Chronic Pain Specialist

The Pain Relief and Wellness Center

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Bay City, TX & Lake Jackson, TX

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, Ajay Aggarwal, MD, and his team at The Pain Relief Center can provide relief. Located in Bay City and Lake Jackson, Texas, the experienced team offers the most cutting-edge treatments available for chronic pain, including regenerative therapies like stem cell injections. Don’t let chronic pain control your life any longer. Call The Pain Relief Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain describes having persistent pain for at least six months. In most cases, chronic pain is due to a long-term medical condition like fibromyalgia, natural degeneration associated with aging, or an injury. You can also experience chronic pain in different forms, like headaches, joint pain from arthritis, or repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel. Some kinds of acute pain can also become chronic.

Without treatment, chronic pain can negatively affect your quality of life. In addition to pain, you might also experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia or poor sleep
  • Decreased interest in daily activities you used to enjoy

It’s also common to have mood changes when you suffer from chronic pain, including irritability, depression, and anxiety.

What is pain management?

Dr. Aggarwal and his team have advanced training in pain management. This specialized field of medicine deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating a wide range of painful health conditions.

Pain management offers several solutions for chronic pain, including:

  • Identifying the source of your pain
  • Determining the most effective course of treatment
  • Managing your long-term medication usage
  • Introducing cutting-edge therapies to help you avoid surgery
  • Controlling even the most complex pain conditions that haven’t responded to traditional therapies
  • Providing rehabilitative care after surgical procedures

Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain associated with a medical condition like fibromyalgia or spinal issues, Dr. Aggarwal and his team can provide relief and restore your vitality.

How are chronic pain conditions diagnosed and managed?

During your appointment, Dr. Aggarwal and his team perform a comprehensive medical exam to identify the source of your pain. They might also recommend additional tests, like MRIs or X-rays, nerve conduction studies and EMGs, or a neuropsychological examination.

Based on the cause of your chronic pain, Dr. Aggarwal and his team might recommend different types of therapies, such as:

  • Medications, like pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
  • Botox® injections
  • Nerve blocks or trigger point injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Stem cell injections
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Spinal cord stimulators

Dr. Aggarwal and his team also take a whole-body approach to pain management and might suggest customized exercise programs to improve your aerobic fitness and stretch your muscles, as well as relaxation techniques to help relieve muscle tension and anxiety.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, call The Pain Relief Center or schedule an appointment online today.