When you are in pain, it impacts your mood and makes performing even the simplest chores challenging. You may be suffering the lingering effects of a recent or past injury, or you may have a chronic condition, such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. In some cases, there is no clear cause to your pain, and you may have resigned yourself to feeling the way you do. At the CCOM Medical Group, we take an aggressive approach to diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of your pain, while offering solutions to provide the relief you need.

Types of Pain

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) reports that more than 76 million people suffer from some type of painful conditions on a regular basis. There are two basic types of pain:

  • Acute pain, which results from an immediate injury or an emergency condition. It is a signal your body uses to tell you something is wrong. Seek immediate medical care from your doctor to rule out any serious or potentially life-threatening conditions.
  • Chronic pain, which tends to recur over a period of months or years with causes that are often more difficult to diagnose or treat.

Chronic pain can make it difficult to work or perform simple tasks around your home, and can also impact your ability to sleep, care for yourself, or interact with others. According to Healthline, among the most commonly reported types of chronic pain include back pain, muscle pain, joint pain, and pain due to diabetes, cancer, and other types of diseases.

Treatment Options

Identifying and treating the underlying cause of your pain is often a key to getting some relief. During this process, the following are treatment options your doctor may suggest:

  • Medications, which include anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen (Advil), over-the-counter pain medicines such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), and prescription opioid pain medications, such as Hydrocodone and Percocet.
  • Medical procedures, which may include surgery to correct the underlying problem or injections of nerve blockers directly into the affected area.
  • Alternative treatments, such as electric stimulation, acupuncture, and massage.
  • Lifestyle remedies, such as changes in your diet which can help you lose weight, fighting inflammation and alleviating pressure on affected areas.

Pain is not something you have to endure. Relief is possible, and CCOM Medical Group is here to help. Take the first steps and contact our Muskogee, Oklahoma office to request an appointment today.