Chronic Pain

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

Medical researchers estimate that over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain. But with integrative treatments offered by Brent Henderson, DO, and Jeff Halford, DO, at Pain Management of Oklahoma, you won’t have to live with chronic pain another day. You can book your chronic pain evaluation at the practice locations in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, directly by calling to speak with a team member at the location nearest you.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

It’s normal to have aches and pains after an injury. But as you heal, that pain should gradually improve. Doctors define chronic pain as any discomfort that lasts at least 12 weeks. Pain can be sharp, dull, burning, or aching, but no matter how minor or how severe it is, you should have a medical evaluation to find a treatment solution. 

Why do I have chronic pain?

Chronic pain can occur anywhere in your body -- from your head to your toes. You may have localized pain or widespread pain. In any case, ongoing pain may be related to any of the following conditions:

  • Migraine 
  • Arthritis 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Previous injury 
  • Endometriosis 
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy) 
  • Cancer and related treatments
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ or TMD)

In some cases, surgery is to blame. Undergoing a surgical procedure, even if it’s minimally invasive, involves cutting through connective tissues and nerves. While you should heal properly, sometimes chronic pain ensues. 

When should I see a doctor for chronic pain?

Chronic pain is never something you should ignore and with the help of Pain Management of Oklahoma, you have options for treatment. Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford encourage you to have an evaluation if your chronic pain is:

  • Disrupting your sleep
  • Not improving or worsening after several months
  • Making you miss out on enjoyable activities or work

You should also come in to Pain Management of Oklahoma if you experience numbness, decreased range of motion, or difficulty walking because of your pain.

Is there an effective treatment for chronic pain?

Yes! Pain Management of Oklahoma specializes in integrative, holistic chronic pain treatments, so you can expect highly effective, lasting relief. Depending on the cause of your chronic pain — Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford provide comprehensive diagnostic testing — your treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal nerve blocks, such as lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Occipital nerve blocks (for migraines)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Steroid injections

One thing’s for certain: with the help of the expert physicians at Pain Management of Oklahoma, you won’t have to suffer with chronic pain another day. Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford are diligent about finding just the right solution for your needs. 

Before suffering from chronic pain any longer, contact Pain Management of Oklahoma for an evaluation. You can schedule online or you can call the clinic nearest you to book a visit.