goal not to simply minimize pain and discomfort, but to provide a better quality of life.

Anatomy of the Cervical Spine

Anatomy of the Cervical Spine

As the body’s main support structure, the spine is the source of a variety of injuries / conditions resulting in acute and chronic pain. The cervical region is one of five segments and is where neck pain often originates.
Conditions include:

● Cervical radiculopathy – Pain and/or neurological symptoms connected to conditions affecting the cervical nerves of the spine.

● Cervical spondylosis – Conditions involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck as a result of normal aging as the discs begin to wear down and become stiff.

● Degenerative disc disease – The discs between the vertebrae lose their cushion and begin to fragment and herniate.

● Facet joint syndrome – Pain appears in the area between two vertebrae. This may be the result of any number of conditions.

● Occipital neuralgia – Pain in the upper neck, back of the head, or behind the eyes is present. This condition is often caused by pinched nerves in the neck.

● Post laminectomy syndrome – Pain may be present following back surgery and often involves a dull pain in the back and legs.

● Spinal stenosis – This condition is most common in the neck and lower back. It results from pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves and is typically the result of aging.

● Cervical radiculopathy – Pain and/or neurological symptoms connected to conditions affecting the cervical nerves of the spine.

● Cervical spondylosis – Conditions involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck as a result of normal aging as the discs begin to wear down and become stiff.

● Degenerative disc disease – The discs between the vertebrae lose their cushion and begin to fragment and herniate.

● Facet joint syndrome – Pain appears in the area between two vertebrae. This may be the result of any number of conditions.

● Occipital neuralgia – Pain in the upper neck, back of the head, or behind the eyes is present. This condition is often caused by pinched nerves in the neck.

● Post laminectomy syndrome – Pain may be present following back surgery and often involves a dull pain in the back and legs.

● Spinal stenosis – This condition is most common in the neck and lower back. It results from pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves and is typically the result of aging.

Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

The lumbar or lower area of the spine is subject to a number of acute and chronic conditions that often limit a person’s ability to move freely. Muscular problems, disc herniations or degenerations are some of the main culprits in lower back pain.
Others include:

Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

The lumbar or lower area of the spine is subject to a number of acute and chronic conditions that often limit a person’s ability to move freely. Muscular problems, disc herniations or degenerations are some of the main culprits in lower back pain.
Others include:

● Lumbar radiculopathy – Pain radiates down the leg.

● Lumbar spondylosis – A common condition affecting many as they age, this condition is the result of the normal wear and tear of the body.

● Coccydynia – Pain is the result of an inflamed tailbone (coccyx). Sitting will often make this condition worse.

● Degenerative disc disease – The discs between the vertebrae lose their cushion and begin to fragment and herniate.

● Facet joint syndrome – Pain appears in the area between two vertebrae. This may be the result of any number of conditions.

● Piriformis syndrome – This is a condition affecting the narrow muscle located in the buttocks. Patients may find that it worsens after extended sitting, walking, or running.

● Post laminectomy syndrome – Pain may be present following back surgery and often involves a dull pain in the back and legs.

● Sacroiliac joint pain – Pain can be found anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. The ability to climb stairs, stand, and walk may be impaired.

● Sacroiliitis – Either or both of the sacroiliac joints are inflamed, causing pain in the lower back and buttocks. Pain can also extend down the leg.

● Spinal stenosis – This condition is most common in the neck and lower back. It results from pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves and is typically the result of aging.

● Spondylolisthesis – Playing sports that particularly stress the bones can result in this condition. Genetics may also be a contributing factor.

● Lumbar radiculopathy – Pain radiates down the leg.

● Lumbar spondylosis – A common condition affecting many as they age, this condition is the result of the normal wear and tear of the body.

● Coccydynia – Pain is the result of an inflamed tailbone (coccyx). Sitting will often make this condition worse.

● Degenerative disc disease – The discs between the vertebrae lose their cushion and begin to fragment and herniate.

● Facet joint syndrome – Pain appears in the area between two vertebrae. This may be the result of any number of conditions.

● Piriformis syndrome – This is a condition affecting the narrow muscle located in the buttocks. Patients may find that it worsens after extended sitting, walking, or running.

● Post laminectomy syndrome – Pain may be present following back surgery and often involves a dull pain in the back and legs.

● Sacroiliac joint pain – Pain can be found anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. The ability to climb stairs, stand, and walk may be impaired.

● Sacroiliitis – Either or both of the sacroiliac joints are inflamed, causing pain in the lower back and buttocks. Pain can also extend down the leg.

● Spinal stenosis – This condition is most common in the neck and lower back. It results from pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves and is typically the result of aging.

