As humans, we have a biological drive to numb, fix, cure, or avoid everything that causes pain. In fact, we spend the majority of our lives taking a million little precautions to avoid pain. We wear shoes when we go outside so our feet are protected. We use hot pads when we cook to avoid burns. We wear sunglasses so we don’t have to squint in the sun. We may even avoid exercising because we know we will be sore later. But what do you do when pain is unavoidable? Fortunately, North Lakes Pain Consultants use their knowledge and expertise to help their patients experience less pain, even when other treatment options have failed.
From disc degeneration to accidents and injuries, there are as many causes for back pain as there are people who experience it. Back pain is also the leading cause of disability in this country. If you are one of the more than 3 million Americans who experience back pain every day, our providers have a solution that not only eases your discomfort but restores you to full function.
Most people don’t understand that pain is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatments. Whether you are currently undergoing treatment for your cancer or are still dealing with the lingering effects, our team can help you lead a healthier, pain-free life.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS / RSD)
CRPS is not well understood because it generally causes pain disproportionate to the initial injury. Usually occurring in an arm or leg, CRPS typically develops after a heart attack, surgery, injury, or stroke.
One of the most common complications of diabetes is nerve pain called diabetic neuropathy. When blood sugar levels are abnormally high for a prolonged period of time, nerve endings begin to die, causing burning, tingling, numbness, or pain – usually in the hands and feet.
Migraines / Headaches
Migraine and headaches are among the most common reasons for missed work days. Affecting millions of people each year, pain management for migraines and headaches may make the difference between days in bed and getting back to work.
Neck pain can happen due to injury, illness, and pain radiating from other areas of your body. Regardless of its origin, neck pain can affect every aspect of your lie, from walking to driving.
Your sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in your body, beginning in your lower back and branching through your hips and buttocks, down through your leg. When this nerve becomes inflamed or “pinched” by an injury, the resulting pain and burning can be debilitating as it travels from your back, down one or both legs.
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries can happen at any time, during any sport. Rather than remaining sidelined with an injury, our providers can get you back on the road, court, field, or pitch without limiting pain.