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Chronic Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM & Farmington, NM

Chronic pain can have a serious impact on many parts of your life, including your interpersonal relationships, concentration, sleep schedule, and ability to exercise. At Lynx Healthcare in Farmington and Albuquerque, New Mexico, the team provides personalized interventional pain management services for chronic pain that can improve your quality of life. To explore these treatments, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain or discomfort that lasts for at least 12 weeks, possibly for the rest of your life. It might fluctuate in severity or go away for certain periods of time, but living with it can be a major challenge. 

Chronic pain often comes from old injuries that you’ve already treated. The nerves in the area continue to send pain signals to your brain, which continues to interpret them. In other cases, chronic pain comes from long-term or degenerative health conditions. 

Managing chronic pain works best with an individualized treatment plan since no two cases of chronic pain, even from the same conditions, are exactly alike. The team at Lynx Healthcare evaluates you with a physical exam and may perform tests to confirm your diagnosis or find the cause. 

What causes chronic pain?

You might develop chronic pain after injuries that occur during sports, car accidents, work accidents, or in any other context. Long-term conditions associated with chronic pain tend to develop more gradually. 

The Lynx Healthcare team can treat you for chronic pain associated with:

  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Arthritis 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Back or neck pain
  • Phantom limb
  • Postoperative pain
  • Sciatica
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Headaches or migraines

The team may use imaging tests or lab work to confirm your diagnosis. They use advanced imaging tests to locate the source of your pain and look for inflammation and other indicators. 

How is chronic pain treated?

Lynx Healthcare proudly offers a lengthy selection of surgical and nonsurgical procedures and services for chronic pain of all kinds. In most cases of chronic pain, they suggest a comprehensive treatment plan that uses multiple approaches, starting with nonsurgical treatments and progressing to surgery if necessary.

Possible treatments for your chronic pain include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Cortisone injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Kyphoplasty 
  • Vertebroplasty

Occupational or physical therapy may be necessary to help you manage your pain and improve your mobility. These services can help you maintain your independence while living with chronic pain.

To explore chronic pain management strategies available at Lynx Healthcare, call or book an appointment online today.