When should you consider seeing an Summa pain specialist for back pain, ankle pain, possible carpal tunnel syndrome and other painful conditions?
If you’ve tried ice, rest, and over-the-counter treatments to treat your pain, but you’re still not feeling better or able to do the things you love, it’s time to see a Summa pain specialist.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something’s wrong and that you need to pay attention. Many people ignore their symptoms or believe they’ll just go away with time. In some cases, this is true, but in other cases, it is not.
Don’t ignore recurring, worsening pain in your ankles, neck, back, wrists or other parts of your body. If the pain is harming your quality of life, work, sleep or mobility, Dr. Pannozzo, an Summa pain specialist, is here to help. He’s helped thousands of Arizonians recapture their quality of life and return to doing the things they love: golf, running, tennis, biking and more.
The Difference Between Acute & Chronic Pain:
Knowing when to see a pain doctor is based on knowing the difference between acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is the “normal” pain that we all experience as a result of overexertion, exercise, sleeping wrong or just plain everyday stress and it lessens and disappears in days or a week. Chronic pain, on the other hand, is serious and requires the diagnosis and care of a pain specialist. Chronic pain is a condition which lasts for weeks, months or years and seriously affects your productivity, quality of life and becomes debilitating.
The road to relief begins by discussing your symptoms with a pain management doctor, who can formulate a treatment plan that works best for you.
If you’re experiencing pain, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you unable to sleep, work, enjoy activities or recreation?
- Are you taking pain relievers or prescription drugs to dull or mask the pain?
- Does the pain make you nauseous, sick, or disoriented?
- Is the pain getting worse with time?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t delay seeking pain treatment another day. The pain experts at Summa Pain Treatment have helped thousands of people just like you overcome pain and lead more productive, healthy and full lives. How can Dr. Pannozzo help you or your loved ones live a more enjoyable, pain-free life? Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Phoenix, Chandler, and Peoria pain center locations. Together, we can conquer pain.
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