Whole Body Pain
Autoimmune Disorder Pain
Living with an autoimmune disorder can make even simple tasks seem insurmountable. At Capitol Pain Institute, our team of specialists will work closely to understand the challenges you face living with your auto-immune disease. From MS to arthritis to scleroderma, we work with you to develop a comprehensive pain management plan that works for your lifestyle. The treatment will depend on the type of disease but the main goal in working with patients with autoimmune diseases is to help reduce and control inflammation.
Fighting a disease like cancer requires physical, mental and emotional strength, if you are in chronic pain it can be difficult to focus on healing. Our doctors will work with you to develop a pain-management plan to help alleviate your pain due to cancer or cancer treatments so that you can maintain a higher quality of life during and after treatments.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as causalgia or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic, evolving, painful and progressive condition that affects the distal extremities often following a traumatic injury.
Degenerative Joint Disease
Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, is a prevalent and chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the joints gradually breaks down. This leads to joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, almost half of people with MS experience some type of chronic pain. The doctors at Capitol Pain Institute want to help improve your quality of life by helping you manage the pain associated with MS. We work with you to develop a plan dealing with both acute pain like Trigeminal neuralgia and the chronic pain such as burning and tingling that is often associated with MS.
Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and bones. The pain associated with musculoskeletal pain ranges from mild to severe and from acute and short-lived to chronic and may be well localized to area of trauma or injury or diffuse throughout the body depending on the etiology.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form and is due to the normal “wear-and-tear” of the joint due to our daily activities. Over time, normal use of our joints causes the cartilage at the end of the bone to wear down (like the wearing down of the tread on your tires). As the cartilage wears away, there is more friction, which leads to inflammation. Eventually, the cartilage can completely wear away, leading to “bone-on-bone” conditions, which can be extremely painful.
Pain From Injury
Life happens and sometimes our patients have lingering pain after a serious or even minor injury. At Capitol Pain Institute, our goal is to get you back to normal and feeling your best again through the right treatment plan for your injury.
Post Surgical Pain
Capitol Pain Institute understands that while surgery often improves a health issue or concern, there can be lingering surgical pain during the healing process. Our team will work to understand your pain level and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address your pain in a way that best fits your needs during your post-surgical healing.
Chronic post-surgical pain can occur in 5-20% of patients. Pain after surgeries like those listed below can be multi-factorial, including causes such as nerve damage/neuropathy, scar tissue, hardware, and more. Treatment options includes multimodal medications, therapy, nerve blocks/ablations, sympathetic blocks, and in refractory cases, nerve stimulation techniques such as peripheral nerve stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, or spinal cord stimulation.
Common post-surgical pain conditions:
- Post-laminectomy/fusion pain syndrome / failed back surgery syndrome
- Post-surgical foot and ankle pain
- Post-surgical pain after joint replacement
- Post-surgical pain after hernia repair
- Post-thoracotomy pain
- Post-pelvic surgery pain
- Post-amputation pain