Many diseases and conditions can affect the nerves of the body, resulting in pain. In order to study the nerve function, muscle reaction, and brain response to nerve stimulus, Carolinas Pain Center uses electromyography (EMG). EMG machines used by our trained specialists can determine the location of or level of damage to many nerves. This type of testing can be helpful in diagnosing conditions like Carpal tunnel Syndrome, one of the most common causes of hand pain, or help to narrow a diagnosis, determining exactly which nerves may be causing pain.
Effects of cancer are far-reaching for both patients and the families who support them. The forms cancer may take are numerous, but they are almost always painful, both physically and psychologically. Physical pain from cancer may be the result of tumors coming into contact with abdominal organs or other tissues, or from the tumor putting pressure on nerves or bones. Helping cancer patients manage physical pain can also lead to greater peace of mind. A patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach is necessary in every case. Carolinas Pain Center can help cancer patients get the upper hand in pain management.
If you suffer with chronic abdominal pain, you know how debilitating it can be. You have experienced first-hand the effects on even the simplest tasks of your daily life. A decrease or loss in productivity, difficulty sleeping, feelings of exhaustion and even embarrassment can lead to helplessness, hopelessness, and even depression.
One of the core values of our philosophy at Carolinas Pain Center is that patient empowerment comes from understanding experiences, developing critical perspectives on each issue, and then planning a methodical approach to take action. An important part of understanding any experience with pain and developing a critical perspective is to learn more about chronic pain—its various types and causes. To that end we’ve put together a collection of useful information about some of the most common causes of pain that we treat on a daily basis.