Chronic pain affects 50 million people in the United States and is the leading cause of adult disability. High-impact chronic pain — pain that interferes with work or daily life — affects around 20 million adults. Dr. Darryl George is a general practitioner in Roseburg and Beaverton, Oregon. He’s a pain management specialist and provides comprehensive pain relief. Find out how he can help you. Call the practice today.
Pain can be either acute or chronic. Here’s some information about each type.
Chronic pain is ongoing and causes additional health issues. You can experience one or more chronic pain conditions at the same time. It's usually incurable, and those who have it must manage it for the rest of their lives.
Acute pain is a nociceptive pain — meaning a nervous system response to stop an action that could severely harm the body. It's what you feel when you hurt yourself or get ill.
Dr. George treats chronic and acute pain symptoms. He assesses the cause and advises on a plan of treatment, so you experience as little discomfort as possible.
Dr. George uses several pain management services when treating his patients. They include:
Local pharmacies sell medicines, creams, and sprays that can relieve mild pain and inflammation.
Dr. George may prescribe stronger medications, including muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, and antidepressants.
Complementary and alternative medicine treats the whole body, not just the area of pain. These can include acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic techniques.
Dr. George takes an integrative approach to patient care. He uses a combination of pain management techniques to provide the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Dr. George uses pain management services to treat many chronic pain conditions. Here's a closer look at three of them.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects one or more joints. Dr. George combines inflammation medicine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes to create a holistic treatment plan.
Degenerative disc disease occurs when the discs between your vertebrae break down, causing pain in your lower back, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. George uses medication and osteopathic techniques to manage pain symptoms.
Complex regional pain syndrome is chronic pain that affects an arm or leg. It develops after surgery, an injury, a heart attack, or a stroke. Dr. George combines medication and therapies to treat the pain and get to the root cause of the condition.
Dr. George uses pain management services to improve the quality of life for his patients. If you live with pain, call the practice today to schedule an appointment.