Many patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions have a very low quality of life due to the fact that they are in pain all the time. This article is all about quality of life and pain management. How the two are related, and how treating pain conditions can lead to a better quality of life.
Much of pain management is about improving quality of life for each individual patient. Chronic pain conditions can significantly reduce a person’s ability to do their job, or even complete mundane daily tasks. Many patients we treat have trouble doing the laundry, cleaning dishes, or working in the yard, simply because of their pain. It’s one thing to be unable to complete these routine tasks for a few days or weeks while you recover from an acute injury. But with chronic pain patients, this happens every day for months or years on end. Over time, these things build up until the patient’s quality of life is minimal at best.
One of the biggest goals of a pain management physician is to reduce a patient’s pain in the long-term and, as a result, increase their quality of life. Whether that be through prescription medications, pain injections, physical therapy, or other treatments – the ultimate goal is to help the patient reduce their pain so that they can enjoy life.
At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN, we are committed to improving the quality of life for our patients. Our Edina pain management doctors have been helping patients reduce their pain for over twenty years. If you are struggling through life in pain, contact our clinic today and one of our physicians will walk you through your options for pain management. Our pain clinic is located in Edina, but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota. Give us a call today to set up your appointment!