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Chronic Pain Specialist

Healthstone Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Geriatrics located in Weston, FL, Davie, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL

Chronic pain is one of the most common causes of long-term disability in the United States. It affects around 50 million adults — 20 million of whom experience high-impact chronic pain, or pain that affects their work or daily activities most days. If you live with chronic pain, reach out to the experienced team at Healthstone Primary Care for expert medical care. This Florida-based practice has offices in Weston, Pembroke Pines, and Davie, and offers convenient appointment times through its easy-to-use online booking portal. You can also make an appointment over the phone.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Pain is your body's way of telling you something's wrong. But while acute pain is sharp, instant, directly related to an apparent cause, and disappears once you heal, chronic pain continues to send pain signals for weeks — sometimes years.

For a chronic pain diagnosis, the pain must last for at least 12 weeks, although it can come and go during that time. It can occur in any part of your body and may feel different depending on which part of the body it's located.

Chronic pain can have long-term effects on your mental and physical health. If you're in pain, reach out to the team at Healthstone Primary.

What causes chronic pain?

The challenge with chronic pain is that, while it mostly occurs because of illness or injury, many people experience it for no reason at all. Some of the most common known triggers of chronic pain include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Nerve damage 
  • Cancer 
  • Muscle sprain
  • Headache or migraine
  • Infection
  • Previous injury or surgery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint problems
  • Back problems

The team at Healthstone Primary performs a comprehensive health exam to identify the cause of your pain and then creates a personalized care plan specific to your needs.

What are the symptoms of chronic pain?

Chronic pain is unpredictable. It can come and go or be worse on some days than others, and the type of pain you experience can vary too. People often describe chronic pain feeling like any of the following:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Shooting
  • Sore
  • Stiff
  • Stinging
  • Throbbing

Chronic pain can also have broader side effects, such as affecting appetite and sleep patterns and impacting energy levels and mood.

The team at Healthstone Primary helps manage your symptoms so you can get back to feeling yourself.

What is the treatment for chronic pain?

While it's not always possible to treat the root cause of chronic pain, it is possible to manage the symptoms and ease discomfort. 

The team at Healthstone Primary do this by prescribing medication, recommending therapy like physical therapy or occupational therapy, and advising on lifestyle changes. Your treatment plan is individualized to your needs.

Chronic pain can seriously affect your quality of life, but it doesn't have to. Let the experienced team at Healthstone Primary help you manage your symptoms so you can continue enjoying the activities you love. Call the practice or make an appointment online.