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No one deserves chronic pain that disrupts daily activities which should otherwise be enjoyed to the fullest. Puget Sound Pain Clinic will give you utmost care and pave the way for a better quality of life. We create custom individual care through giving our patients a personalized atmosphere incorporated with exceptional service provided by our experienced, professional team of certified physicians. We treat each patient through utilizing state of the art technology, diagnostic tools and therapeutics, ensuring you receive everything you need in its highest form and the most effective treatment. We value your trust and we strive to maintain that in a life long relationship with you. Our health care facility focuses on a multidisciplinary approach in the management of chronic pain where you will become well aware of your condition, know what has to be done on your part to manage pain, improve your strength and endurance and acquire skills that would allow you to cope with pain easier and be in control of your body. You can rely on us that the various safe and highly effective treatments you will receive will significantly reduce or eliminate the pain you are experiencing and deal with unproductivity. The sooner you allow Puget Sound Pain Clinic to help you, the sooner you will break free from pain and regain the quality of life you deserve.

Arthritis

Inflammation is part of the natural healing of our body’s system but when it gets out of hand, it may lead to chronic illness that can damage joints and harm an individual’s overall health. Joint inflammation, usually referred to as arthritis, is a rheumatic disease that affects many people given the vast number of ailments concerning the joints and tissues that surround it. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types and the cause depends on this. It is mainly due to wear and tear of cartilage, such as the aging process, or an overactive immune system. Bacterial and viral infections, uric acid crystals, injury and other underlying disease such as lupus or gout can also cause arthritis. Though there are different symptoms of this condition that may be experienced, pain, stiffness and swelling would be the most prominent. Treatments may vary but the goal would be to significantly reduce the painful state of the joints and the affected muskuloskeletal system and relieve the symptoms, allowing for a more active, normal life.

Disc Disease

One of the most common causes of lumbar pain and neck pain, degenerative disc disease can affect an individual’s activities and quality of life if left untreated. This is a condition brought about by the changes in the spinal discs, which are soft, compressible and allow the spine to bend and twist and be flexible. The age-related disc disease is caused by loss of fluid in the spinal disc, making it thinner and lose its ability as a shock absorber and cushion for the spine. Wear and tear yields cracks in the outer layer of the discs, and the material inside which is similar to jelly is forced out which is why the disc ruptures, and may bulge or break. Degenerative disc disease could eventually lead to osteoarthritis where tissues protecting joints breakdown and become damaged. It can also advance into a condition called sciatica, which results from disc herniation wherein there would be an abnormal buldge of a spinal disc, or spinal stenosis which would mean the narrowing of the opening of the spinal canal which holds the spinal cord. The degeneration and breakdown of these discs may happen as you age, and makes it prone to rupture that leads to chronic, radiating pain and treatment varies according to its severity.

Fibromyalgia

Musculoskeletal pain which comes with fatigue, memory fog, painful and tender joints, mood issues or sleep problems are the main signs of fibromyalgia. This disease amplifies painful sensations through affecting the brain’s process in regards to brain signals. While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, it may be rooted to physical trauma, psychological stress, infection or surgery, altering the body’s way of regulating mood and pain. Some significant pain include tension headaches and TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders. People who have fibromyalgia may exhibit anxiety and depression and could most likely experience irritable bowel syndrome. This disease affects the body’s muscles and soft tissues. Heightened pain along with Trigger points found on specific places of the neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips and legs would hurt a lot when pressure is applied on them. Getting adequate amounts of sleep, regular exercise, proper diet, along with the right treatment could altogether help relieve the discomfort of this disease.

Muscle Pain

Muscle Pain or myalgia can be a sign of various disorders or diseases of the body. It is defined simply as pain or aches in the muscles. Sore and aching muscles can arise anywhere in the body since the entire body is made up of parts with muscle tissue,. Muscle pain is usually felt around the neck, back, arms and legs, ranging from mild to debilitating pain. Sometimes it can go away in just a few days and could be persistent, lingering for months on end. It results from tension, strenuous physical activities, and acquiring injury such as muscle sprains and strains, or too much stress. Muscle pain is commonly experienced with overexerting or over stretching the muscles. Medical conditions could also cause muscle pain, including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, infection, dermatomyositis which is both inflammation and rash, and polymyositis which is both inflammation and tenderness on a specific part of the body.

Radicular Nerve Pain

Pain that radiates into the body’s lower extremities or other parts of the body due to spinal nerve roots that have been irritated or inflammation of the nerve root is what radicular nerve pain is. It can be caused by inflammation, compression, irritation and injury impacting a spinal nerve root. Compression of the spinal nerve around the neck causes tingling and weakness in the arms, while compression or injury around the lower back would cause tingling, burning and weakness in the legs. These are the basic symptoms and an individual may also feel pricking and numbness in certain areas of the body, as the symptoms vary in each person depending on the location of the nerve that is affected. Radicular nerve pain could be responsible from numb fingertips to excruciating leg pain and may even result to loss of reflexes. It is related to conditions such as herniated disc, osteoarthritis, sciatica, foraminal stenosis and peridural fibrosis.