Understanding Pain

Pain is unfortunately something close to 100 million Americans suffer from and may stem from medical problems, including cancer or arthritis due to an injury or trauma. The occurrence could even appear for no concrete reason whatsoever. At the Pain Clinic of Michigan, we specialize in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain.

Acute Pain
Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammation, or injury to tissues. This type of pain generally comes on suddenly, for example, after trauma or surgery, and may be accompanied by anxiety or emotional distress. The cause of acute pain can usually be diagnosed and treated, and the pain is self-limiting, that is, it is confined to a given period of time and severity. In some rare instances, it can become chronic.

Chronic Pain
Chronic pain persists over a longer period of time than acute pain and is defined as a persistent pain lasting 6 months or more. It can be made much worse by environmental and psychological factors. Chronic pain is a complex medical condition that can be difficult to diagnose and equally challenging to treat. A person may have two or more co-existing chronic pain conditions.

People have different thresholds for pain and so pain itself can be highly subjective and challenging for the sufferer to gauge, explain or make other people understand. It certainly impacts many people on a daily basis, potentially affecting even the simplest of daily activities.
Because each person's pain is unique with different underlying causes, effective communication is crucial to achieving proper pain management. For many reasons, many patients and their healthcare professionals encounter barriers that interfere with open and honest dialogue, especially when it comes to treating pain.At the Pain Clinic of Michigan, we work hard to understand both you and your pain and give you the relief you deserve. We challenge ourselves to serve you and listen to you because we believe this is the first step towards treating your pain. We view our relationship with you as a partnership with the common goal being getting you to a better quality of life where your pain levels are at a minimum.

What is Pain Management?

The physicians at The Pain Clinic of Michigan specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. Our physicians are Board certified in pain management from an ACGME accredited fellowship in pain management and have many years of experience in practicing interventional pain management. Our doctors are well respected among their colleagues and have proven expertise in caring for patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain.

If you suffer from pain, it is important to choose a pain specialist that is Board certified in Pain Management from an ACGME accredited fellowship in pain management, like our physicians at the Pain Clinic of Michigan, because this is the most qualified and experienced person to treat your pain. Many doctors today claim to be pain specialists and pain experts qualified to treat pain but only an ACGME Board certified interventional pain physician is the most qualified person to do this.