The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as: An unpleasant sensory and/or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in term of such damage. Pain is actually a message sent along the nerves to let the brain know that something is damaging the body.
Identifying Your Pain
The most common origins of head and neck pain are neurogenic (nerve root compression, peripheral neuropathy, herpetic neuralgia), soft tissue pain (cervical strain, myofascial pain), musculoskeletal pain (degenerative joint disease, fracture, neoplasm, degenerative disk disease), or sympathetic pain. Depending on pain origin, there are different treatment options
Get Help For Your Pain
At Interventional Pain Associates in Austin, TX we offer conservative and medically-proven pain management treatment combined with a healthy dose of compassionate care. We approach pain management as a partnership with our patients whether we are recommending the best treatment for your condition or listening to your concerns.
Treatment Options For Pain
Pain treatment begins with an assessment of the severity of the pain. Commonly, the first steps of treatment are rest, application of cold or heat and intake of OTC (over the counter) medication. The next step in the treatment of pain is a combination of physical therapy and prescribed pain medication.