What are the Five most Common Types of Pain?

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Physical pain is the number one symptom physicians try to fight when dealing with chronic disease and injury. Other symptoms are often tolerated, but the pain brings our patients in and keeps them searching for solutions no matter how long they go untreated. We face a sad reality as pain specialists and something we actively fight every day to save our patients from. 

Chronic pain is one of the most severe conditions a person can face throughout life. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed because patients don’t believe they can receive or need treatment. However, PPOA gives these patients hope by providing new and effective treatments for all types of pain. If you’re struggling to enjoy the life you once led before chronic pain, give us a call to discuss your options. 

Below are the five most common types of chronic pain we treat regularly: 

Back Pain

Studies estimate that 80% of American adults experience back pain at some point in their life. Whether due to poor posture, injury, or work-related stress, back pain can cause chronic pain and mobility issues, especially as you age. Other genetic conditions such as scoliosis or aging conditions can also cause back pain that is difficult to treat. Luckily, PPOA offers a variety of advanced techniques to treat back pain, ranging from medication for short-term injury to surgical intervention and regenerative medicine for long-term issues. 

Neck Pain

Neck pain is often caused by injury or posture issues and has been steadily increasing with the increased use of mobile devices (also known as “tech neck”). The way you hold your neck at work or while on your phone can cause strain on the muscles, leading to bulging disks in the cervical spine. Neck injuries such as whiplash or genetic conditions can also lead to chronic neck pain. 

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain due to injury and genetic conditions can become debilitating quickly, especially if not treated. Nerve pain often happens in the extremities but can spread across the body when caused by other health issues such as diabetes. Nerve pain is one of the most common causes of a trip t the doctor because it is not easily remedied by at-home treatments like stretching and topical creams. Luckily, the physicians at PPOA specialize in nerve pain and can treat it with injections, surgery, and more. 


Arthritis is joint among older adults but can occur prematurely due to repetitive stress or injuries such as a muscle sprain or tear. Arthritis can affect your ability to move joints, enjoy daily activities, and live pain-free. Arthritis is commonly treated with injections or topical treatments, but physical therapy and surgical intervention are sometimes used for more severe cases. 


Chronic headaches such as migraines are debilitating, while sudden and severe headaches are incredibly scary while they’re happening. A mix of medications and treatment for underlying conditions can help reduce the likelihood of migraines and headaches and help you lead a healthier, happier life pain-free. 

PPOA treats all five of these chronic conditions and many others not listed. We strive to help patients live pain-free because we understand how difficult it is to enjoy life while focused on pain. If you’re interested in discussing treatment options or finding a diagnosis for your specific condition, give us a call today.


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