Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Mount Juliet and Murfreesboro, TN

Chronic Pain

At least 20% of American adults have chronic pain. At the Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, with Nashville area offices in Murfreesboro and Mount Juliet, Tennessee, the experienced pain specialists led by Son Le, MD, offer nonsurgical pain management using the most innovative leading-edge approaches. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What are the most common causes of chronic pain?

Chronic pain has four main causes: Age-related problems, disease, congenital differences, and injury. Some of the most common conditions that fall under these causes are: 

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Neuropathy 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal compression fractures due to osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Failed back syndrome (after back surgery)
  • Whiplash

The Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation has advanced diagnostic options like X-rays, CT scans, electromyography (EMG), musculoskeletal ultrasound, and bone scans to find the true cause of your pain. 

Why do so many people live with chronic pain?

About 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain today and many end up giving up on ever finding relief. The reason for this can be complicated and unique to every person, but one common complaint is that most chronic pain treatments are only intended for short-term relief. 

While some drugs, like opioids, provide effective pain relief, they last for just hours before your pain returns. And many pain medications can lead to drug dependence and highly undesirable side effects. 

Another reason why so many people decide to live with back pain instead of treating it is a strong desire to avoid surgery. Nobody wants to go through the complicated and painful recovery period after surgery, so they often resign themselves to constant daily pain instead.

At the Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, the team of experts solves both issues by addressing pain at its root and focusing on the most advanced nonsurgical solutions for pain relief.

How is chronic pain treated?

Nearly all cases of chronic pain improve with nonsurgical measures, but not every medical practice has access to the newest leading-edge pain management therapies. 

The team includes leading specialists from the fields of pain medicine, orthopedics, anesthesiology, neurology, biomechanics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. They come together to create personalized chronic pain treatments using the newest nonsurgical techniques. 

Some common approaches include: 

  • Medication management 
  • Steroid and anesthetic injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Amniotic tissue allograft
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • The Vertiflex™ procedure
  • Kyphoplasty
  • VIA Disc NP®
  • Intrathecal drug pump
  • Spinal cord stimulation

The treatment options are all focused on treating your chronic pain at its starting point to ultimately provide true long-term pain relief. 

To learn more, call the Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation or book your appointment online today.