Louisiana Pain Specialists
Pain Management & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in New Orleans, Kenner, Baton Rouge, Marrero, Laplace, & Metairie, LA
Not everyone with cancer has pain; however, the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists can help if you do. The pain experts offer many innovative treatments for cancer pain, customizing care to best meet your needs. Schedule an appointment by calling one of the offices in Kenner, Metairie, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Marrero, or New Orleans, Louisiana, or book online today.
Cancer Q & A
What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease that causes abnormal growth of cells that spread to other parts of your body. There are many types of cancer, and abnormal cells may start anywhere in the body.
You can have cancer and not have any pain. However, if you have cancer with pain, the Louisiana Pain Specialists team can provide treatment to ease your discomfort.
What causes cancer pain?
Your pain may come from cancer itself or the treatments for your cancer.
You may develop cancer pain if it grows into other parts of your body or destroys nearby tissue. Tumors may also press on nerves, bones, or organs, resulting in pain; some may release chemicals that induce pain.
Though cancer treatment may ease cancer pain, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery may also be a source of cancer pain.
No matter the reason, cancer pain may affect your physical and emotional well-being, compounding the effects of your cancer diagnosis and treatment.
What are cancer pain symptoms?
Symptoms of cancer pain vary, depending on cancer type, location, and stage. Your pain may be dull and achy, sharp, or burning; it may be mild, intermittent, moderate, constant, or severe.
No matter the cause or severity of symptoms, most cancer pain is manageable when you have help from the Louisiana Pain Specialists team.
How is cancer pain treated?
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments are the first line of defense in combating cancer and any pain it causes. When cancer treatments fail to ease your pain, you may try over-the-counter pain medication.
For cancer pain that fails to improve with at-home care, the team at Louisiana Pain Specialists can help.
At Louisiana Pain Specialists, the team focuses on designing pain management plans that improve quality of life. They offer many treatment options for cancer pain, including:
- Prescription pain relievers
- Nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Pain pumps
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Peripheral nerve stimulator
The team may also suggest other therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or meditation to help you gain more control over your pain.
The Louisiana Pain Specialists team focuses on helping their patients get back to doing what’s important to them. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.