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Chronic Pain

Summit Primary Care -  - Family Medicine

Summit Primary Care

Family Medicine located in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Pueblo, CO & La Junta, CO

More than 11% of adults live with chronic pain, and nearly all of them struggle with significant daily pain that stops them from enjoying life. The Summit Primary Care team specializes in chronic pain management, creating multidisciplinary treatment plans that improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re ready to get back to an active lifestyle, call one of the offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, La Junta, or Pueblo, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?

Acute pain represents a natural response to an injury or illness. This type of pain serves as a warning that something is wrong, and then it goes away within a few months or when the problem heals.

Chronic pain lasts at least three months or longer and, in some cases, indefinitely. Ongoing pain may develop from an underlying health condition such as arthritis, chronic joint instability, or degenerative disc disease.

Your chronic pain may also begin as acute pain that doesn’t get better. When you have intense or ongoing pain, your nerves become hypersensitive, a condition that can lead to chronic pain.

Why do I need specialized care for chronic pain?

Chronic pain seldom responds well to routine medical care. Even potent and dangerous opioids fail to provide long-lasting relief for chronic pain. That’s why the Summit Primary Care team takes a holistic and balanced approach to treating chronic pain.

Your provider begins by identifying the physical, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of your pain. Then, they develop a pain management plan that draws from multidisciplinary treatments, with the overall goal of:

  • Improving your quality of life
  • Decreasing the need for pain-relieving medications
  • Achieving effective pain reduction
  • Enhancing your overall recovery

The Summit Primary Care team also specializes in interventional pain management. This type of treatment targets the source of your pain, often by injecting medications directly into a joint or at the nerves causing your pain.

What services might I receive for chronic pain?

Summit Primary Care develops a personalized treatment plan that may include one or more options such as:

  • Medication management
  • Corticosteroid joint injections
  • Hyaluronic acid joint injections
  • Carpal tunnel injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Plantar fasciitis injections
  • Toradol injections
  • Botox® injections
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Structured exercises
  • Weight loss management

Chronic pain shares at least one quality with other chronic health conditions—they don’t have a cure. Instead, they require exceptional, long-term management.

If you have chronic pain, Summit Primary Care’s pain management services help you rehabilitate and maximize your quality of life. Your provider routinely assesses your response to treatment and the degree of pain relief you achieve; then, they adjust your pain management plan as needed.

If you live with chronic pain, help is available at Summit Primary Care. Call or schedule an appointment online today.