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Chronic Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, & Richland, WA

Long term pain, also called chronic pain, can worsen if you don’t find an effective way to manage it. At Lynx Healthcare in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and Richland, Washington, the pain management team can help you maintain your mobility and relieve your day-to-day discomfort with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. To find out more about chronic pain and chronic pain management, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain affects many people and can be very difficult to manage, depending on the cause. The definition of chronic pain is pain that lasts for at least 12 weeks. In many cases, it lasts for years. It can even last for the rest of your life. It often stems from an injury that has already fully healed.

To manage your chronic pain, you need an individualized pain management plan that takes your condition, general health, personal preferences, and other needs into account. The Lynx Healthcare team specializes in creating personalized pain management plans to improve your quality of life with chronic pain. 

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain can stem from both injuries and health conditions. You might develop chronic pain after a sports injury, work accident, car accident, or some other form of trauma. No matter the original cause of your tissue damage leading to chronic pain, the Lynx Healthcare team can help. They frequently treat these types of chronic pain and others:

  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS)
  • Chronic migraine
  • Sciatica
  • Phantom limb/stump pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Back or neck pain
  • Arthritis

The team works extensively to make sure you have the right diagnosis so that your treatment is effective. They use advanced imaging like X-rays, and computed tomography (CT) scans to locate the source of your pain and assess the region for visible inflammation and damage. 

How is chronic pain treated?

Lynx Healthcare proudly offers a very extensive list of treatments to reduce chronic pain and its associated symptoms, like immobility or numbness. In the majority of chronic pain cases, they recommend a personalized, multifaceted treatment plan using more than one treatment or strategy and start with a nonoperative approach. 

Depending on a number of factors, including your age, personal preferences, the type of pain you have, and your general health, your chronic pain treatment plan might involve:

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

Additionally, your treatment plan might include physical or occupational therapy to help rehabilitate the region experiencing pain. Physical or occupational therapy can help you maintain your neuromuscular function and continue using the affected area in your day-to-day life despite the pain. 

If you’d like to learn more about chronic pain and chronic pain management strategies, call Lynx Healthcare, or book an appointment online today.