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Body Pain Treatments

If you are living with pain throughout your whole body, you understand the difficulty it can cause in everyday life. Total body pain can significantly affect your quality of life and productivity. There are many possible causes of total body pain, and the first step in treatment is to determine the cause. Atlas Pain Specialists can help diagnose your pain and offer a range of therapies to treat it.

Body Pain Treatment Options

Atlas Pain Specialists offers comprehensive pain management with the following treatment options.
Nerve Blocks
Steroid Injections
Medication Management
Multidisciplinary Approach





Common Body Pain Causes

At Atlas Pain Specialists, we know that physical pain may be stressful and incapacitating.  It may have an impact on your routine, relationships, and general quality of life.

There are many potential causes of body pain, and it's important to understand that every person is unique and may experience pain differently.

Some common causes of body pain include:

  1.   Musculoskeletal issues: These can include injuries or strains to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones.
  2.   Nerve issues: Pain can be caused by problems with the nerves, such as nerve compression or irritation.
  3.   Inflammation: Inflammation in the body can cause pain, particularly in the joints.
  4.   Medical conditions: Certain conditions, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, can cause chronic pain.
  5.   Emotional or psychological issues: Stress, anxiety, and depression can all contribute to the experience of pain.

Common Body Pain Symptoms

Body pain can be a complex and confusing experience.  It can range from mild and occasional to chronic and severe, and various factors can cause it.

If you're experiencing body pain, it's important to pay attention to your symptoms and seek out the help of a qualified healthcare professional. Some common symptoms of body pain include:

  • Aches: Aches are a general feeling of discomfort or pain that may be diffuse and hard to pinpoint. They can range from mild to severe and may be constant or intermittent.
  • Stiffness: Stiffness is often a sign of muscle or joint problems, making it difficult to move or bend.
  • Tenderness: Tenderness is a sensation of pain or discomfort when pressure is applied to a specific body area.
  • Swelling: Swelling can be a sign of inflammation or an injury, and it can cause discomfort and difficulty moving.
  • Numbness or tingling: Numbness or tingling may indicate a problem with the nerves, and it can cause a sensation of pins and needles or a lack of sensation in a specific area of the body.

Many unique conditions can cause body pain; each person may experience symptoms differently. Some common conditions that can cause body pain include:

  • Arthritis: Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body.
  • Migraines: Migraines are severe headaches that can cause throbbing pain and other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light.
  • Back pain: Back pain is a common problem that a variety of factors, including muscle strain, poor posture, and degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis, can cause.

Common Treatments For Body Pain

The first step in treating body pain is to identify the cause.  At Atlas Pain Specialists, we offer a range of diagnostic services to help determine the root cause of your pain. This may include a physical examination, imaging tests such as X-rays or MRIs, and laboratory tests.

Once we have identified the cause of your pain, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.  Our team is trained in a range of treatment modalities, including:

  • Medications: Depending on the cause of your pain, we may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to help alleviate discomfort.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can help improve mobility, strength, and flexibility, which can reduce pain and improve overall function.
  • Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care involves spinal adjustments and other techniques to improve the spine's alignment and reduce pain.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and reduce pain.
  • Massage therapy: Massage therapy can help relax tense muscles and improve circulation, reducing pain and improving overall well-being.

At Atlas Pain Specialists, we take a holistic approach to pain management. This means that we consider not just the physical aspect of your pain but also the emotional and psychological factors that may be contributing to it.  We work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all the contributing factors to your pain.

At-Home Treatment Tips For Your Body Pain

While it's important to seek out the help of a qualified healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment, there are also several things you can do on your own to help manage your pain and improve your overall well-being.

Here are some tips:

  • Stay active: While it may be tempting to rest when you're in pain, staying active can actually help reduce discomfort and improve your overall function. Talk to your healthcare provider about an appropriate exercise plan that takes into account your level of pain and other individual factors.
  • Practice good posture: Poor posture can contribute to body pain, particularly in the back, neck, and shoulders.  Pay attention to your posture when standing, sitting, and moving, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Manage stress: Stress can exacerbate pain, so it's important to find ways to manage it. This may include activities such as deep breathing, meditation, or exercise.
  • Use heat and cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the area of pain can help alleviate discomfort. Heat can help relax tense muscles, while cold can help reduce inflammation.
  • Stay hydrated: Dehydration can contribute to muscle pain and stiffness, so drinking plenty of water throughout the day is important.
  • Get enough sleep: Adequate sleep is important for overall health and well-being and can help reduce pain.  Aim for at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Remember, it's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you're experiencing body pain.  At Atlas Pain Specialists, we offer a range of diagnostic and treatment services to help alleviate pain and improve overall well-being.

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Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a common problem that can cause significant physical and emotional distress. When you have chronic pain, you may experience pain every day, even after the original injury or illness has healed. This can be difficult to cope with, both physically and emotionally. Approximately 25% of people with chronic pain will develop chronic pain syndrome (CPS), which is characterized by symptoms beyond pain, like depression and anxiety. This can make it difficult to live your life normally.
Chronic Pain Treatments
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Neck Pain
The neck (or cervical spine) is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles. It has the important job of providing protection and mobility to the brain, but often it can become painful. There are a number of conditions that cause pain in the neck. Inflammation along nerve pathways in the spine can be responsible for shoulder, head, arm, and/or hand pain. Additionally, inflammation of the spinal cord may cause pain in the legs and other areas of the body. In a few days or weeks, neck pain usually goes away, but pain that lasts for months may signify an underlying medical cause that needs to be addressed. In such cases, early intervention may be necessary for the best results.
Neck Pain Treatments
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