Joint Pain Specialist

Neuro Pain Consultants

Pain Management and Anesthesia Physicians located in Bloomfield Hills, MI & Clarkston, MI

Joint pain can be easy to ignore at first. However, those occasional aches and pains can become constant companions and start to limit your life in appreciable ways. At Neuro Pain Consultants, the board-certified pain management specialists offer a host of treatments designed to help you move more freely again. To learn more about your treatment options for joint pain, call one of the clinic locations in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Macomb Township, and West Bloomfield, Michigan, or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

When it comes to joint pain, the primary culprit is arthritis. This condition affects approximately 54 million people in the United States, and this number is expected to rise to more than 78 million by 2040 as the population ages.

Arthritis is a catchall term for many different diseases that cause pain and inflammation in your joints. At the top of the list are:

Osteoarthritis

Of the many forms of arthritis, this one is the most prevalent, with 31 million diagnoses in the U.S. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage in your joints begins to break down, causing your bones to rub together painfully.

Rheumatoid arthritis

This form of the disease as an autoimmune disorder that mistakenly attacks the synovium in your joints, causing pain and inflammation.

There are other forms of arthritis that cause joint pain, including infectious, post-traumatic, and metabolic forms of the disease.

Outside of arthritis, injury is the next leading cause of joint pain. From ligament tears to bone fractures, joint pain is a common symptom of many injuries.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

To start, your doctor at Neuro Pain Consultants sits down with you to review your symptoms and your medical history. Once they have an idea about the nature of your joint pain, they order advanced imaging, such as X-rays and MRIs, to get a closer look at what’s going on inside your painful joints.

How is joint pain treated?

The main goal at Neuro Pain Consultants is to provide you with long-lasting solutions that end your discomfort and help you return to an active, healthy lifestyle. When it comes to joint pain, the doctors use a number of effective treatments, including:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and antiepileptic drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Holistic medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine, namely stem cell and PRP therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • PRICE method: Protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to joint pain so your doctor customizes a treatment plan to fit your unique needs. Rest assured, your doctor leaves no stone unturned when it comes to remedying your joint pain.

To free yourself from joint pain, call Neuro Pain Consultants or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation.

 

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