Chronic Pain

Pain Management, Medical Marijuana & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in Middle River, MD

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Chronic Pain services offered in Middle River, MD

An estimated 50 million American adults live with chronic pain that limits their mobility and lowers their quality of life. At Assured Care Group, LLC, Laura Joseph, CRNP, offers comprehensive treatment services for chronic pain that results from arthritis, nerve damage, and other medical conditions. Laura focuses on helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief using medications, medical marijuana, and referrals for physical therapy. To schedule a chronic pain consultation using telehealth, call the office in Middle River, Maryland, or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain lasts for six months or longer and can develop after an injury or an illness. Even after you recover, the pain can linger. You can also develop chronic pain from degenerative changes in your body that occur as you get older.

Common causes of chronic pain can include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spine injuries
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Headaches and migraines

Some people experience chronic pain as a psychological response to anxiety and depression or severe stress. You can also develop persistent pain following surgery to treat another medical condition.

When should I schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Assured Care Group, LLC for chronic pain when you can no longer manage it at home. The office makes same-day appointments available. 

Chronic pain can present in many ways, and you may feel sensations like:

  • Burning
  • Shooting
  • Stinging
  • Throbbing
  • Aching

In some cases, your chronic pain can trigger or worsen anxiety and depression. If you have persistent sadness, hopelessness, or intrusive thoughts, Assured Care Group, LLC can address both your pain condition and underlying mental health issues.

Laura uses diagnostic testing services to identify the cause of your pain. She also reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam during your evaluation.

Based on your test results, Laura customizes a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your overall mobility.

How is chronic pain treated?

To relieve your chronic pain, Laura may recommend medications to help relax your muscles and reduce inflammation.

Assured Care Group, LLC also offers medical marijuana to treat certain types of pain conditions. Smoking medical marijuana or consuming it in baked goods may minimize your pain, so you can be more active.

Laura may also refer you for physical therapy, so you can learn exercises that increase your muscle strength and flexibility to keep your pain condition from worsening.

If you have anxiety and depression because of your chronic pain, Laura designs a treatment plan using medications and can refer you for mental health counseling. She can also determine if you’re a candidate for medical marijuana to reduce symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety.

You don’t have to live with chronic pain anymore. Call Assured Care Group, LLC to schedule a chronic pain evaluation or book an appointment online today.