Cancer Pain

Not everyone with cancer experiences cancer pain, but one of out three people undergoing cancer treatment does. If you have advanced cancer, your chance of experiencing cancer pain is even higher. Cancer pain occurs in many ways. Your pain may be dull, aching or sharp. It could be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate or severe. It can result from the cancer itself or from cancer growing into or destroying tissue near the cancer itself. As a tumor grows, it may put pressure on nerves, bones or organs, causing pain. Most acute (short-term) pain is caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures, though radiotherapy and chemotherapy may produce painful conditions that persist long after treatment has ended. Cancer pain can diminish the quality of life by adversely affecting mood, sleep, social relations and activities of daily living.

Pain Types and Treatments

At Carolinas Pain Center we serve patients dealing with all types of pain. Read about some of the most common types of pain that we treat.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in t

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Headaches

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headac

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will

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Cancer Pain

Not everyone with cancer experiences cancer pain, but one of out three

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Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting

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Neuropathy

Nerve pain is caused by pressure on nerves or the spinal cord, or by d

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