Hope in coping with chronic pain

Hope in coping with chronic pain

Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It impacts your ability to perform everyday tasks, not to mention its effect on your overall quality of life.

Chronic pain can come as a result of an injury or medical conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or a host of others. It may last weeks, months or even years. Coping with chronic pain can be both physically and emotionally exhausting as you and your doctor search for a clear cause and treatment plan.

Treatment options may include:

  • Interventional pain management, such as injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Non-addictive medication
  • Minimally-invasive surgery

Tell your doctor if the pain lasts longer than reasonably expected following a surgery or injury.


If you’re 55 or older and suffering from chronic pain, contact the Marshall Senior Pain & Wellness Center at 304-691-6779.

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