Most pain subsides after an injury heals or an illness runs its course. But with chronic pain syndrome, pain can last for months and even years after the body heals. It can even occur when there’s no known trigger for the pain. There are a variety of chronic pain disorders that carry many different names (chronic pain syndrome, CRPS, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, etc.); however, they all drastically decrease the standard of living for those who suffer from them. These conditions are complex, poorly understood, and often difficult to treat. They are usually multi-factorial and require several specialists to be involved in their treatment.
Chronic pain syndrome takes a toll on both your physical and mental health. While the pain is often constant, there may be flares of more intense pain due to increases in stress or activity. While other symptoms such as fatigue, memory issues, and poor sleep are often present, one of the most significant symptoms of these disorders is musculoskeletal pain. Typically, patients with these conditions benefit from evaluation and treatment by an osteopathic musculoskeletal specialist. Dr. Hennenhoefer will work with you to determine what treatments your body can tolerate and provide the most relief.
Dr. Hennenhoefer combines hands-on manipulation with other modalities such as dry needling and home exercise programs to address a variety of factors that contribute to your chronic pain. In doing so, patients will often notice a decrease in their pain level, an increase in their function, and an overall improvement in their quality of life.
In the end, our goal is to relieve pain and get you back to living your full life. We believe in a systematic approach to chronic pain treatment, as well as working with patients’ entire healthcare team for better treatment results.
Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hennenhoefer for chronic pain treatment. Learn how to understand your symptoms and start on a path toward wellness.