● Spondylolisthesis – Playing sports that particularly stress the bones can result in this condition. Genetics may also be a contributing factor.

Extremity Pain

Extremity Pain

The arms and legs are other common areas for acute and chronic pain to occur. Some of this pain may be the result of an injury while other times it may be caused by an underlying problem.

Many of our patients suffer from conditions including:

● Bursitis – This is a painful condition affecting fluid-filled sacs cushioning the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints.

● Carpal tunnel syndrome – Health conditions and the patterns of hand use are factors affecting this condition of the wrist.

● Iliotibial band syndrome – Many long-distance runners are affected by this condition in which the tissue connecting the pelvic bone to the shin becomes so tight it rubs against the thigh bone.

● Peripheral nerve injury – This may refer to a wide variety of neurological conditions causing pain in various area of the body.

● Shoulder pain – There are any number of conditions that can lead to debilitating shoulder pain.

● Bursitis – This is a painful condition affecting fluid-filled sacs cushioning the bones, tendons, and muscles near the joints.

● Carpal tunnel syndrome – Health conditions and the patterns of hand use are factors affecting this condition of the wrist.

● Iliotibial band syndrome – Many long-distance runners are affected by this condition in which the tissue connecting the pelvic bone to the shin becomes so tight it rubs against the thigh bone.

● Peripheral nerve injury – This may refer to a wide variety of neurological conditions causing pain in various area of the body.

● Shoulder pain – There are any number of conditions that can lead to debilitating shoulder pain.

Nerve Pain

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain, or neuralgia, results from the prolonged compression of a nerve. Almost everyone will experience some type of nerve pain during their life. Physical activity is often the catalyst for such pain, resulting in conditions such as:

● Complex regional pain syndrome – This could be the result of an abnormal dysfunction of the nerves leaving them inflamed.

● Diabetic neuropathy – The legs and feet are most often affected and patients experience anything from mild discomfort to severe pain.

● Genicular nerve – This refers to nerves found in the knee area.

● Phantom limb pain – This refers to when pain is felt in a missing limb.

● Post hernia repair pain – Refers to the groin pain that may be lingering after hernia repair surgery.

● Shingles – Anyone who has had chicken pox may develop shingles. A stripe of blisters is present, causing severe pain that may continue even after the blisters dissipate.

● Testicular pain – Occurs in and around the testicular region. Sometimes this pain may be coming from elsewhere, but can be felt most in the testicles.

● Complex regional pain syndrome – This could be the result of an abnormal dysfunction of the nerves leaving them inflamed.

● Diabetic neuropathy – The legs and feet are most often affected and patients experience anything from mild discomfort to severe pain.

● Genicular nerve – This refers to nerves found in the knee area.

● Phantom limb pain – This refers to when pain is felt in a missing limb.

● Post hernia repair pain – Refers to the groin pain that may be lingering after hernia repair surgery.

● Shingles – Anyone who has had chicken pox may develop shingles. A stripe of blisters is present, causing severe pain that may continue even after the blisters dissipate.

● Testicular pain – Occurs in and around the testicular region. Sometimes this pain may be coming from elsewhere, but can be felt most in the testicles.

Muscular Pain

Muscle Pain

Overexertion, tension, stress or minor injuries are common causes of muscular pain. These situations may lead to conditions of acute and chronic pain such as:

● Myofascial pain syndrome – Repeated overuse of the muscles often results in this condition. Pressure on sensitive muscles may result in pain in other parts of the body.

● Fibromyalgia – Many with this condition experience widespread pain in the muscles and joints. It could also result in fatigue and affect sleep patterns, memory, and moods.

● Myofascial pain syndrome – Repeated overuse of the muscles often results in this condition. Pressure on sensitive muscles may result in pain in other parts of the body.

● Fibromyalgia – Many with this condition experience widespread pain in the muscles and joints. It could also result in fatigue and affect sleep patterns, memory, and moods.

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Strenuous exercise and the regular aging process leave us all susceptible to stress on our body’s joints, as well as other medical conditions. Some of the typical conditions related to joint pain are:

● Arthritis – There are a variety of conditions classified as arthritis. Causes include wear and tear, infections, and other diseases.

● Hip pain

● Knee pain

● Shoulder pain

● Sacroiliac joint pain – Pain can be found anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. The ability to climb stairs, stand, and walk may be impaired.

● Arthritis – There are a variety of conditions classified as arthritis. Causes include wear and tear, infections, and other diseases.

● Hip pain

● Knee pain

● Shoulder pain

● Sacroiliac joint pain – Pain can be found anywhere in the lower back, buttocks, or legs. The ability to climb stairs, stand, and walk may be impaired.

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