Chronic pain syndrome presents as persistent pain that lingers even after your initial illness or injury heals. Although your symptoms aren’t visible to observers, the insidious pain makes it difficult for you to go to work, attend school, or do regular day-to-day activities. At Florida StemCell MD, serving patients in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, Florida, board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management physician Neel Amin, MD, offers the latest treatments to help you manage chronic pain syndrome. Call today to schedule a consultation or book using the online tool.
Chronic pain syndrome describes long-term pain that goes on for more than six months. Along with the pain, you may suffer disability, depression and anxiety, and loss of sexual desire.
Chronic pain syndrome is a condition itself, but it can accompany other long-term health problems like:
Research suggests that chronic pain syndrome occurs because of poor signaling between the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands, and the nervous system.
People with chronic pain syndrome experience stress and pain differently and even have abnormally low levels of endorphins in their spinal fluid. Endorphins are bodily chemicals that help you control pain naturally.
The symptoms of chronic pain syndrome can mimic those of many other conditions, so it can be hard to diagnose. Each person experiences chronic pain syndrome slightly differently, too.
If you have chronic pain syndrome, you may experience one or all of the following symptoms:
If these symptoms regularly interfere with your daily life, Dr. Amin may be able to help.
Chronic pain syndrome is often resistant to drug interventions and is notoriously hard to treat. At Florida StemCell MD, Dr. Amin uses innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections to harness your body’s healing capabilities and relieve pain.
PRP is derived from a sample of your blood that’s spun down in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count. Platelets are packed with growth and healing factors that initiate repair of damaged or malfunctioning cells.
PRP injections are especially helpful in areas where your pain is most present, such as the low back or joints. The injections take a few weeks to start to work, but can bring lasting relief.
Stem cells serve as the building blocks of all your cells. They can transform into any type of cell you might need.
Injections of stem cells can help reduce inflammation that aggravates chronic pain syndrome and produce healing that helps you find pain relief.
To learn more about the available treatments for chronic pain syndrome, call Florida StemCell MD, or book a consultation online today.