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A ccording to the Institute of Medicine, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain yearly, which leads to a reduction in quality of life and loss of productivity. To receive quick and optimal relief from your pain, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Vincent Goux at Atlas Medical Systems at his practices in Chandler and Paradise Valley, Arizona, for comprehensive and thorough pain management.

Are there different types of pain?

There are mainly two types of pain:
Acute Pain

This type is a short-term pain that is usually provoked by an injury or soft tissue damage. As the injured tissue heals, it gradually disappears.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain lasts for a longer time. It usually starts with simple injuries but may become chronic when nerve damage or a long-term illness is present. In some cases, it may happen for no apparent biological reason.

What causes pain?

Anything from injuries to underlying illnesses can cause pain. It can limit your flexibility, mobility, endurance, and strength. While you can get pain from minor bruises and falls, other major causes include:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Damage
  • Trauma

Dr. Goux also considers underlying health conditions such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Also, you’re even at a higher risk of having pain if you:

  • Just had a surgery
  • Have an injury
  • Are overweight or underweight
  • Are an older adult

What treatments are involved in pain management?

Dr. Goux takes a multimodal approach to pain management to give you optimal results. His first course of action is an evaluation.
Dr. Goux pays particular attention while talking with you and carrying out a comprehensive physical examination to pinpoint the exact cause and level of your pain, as well as your treatment options.
He then conducts tests, which may include:

  • Palpation
  • Blood work
  • Cancer screenings
  • Pelvic examinations for women
  • CT scans, X-rays, and MRIs

Based on his findings, Dr. Goux makes a diagnosis and prescribes an individualized treatment method that brings you relief. Treatment can come in the form of:

  • Oral medications
  • Ointment, cream, or patch applied directly on the skin
  • Physiotherapy exercises and massage
  • Injections (such as epidural injections for pain or trigger point injections)

Dr. Goux uses stem cell therapy to repair tissues without resorting to invasive procedures such as surgery.
Every adult has stem cells throughout their body — they’re cells that are manipulated to morph into other specific types of cells. If Dr. Goux thinks stem cell therapy can alleviate your pain, he extracts the cells from certain areas of your body — such as your bone marrow or fat.
After a process of differentiation, he injects the cells into the damaged areas of your body — such as arthritic knees or shoulders — where they help regenerate the damaged tissue and stop the pain.
If you feel pain, contact the Atlas Medical Systems team right away for comprehensive treatment. You can call the office or schedule an appointment online.