Nociceptive Pain

The Most Common Type of Pain

Pain is usually classified as either neuropathic – pain that originates in the nervous system – or nociceptive, pain that occurs due to actual damage to the body. Burns, muscle strains, and trauma are all causes of nociceptive pain.

Aching pain, throbbing pain, and muscle spasms are typical nociceptive symptoms. Back pain may have both nociceptive and neuropathic origins, as spinal injuries or degenerative conditions can cause nerve damage.

Center for Pain Management in Indianapolis treats patients who have chronic pain and acute injuries. If pain is interfering with your ability to work, sleep, or engage in everyday activities, we may be able to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment: (317) 706-7246

Nociceptive Back Pain

Several conditions may cause nociceptive pain in the back, including:

  • Spondylolisthesis (dislocation of a lumbar vertebra)
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis

Most types of nociceptive pain can be treated without surgery.

Nociceptive Pain Treatment

Anti-inflammatory medicines and muscle relaxants may be effective in treating pain associated with acute injuries. For chronic aching pain, we may recommend a nerve block or radiofrequency ablation, a procedure that superheats a nerve root and disrupts pain signals between the nerves and the brain.

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Our Approach to Pain Relief

At Center for Pain Management, we don’t just focus on treating systems – we look for underlying causes of pain, such as nutritional deficiencies or past injuries. Our goal is to help patients feel better, regain strength, and avoid injury in the future. If you need help with your pain, please contact us.  

Call today to request a consultation: (317) 706-7246.

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