Reducing Pain So You Can Live Fully
Pain is not a one-note sensation. Human beings may experience many types of pain, at different times or all at once, caused or worsened by genetics, accidents, habits, and even stress.
At Willamette Pain and Spine, pain reduction is our mission. We pursue every intervention and therapy available so you can regain as much functional ability as possible and embrace life with renewed hope. We treat a wide variety of pain-related conditions, including:
- Back, neck, and extremity pain: The spine enables human beings to walk erect and supports our bodies as we sit, stand, and engage in physical activity. Correct posture is linked to increased confidence and healthy breathing habits. However, a sedentary lifestyle can take a toll on the spine’s ability to support us, as can physical trauma and congenital issues that alter the shape and functional ability of the body. Our team is experienced in treating discomfort at the source, so you can return to your normal routine.
- Sciatica: When pain radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg, the pain you experience is referred to as sciatica. While sciatica typically only affects one side of the body, it can be severely limiting and uncomfortable, especially during activities that require sitting, like driving and desk work.
- Arthritis: This inflammation of the joints can take on over 100 different forms. While osteoarthritis is the most common form, resulting from age, infection of the joint, or trauma, all types cause debilitating discomfort due to joint strain and inflammation.
- Cancer pain: Cancer and cancer treatment can cause various types of physical pain. As tumors grow, they may put pressure on nerves and organs. In other cases, tissue destruction around the cancer or chemicals secreted by the cancer can cause dull, aching, or sharp pain. Cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, can cause tender scars, burning sensations, and nerve damage. Our specialists have years of experience working with cancer patients.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: This condition is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain. While everyone undergoes disc degeneration with age, not everyone experiences the associated pain. For those that do, our clinic offers multiple treatments to help you regain physical comfort.
- Chronic Pelvic Pain: Both women and men may experience persistent pain in the pelvic region, which may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, chronic bladder infection, or scar tissue from injury or surgery. In women, chronic pelvic pain may originate from endometriosis, adenomyosis, or uterine fibroids. If pelvic pain lasts for more than 6 months, or if the discomfort is severe enough to disrupt your sleep, work, or enjoyment of life, our therapies can help.
- Interstitial Cystitis: This condition is also called painful bladder syndrome and refers to the experience of chronic bladder pressure or pain, mild or severe.
- Shingles: This viral infection causes a painful rash that can occur anywhere on the body. The rash often manifests as a stripe of blisters.
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Regional pain syndrome affects the limbs, including the arms, legs, hands, and feet, after an injury or trauma. The affected areas manifest dramatic changes in skin color and temperature, as well as swelling.
- Complex Pain Problems: The central nervous system contains the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system carries nerve signals from the central nervous system to other areas of the body. Because of the complexity of this system, discomfort in one area can radiate out, causing pain in another area. Our experts have years of experience treating complex pain issues and are ready to help you manage and alleviate your discomfort.
At Willamette Pain and Spine, we believe that no one should have to live with chronic, persistent, and intractable pain. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you manage your severe pain, including coordinating services with your other physicians and incorporating a wide variety of treatments into our multidisciplinary approach. We’re here to help!