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Chronic Pain

Douglas Maxey, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Allay Spine and Pain Management

Douglas Maxey, MD

Pain Management Physician and Anesthesiologist located in McKinney, TX

More than 20% of Americans live with chronic pain, many with severe pain, limiting their mobility and independence. At Allay Spine and Pain Management, Douglas Maxey, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician, offers customized treatments for chronic pain to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call the office in McKinney, Texas, or schedule a consultation online to learn about your treatment options.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain is highly variable and has many potential causes. Some of the most prevalent types of chronic pain include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Post-trauma pain
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neurogenic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder

Anyone can develop a chronic pain disorder, but you’re more likely to experience chronic pain as an adult. Other risk factors for developing chronic pain include being overweight or not getting enough physical activity every day.

When should I talk to a doctor about chronic pain?

Chronic pain is often disruptive and debilitating. When left untreated, it leads to complications, including depression and substance abuse. 

If you have pain that has persisted for more than a week or have tried other treatments without relief, call Dr. Maxey at Allay Spine and Pain Management for help. 

How do you diagnose the cause of chronic pain?

Dr. Maxey provides a comprehensive consultation, physical exam, and testing to identify and evaluate the cause of your chronic pain. He reviews your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and previous treatments. 

He also uses diagnostic testing such as X-rays, MRIs, and nerve conduction studies to learn about your condition. Understanding your specific needs allows him to create a customized, multidisciplinary treatment program to relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.

How is chronic pain treated?

After your exam and consultation, Dr. Maxey works with you to create your treatment program. He combines a variety of therapies that address your pain from several angles to optimize your pain relief. 

Depending on your needs, he might recommend treatments, such as:

  • Medications
  • Spine injections
  • Joint injections
  • Rhizotomy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cooled and pulsed radiofrequency treatments
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Pain pumps
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

Every patient has unique needs, and what works for one person might not work for another. Dr. Maxey works tirelessly to provide the precise treatments you need for practical, long-term pain relief. 

You don’t have to suffer from chronic pain conditions. Call Allay Spine and Pain Management or make an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment. 

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