Pain conditions are hard to live with. For those in chronic pain, there may be confusion. You are suffering from back pain, but what causes it? You have been living with chronic daily headaches for months; is it just stress? Or, is your knee pain from an old injury or something else?

At APMI pain management, we are always working to diagnose the cause of your pain. Your specific pain may come from any number of causes, and it is our life’s work to not only find these causes, but then also to treat them with our interventional pain management procedures.

Patient education is a key part of APMI Pain Management Clinic. In the Pain Conditions section, you can search for articles on many pain conditions. These articles cover everything from symptoms, to diagnosis, to treatment options.

General Pain Conditions

Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for three months or more. While some chronic pain conditions are more common than others, and can be from a multitude of causes, chronic pain affects more than 40 million people in the United States alone. In addition to the one that actually suffers, chronic pain places a burden on the family members and friends of a sufferer.

  • Arthritis
  • Celiac Disease: Causes And Treatments For Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Back Pain

As the leading cause of physician’s visits and time away from work, back pain affects 7 out of 10 people in the U.S. every year. Causation of back pain varies, but those with chronic back pain often find it debilitating and suffer from limited quality of life.

  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc Syndrome
  • Bulging Disc Versus A Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc Vs Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Disc Herniation
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Surgery Pain
  • Thoracic Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Body Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

Head & Neck Pain

Everyone will suffer from a headache at least once in their lives, but for those who suffer from chronic headaches, their functionality and quality of life is severely limited. Many headaches are often the result of neck pain, and so it is critical to find a physician who finds the source of your pain. There are many treatment options available for chronic head and neck pain suffers, from injections, chiropractic care, medication management, to the use of technology known as a “pacemaker for pain.”

  • Acute Headaches
  • Cervical Injuries
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Chronic Facial Pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Face Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Motor Vehicle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Nervous System Disease
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash

Lower Extremity Pain

Injuries to the knee are fairly common, especially among athletes. Meniscus tears are extremely common among professional athletes, as they are required to place extreme force and pressure on their knees as they pivot and move. Hip pain can be caused by arthritis, but can also be due to sciatica or other nerve damage in the back.

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Extruded Discs
  • Foot Pain
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Inguinal Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis And Achilles Tendonitis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Upper Extremity Pain

One of the most common upper extremity injuries is a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Elbow injuries occur among both professional and recreational athletes, and can include tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers can be affected by rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, and will cause upper extremity pain. Sometimes, pain, numbness, or tingling in the arm may be associated to nerve damage in the back.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow And Golfer’s Elbow

Other Pain Conditions

  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain in Children
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Reflex Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Workers Compensation Pain Cases