We Can Help
In recent years there has been an explosion of new information and diagnostic tools, so it’s easier to get to the root cause of the pain. Involving a patient and encouraging them to work for their own goals puts us on the right track. The Illinois Pain Institute believes there are some challenges along the way. Some patients may ask for more medication than is optimum, some may seek too little, some might be reluctant to take medication at all. But the keys to overcoming such challenges all stem from properly educating our patients and effectively supervising the entire treatment plan.
As defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP),
“Pain is an unpleasant sensory and/or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”
Pain left untreated may lead to disabling pain in the future, causing physical limitations.