Common Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is commonly defined as any pain which lasts more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is the normal sensation which alerts us to an injury or illness, chronic pain is one that persists, often for months or even longer.

At Integrated Pain Solutions, we know that chronic pain can be caused by several different factors including:

·             A musculoskeletal injury (involving the bones, muscles, or joints)

·             Nervous system dysfunction

·             Chronic diseases

·             Autoimmune Disorders

Here are some of the most common causes affecting individuals today:

Back Pain

According to research , 84% of American adults experience chronic back pain at some point in their life. This pain often occurs in the lower back and may be caused by an injury or develop progressively due to arthritis, osteoporosis, or normal wear-and-tear.

Back pain has become epidemic in the U.S. and is the leading cause of disability and lost productivity in the workplace.

Headache

Studies have shown that 50% of the adult population reports headaches during the course of a year, while more than 90% reports a lifetime history of headaches.

A chronic headache is one which occurs for at least 15 days per month for no less than three consecutive months.

Joint Pain

Research indicates that joint pain is one of the leading types of chronic pain among Americans, affecting over 51 million adults. Joint pain is typically caused by injury, infection or advancing age. 

Nerve Pain

Studies show that Chronic nerve pain affects 1 out of 10 Americans. This occurs when the nerves are either compressed, damaged or exposed to drugs which strip their protective exterior coating.

Why Choose Integrated Pain Solutions  

At Integrated Pain Solutions, we will treat your chronic pain at the source by creating a treatment plan specific to you. For more information regarding our services that we offer, click here.