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When To Visit A Pain Clinic

They say pain is a natural part of life, and while that may be true metaphorically, no one should ever have to live life in constant pain. Even at different levels — mild, moderate, and severe — pain is never a pleasant experience and takes away from you doing the things you want.

If you live with chronic pain, a pain management specialist can help you find relief. So, how do you know when it’s time to see a pain specialist? Here are some tips.

The Pain is Chronic

Chronic pain can severely impact your quality of life. If it’s chronic, it has probably colored your perception of things and affected your relationship with your loved ones. Perhaps you have had to adjust your activities and refrain from doing the things you love. If your pain comes frequently or with great intensity, it’s time to see a pain specialist at a pain clinic. Another way to tell is if you are forced to take pain medications on a regular basis. Pain medicine is for occasional use only. If you are required to take it on a regular basis, it means you need pain management. A pain clinic can take a look at your condition and the medications you are taking to assess whether there are better pain management resources, treatments, or medications out there for you.

You Are Reliant on Opioids

Common causes of chronic pain include sciatica, cancer, shingles, injuries, and surgery or postoperative pain. If you are prescribed opioid medication and rely on it on a regular basis, you are at high risk of becoming dependent – or worse, may already be. Opioids are not good for long-term use as they are highly addictive and come with harmful side effects. If you are on opioids, it’s best to see a pain management specialist to find other, safer solutions to your pain.

Your Pain is Caused by a Lifelong, Chronic Condition

If you have pain that comes from a chronic condition that you cannot treat, it’s best to see a pain management specialist. Chronic conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, can cause a lot of pain. Just because you have the condition doesn’t mean you also have to live with the pain it causes. In most cases, pain management clinics are equipped to lower your pain symptoms so you live a better quality of life – regardless of the underlying chronic condition causing it.

Pain Management Physicians in Oregon and Washington

Whether your pain is caused by trauma from an accident, a chronic condition, or age-related issues, a pain management expert can help you live with less or no pain through safe and effective pain management solutions. At Lynx Healthcare, our experts can relieve your pain symptoms effectively and efficiently – regardless of the underlying cause. Visit us today and see how we can help you.

To schedule an appointment with our skilled pain management specialists, call Lynx Healthcare at (509) 591-0070 or request an appointment now. We have locations in Tri-Cities, Spokane, Goldendale, Oregon, Walla Walla, and Yakima for your convenience. We look forward to serving you!

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