Chronic pain can come from a multitude of health problems, and the key to maintaining a good quality of life is to learn how to effectively manage your pain. Dr. Ran D. Anbar and the team of experts at Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California take a comprehensive, holistic approach to helping you or your child manage pain without complete dependence on medication. To learn more, call the office or schedule a consultation online for effective pain relief techniques.
Pain can be caused by numerous different health conditions and you feel it in different ways, including burning, dull or achy, and sharp or shooting pain. Your pain may come from one specific area of your body like your back, abdomen, or legs, or you may experience all-over body pain, which is typical of health conditions like fibromyalgia.
The main types of pain include:
Unlike acute pain that comes on suddenly because of an injury, chronic pain doesn’t go away. It may subside for a short time, but it often returns, can last indefinitely, and causes serious inconveniences and disruptions to your quality of life. Chronic pain is often the result of an illness, underlying disease, or incurable health condition.
When you or your child experience chronic pain, the first step is to determine the underlying cause so that condition can be treated medically, if necessary. Since it’s not always possible to relieve every type of chronic pain, consulting a pain management expert and learning life strategies to deal with your pain can be very helpful. Dr. Anbar and the Center Point Medicine team teach you strategies to help calm yourself and understand what triggers your pain and other symptoms so you can manage them effectively.
Since pain affects every aspect of your life, it’s important to know how to deal with it, and the doctors recommend hypnosis and counseling as highly effective ways to control and manage chronic pain. Hypnosis is an all-natural approach to helping decrease stress and frustration that’s often associated with constant pain and physical discomfort. Hypnosis is safe for patients of all ages, and there are no harmful side effects, as there are with certain types of medication.
If you’d like to learn more about this comprehensive, whole-person approach to treating pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online.