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 tend to carry many different names (chronic pain syndrome, CRPS, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, etc.); however, they all can 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 multifactorial and require several specialists to be involved in their muscle pain treatment.
Chronic pain syndrome takes a toll on both your physical and mental health. While the pain can be near-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 will 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 will often combine hands-on joint & muscle pain treatment with dry needling and a home exercise program to address a variety of factors that are contributing 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 the quality of life.
In the end, our goal is the success of your healthcare. We believe in a systematic approach to muscle pain treatment as well as working with patients’ entire healthcare team for better treatment results.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you could be affected by chronic fatigue syndrome. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Hennenhoefer to learn how to understand these symptoms and avoid common triggers.