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Pain Management Services — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Abdominal pain, also called stomach pain or belly pain, is pain below the chest and above the groin. It is a symptom and not a condition.
  • The two types of back pain are acute, which typically occurs after a fall, injury or heavy lifting, and chronic, which persists for three months or longer.
  • Cancer Pain

    Cancer pain can result from tests and treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or biopsy. Cancer pain can also occur from the cancer itself: As a tumor grows, it can push on nerves, bones, organs or the spine. Cancer pain can be acute or chronic.
  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain occurs when pain signals from the brain last for months, even years. Chronic pain can be caused by, or made worse by, many conditions, including headaches or migraines, back pain, arthritis and nerve damage (neuropathy). Because of its ongoing nature, chronic pain can also cause depression.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that sometimes occurs following injury or surgery. CRPS causes intense pain that can become worse with time. CRPS typically affects the arms, hands, legs and feet. CRPS can cause a burning sensation and changes in skin color and temperature.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage (neuropathy) caused by diabetes or poorly controlled blood sugar. Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning and/or pain in the feet, legs and hands.
  • Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes muscle pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, fatigue and "tender points” that hurt when even a little pressure is applied.
  • Headaches are the most common form of pain. Headache types include migraines and tension headaches.
  • Migraines are a common form of vascular headache. There are two main types: migraine with aura (previously called “classic migraine”) and migraine without aura.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (also called chronic myofascial pain) is a condition in which connective tissue called fascia tightens and contracts. This is usually from an injury or overuse (repetitive motion).
  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain is common and often results from strain or tension caused by everyday activities, such as routinely sleeping, working or watching TV in an uncomfortable position. Other, more serious possible causes include sprains, fractures and spinal stenosis.
  • Neuralgia is pain associated with nerve disease or damage. The pain can be characterized by a sharp, stabbing or throbbing sensation.
  • Neuropathy refers to any disorder in which the body’s nerves are damaged and do not work properly. The damage may be to a single nerve or to several nerves. Examples of neuropathy symptoms are numbness, tingling, weakness and pain.
  • Pelvic pain is pain that occurs in the lowest part of the abdomen, below the belly button. It is a symptom and not a disease.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain

    Sacroiliac joint pain, also known as SI joint pain, is pain caused by damage to the sacroiliac joint, which connects the hip to the spine. It is a common cause of lower back pain.
  • Sciatica occurs when there is damage to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which causes nerve pain. The sciatic nerve starts in the low back and runs down the back or side of the leg.
  • Shingles is a painful skin rash with blisters. It affects people who have had chicken pox, usually over age 50. There is no cure for shingles, but a vaccine can prevent it or reduce its symptoms.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes excruciating pain frequently described as a lightning strike or electric shock to the face.