Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Midwest City, OK

Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain services offered in Midwest City, OK

Chronic pain can interfere with daily life and lead to depression and anxiety. At Randall Pain Management, elite quadruple board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management specialist Steve Randall, MD, understands what you’re going through. He respects your feelings and treats you with the dignity you deserve as you explore pain management options. With extensive nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments available, Dr. Randall can help you break the pain cycle and get your life back. Call the Midwest City, Oklahoma, office or request your appointment online now.

Chronic Pain Q & A

How is chronic pain defined?

Chronic pain lasts months or years. This ongoing pain can happen in any part of the body, with some of the most common areas of chronic pain including the back, neck, hips, and knees. 

Chronic pain can interfere with your daily activities, such as working, having a social life, and taking care of yourself or others. It can lead to depression, anxiety, and insomnia, worsening your pain and creating a cycle that’s hard to break.

Approximately 25% of American adults experience chronic pain, and it’s one of the most common reasons people seek medical care. 


How is chronic pain diagnosed?

Pain is usually a symptom, and it’s subjective. You’re the only one who can describe your pain, so identifying its cause is sometimes challenging. That’s why expert diagnostic care is so critical. 

Randall Pain Management uses a holistic diagnostic approach, looking at the big picture of your whole-person health to find the root causes of your chronic pain. 

Some of the different diagnostic tests you may need are: 

  • Blood tests
  • Electromyography (EMG) to test muscle activity
  • Imaging tests, such as X-rays and MRI
  • Nerve conduction studies to see if your nerves are reacting properly
  • Reflex and balance tests
  • Spinal fluid tests
  • Urine tests, which are evaluated immediately
  • Diagnostic injections

Diagnosis helps find the right treatment plan for you. In most cases, diagnosis can pinpoint a specific cause or causes of your pain. But, even in cases where the cause of your pain is still unclear, diagnostic testing is important because it can exclude many causes of pain and help decide what treatments are likely to work best.


How is chronic pain treated?

Chronic pain treatment focuses on stopping pain where it started. Your treatment plan depends on the type of pain, its cause, your age, and your overall health. Some of the chronic pain treatment options are: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Knee injections
  • Shoulder injections
  • Joint injections
  • Precision medicine (biologics)
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal cord stimulator (SCS)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Vein treatments 

If treatment can’t completely eliminate your pain, it can still help you manage it and relieve your symptoms. 

If pain interferes with your daily activities, it’s time to reach out to Randall Pain Management. Call the office or request your appointment online today.