Dr. Patricia Delzell of Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants (AMMC) provides insights on major conditions that cause chronic pain. Millions of people in America alone suffer from chronic pain. They consult several physicians and specialists and even undergo an MRI only to find that everything appears normal in most of the cases. Those recovering from surgeries or injuries also can experience pain much later in their life. People who experience chronic pain try to deal with it and are not aware that it is a condition. First of all, it is important to understand what chronic pain is. Anyone experiencing pain that does not go away with medications or treatments or exercising is called chronic pain.
Every patient’s history is different. While some are recovering from an injury or a scar, others might be dealing with serious infections. The best solution is to find the root cause of the problem starting with understanding patient history. Dr. Delzell talks about how to identify pain and who is at risk. Any individual may be at risk – some more than others. There are three basic risk factors: Biological wherein the patient’s physical characteristics (age, genetics, race, obesity) and medical history (past injuries, surgeries) play an important role; Lifestyle factor wherein the patient’s poor lifestyle choices will lead to pain; and lastly the psychological risk factor which is usually linked with the patient’s personality or mood, anxiety disorders, childhood trauma, etc.
If not diagnosed on time, the pain could take a toll on the patients’ personal and professional life. A lot of tests are conducted such as CT scan, MRI, X-RAY, EMG, etc. Upon finding the reason, doctors may prescribe medications, treatments, physical therapy, or surgery, based on severity. There are certain cases where MRIs and CTs do not show any chronic changes in soft tissues yet patients suffer from tremendous pain. Persistent pain in hips, buttocks, legs, feet, hands, etc. could be the result of chronic tissue injury resulting in poorly functioning muscles, nerve entrapments or scar. Diagnostic ultrasound is the best way to identify and in many cases treat these chronic conditions.
Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants treatments are based on ultrasound diagnostics wherein high spatial resolution of musculoskeletal ultrasound will allow doctors to evaluate the internal details of tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, and fascia. Dr. Delzell, a national expert in peripheral nerve entrapments, uses ultrasound to find and treat the underlying cause of chronic pain, even if the patient has had a prior normal MRI or EMG. This clinic specializes in helping people with chronic physical pain. They have the expertise, reputation, and equipment to offer individualized treatment plans.
The article provided in the link below is a must-read for every individual who is experiencing chronic pain. It will provide a detailed insight on many of the issues that are often ignored by the patients and even by qualified practitioners.
About Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants
Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants is a leader in integrative pain management with a focus on ultrasound diagnostic solutions, ultrasound-guided treatments of musculoskeletal scar, and therapies to provide relief from chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Dr. Patricia Delzell, MD
Advanced Musculoskeletal Medicine Consultants, Inc.
8398 Kinsman Road Suite 1
Novelty, OH 44072
Email: [email protected]
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