Cancer Pain Specialist

Cancer Pain

What is cancer pain?

Cancer pain is pain or discomfort associated with cancer or its treatment that presents in numerous forms. It might appear as pain that is:

  • Sharp
  • Burning
  • Achy
  • Dull
  • Constant
  • Intermittent
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

The extent of your pain depends on the type of cancer you have, its severity, and your pain tolerance. 

If cancer pain prevents you from participating in normal everyday tasks or being physically active, the pain management physicians at Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers are here for you every step of the way.

What causes cancer pain?

Pain associated with cancer often results from cancer cells destroying tissues within your body or tumors pressing on bones, nerves, or organs. Tumors can release chemicals in your body responsible for lasting pain. 

Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery, are also associated with cancer pain.

How is cancer pain treated?

Your pain management specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms, completes an exam, and may use blood or imaging tests to determine the best cancer pain treatment plan for your personalized needs. They might recommend:

Steroid injections

Injecting cortisone or another steroid at strategic points within your body helps reduce inflammation and cancer pain without a lengthy recovery time.

Nerve blocks

A nerve block is a local anesthetic your pain management physician injects near or into a nerve to prevent pain messages along nerve pathways from reaching your brain.

Conservative treatments

Many patients prefer holistic cancer pain treatments over medications, especially for mild cancer pain. If this is the case for you, your doctor might recommend massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, meditation, or other relaxation techniques.

Which cancer pain treatment is right for me?

Your practitioner develops a personalized cancer pain treatment plan based on your preferences, the severity of your pain, and the cause of discomfort. 

They use the most conservative, holistic approaches whenever possible but understand the importance of using medications when necessary to maximize your quality of life.

Don’t live with debilitating cancer pain when simple pain management treatments are within reach at Raj Pain Clinic and Recovery Centers. Schedule an appointment over the phone or use the online booking tool today.