Pain is associated with many conditions and diseases, with pain sometimes being the disease itself. Some pains have an obvious cause, such as injury or postoperative pain. Millions of people, however, suffer from acute or chronic pain without a cause, or at least not one that is pathological or caused by physical ailments or damage. In these cases, Theta Wellness Center offers effective pain management in Sandy, Utah, to improve your quality of life. We welcome you to visit our doctors and professionals today. Mike Simpson, Diana Simpson, Dr. Stuart Porter, and Dr. Bonnie Warinski are happy to help! Contact us at 801-590-7461 for more information.
You may wonder what constitutes relentless, chronic pain that does not seem to follow the rules of a pathological direction. The answer has to do with your nervous system. In situations of unexplained chronic pain, your nervous system simply continues sending pain signal to your body, even if there is no direct source of the pain. At first, the pain may have had a purpose, such as for a serious infection, injury, or even cancer. Some people, however, continue to suffer after the initial problem has been treated.
Some common forms of chronic pain include:
- Persistent headaches or migraine
- Low back pain
- Arthritis pain
- Neurogenic pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system
- Musculoskeletal pain
The burden of pain takes its toll on the American health system, with an incremental cost ranging from $560 billion to $625 billion. More than half of all terminal hospitalized patients experienced pain in their last days, even with powerful medication.
As you can see, pain is a huge problem that needs addressing, but is far from having permeant solutions. At Theta Wellness Center, we believe pain can be managed and even alleviated with drug-free, science-based treatments. Contact us today to learn what treatments can be used for your situation.