According to the American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 1.6 million new cases of cancer diagnosed this year. While this is a difficult time for anyone, it is even more difficult for many patients who experience pain either from the cancer itself or from treatment.
At The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia we help patients who are going through cancer treatment manage the pain associated with chemotherapy, pancreatic cancer, and other forms of cancer.
What is Cancer Pain?
Cancer pain is due to the cancer itself, the spread of the cancer, or cancer treatments. Oftentimes, patients who are undergoing intense chemotherapy treatment or patients who have cancer that has spread to other parts of the body experience a variety of painful sensations.
Some of the most common feelings associated with cancer pain are:
- Dull pain where the cancer started
- Dull pain in the area where the cancer has spread
- Sharp pains associated with the cancer
- Dull pain associated with chemotherapy or other drug treatment
- Frequent headaches or total body aches associated with treatment
However, not all hope is lost. If you are experiencing pain due to cancer, The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia can offer minimally invasive treatments to help manage your pain effectively, and reduce the amount of pain you are experiencing.
Why does it occur?
Pain that occurs from the cancer itself is often associated with pancreatic cancer, or any area where the cancer has spread. As tumors grow, they may push on nerves, organs, et cetera, which can cause pain in the affected regions.
Pain associated with chemotherapy occurs primarily due to radiation. The radiation can leave behind scars or painful sensations throughout the body, and could leave your body with damaged tissue and nerves.
When it comes to treating cancer pain without surgery or addictive medications, there are a variety of options. Here are just a few of the treatment options we offer to patients suffering from cancer pain:
- Over-the-counter pain medications
- More powerful medications (managed effectively)
- Nerve block injections
And more. For more information on your cancer pain management options, please contact one of our locations nearest you.
We provide effective treatments for cancer patients to help reduce their pain. If you are going through cancer treatment, or have recently completed chemotherapy and are still experiencing pain, then give our location nearest you (in Brunswick or St. Marys, GA) a call today!