Chronic Pain

If you are living with chronic nerve pain, you deserve to undergo treatments that bring you real relief. At The Atlas Institute, we offer a full spectrum of treatments to address and resolve chronic nerve pain in Denver. 

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What CausesChronic Pain?

Chronic nerve pain (neuropathic pain) may be the result of an injury, trauma, poor blood flow to the nerves, or a physical condition triggered by excessive alcohol consumption, a deficiency, or the sign or effect of a disease. The conditions and illnesses that can leave a patient with chronic or recurring bouts of serious pain include cancer and cancer treatments, infections such as shingles, MS, diabetes, stroke, surgeries, nerve compression, nerve injury, or a severed nerve.

Types of Chronic Nerve Pain

Chronic nerve pain can affect all body areas, including the head, neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hip, leg, knee, foot, or ankle. The types of chronic nerve pain include:

  • Migraines: Those who suffer from chronic migraines face challenges other people may not fully understand. The pain associated with migraines is an intense pounding that can last hours or days. Movement, bright lights, odors, or loud noise tend to make the pain worse. A migraine could bring nausea, vomiting, blind spots, stiff neck, lightheadedness, and worsened pain during physical activities. 
  • Diabetic neuropathy: Chronic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy can include numbness, sharp pains, cramps, tingling, burning, muscle weakness, and other serious complications.
  • Compression mononeuropathy: This condition affects a single nerve and involves a nerve that is entrapped, leading to severe pain, burning, tingling, loss of sensation, or weakness.
    Thoracic radiculopathy: Commonly called a “pinched nerve,” this condition can cause tingling, pain, numbness, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, tenderness, and chronic shoulder pain.
  • Lumbar radiculopathy: Nerve inflammation at the lower back, with symptoms of pain or discomfort in the back and lower legs.
  • Focal neuropathy: Damage to a single nerve in the hand, head, body, or leg.

Treatments for ChronicNerve-Related Pain

The treatment plan for chronic pain will be based on a series of diagnostic tests. These tests, which can include ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT scan, MR neurography, nerve conduction studies, and EMG (electromyogram). Once the source of the chronic pain is identified, a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed and implemented to bring relief.
At The Atlas Institute, the treatment plan could include one or more of the following nerve pain relief strategies:

  • Braces, splints
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nerve repair surgery
  • Nerve graft surgery
  • Nerve implant surgery
  • Nerve freeing surgery
  • Exercise programs
  • Laser therapy
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Chronic Pain Symptoms

Nerve-related chronic pain can come with a range of symptoms, including:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Burning pain
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Dull, constant pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Reduced sensation
  • Itchy sensation
  • Sensitive to touch 
  • Difficulty feeling heat or cold
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heavy sensation in legs
  • Excessive sweating
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Why Choose The Atlas Institute to Treat Chronic Pain?

The Atlas Institute is a state-of-the-art nerve center, equipped with the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technology. The medical professionals at the center deliver surgical and non-surgical solutions for chronic nerve pain.

Many other providers do not fully understand the impact of chronic pain and are not equipped with the testing protocols necessary to identify the cause. With a directed treatment plan, chronic pain can be decreased or gone completely.

Many people who suffer from various types of chronic pain become frustrated, attempting to resolve chronic pain, being passed from doctor to doctor, without an accurate diagnosis or effective treatment. In some cases, real pain with a physical source is considered to be exaggerated or a mental problem. The providers at The Atlas Institute believe those who suffer from chronic pain should be able to access treatments that restore normal function, with pain and discomfort significantly reduced or entirely gone. At the Atlas Institute, the treatment will be performed by a medical professional who has advanced training in nerve specific maladies.

Relief From Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain greatly reduces overall quality of life. It can be impossible to enjoy life. Our nerve specialists in Denver at The Atlas Institute are dedicated to helping patients achieve lasting relief from chronic pain. 

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