Chronic Pain Specialist

Pain Management located in Colorado Springs, CO
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Colorado Springs, CO


Pain that lasts three or more months is chronic pain. This type of pain is complex, and no single treatment works for all. At Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs, Helen-Elena Emegbagha, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and the team take a personalized and comprehensive approach to chronic pain, creating plans that stop your pain from controlling your life. Call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or schedule your chronic pain evaluation online today.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain includes any type of pain that affects any part of your body and lasts more than three months. The pain may range from mild to severe, happen all the time, or come and go. 

Chronic pain can make it hard to work or enjoy time with your family and friends. It can also lead to other health problems like depression or anxiety. 

What are some types of chronic pain?

You can develop chronic pain following an acute injury or from an underlying medical condition. Types of chronic pain include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathy

Some people develop chronic pain following an acute injury or illness because their body develops a heightened sensitivity to pain. It’s also possible to have pain and not know why.

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs specializes in chronic pain, creating plans that help patients get relief from their discomfort to go back to living their life. If you have chronic pain, Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs can help.

What can I expect during a chronic pain evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive and patient-centered evaluation when you visit Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs for chronic pain. Your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, including the location, the type of discomfort you feel, and the activities that make it worse.

They perform a physical examination, paying close attention to the source of your pain. They also run lab work and imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis that might explain your chronic pain condition. 

What are some treatments for chronic pain?

Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs personalizes chronic pain treatment based on the cause, the severity of symptoms, and your medical history. No single treatment works for all, even for those with the same diagnosis. 

Your provider at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs teams with you, creating a plan that includes medication, procedures, or interventions, such as:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pain medication
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Deep joint injections

The goal of your plan is to get you as pain-free as possible. 

To find out more about chronic pain management at Colorado Pain Relief of Colorado Springs, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.