Pain Management Specialist

GhentMD

Integrative Health & Wellness Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50 million Americans, 20% of the total U.S. adult population, has chronic pain. Of those 50 million, 20 million have “high-impact chronic pain,” which is pain so severe that it inhibits their life or work activities. If you’re living with consistent pain, Anthony Aghenta, MD, MS, FACP, at GhentMD in Gilbert, Arizona, can help you manage your pain using injections such as liquid allograft to help you heal and restore your best self. Contact the office today or schedule your appointment online.

Pain Management Q & A

What is chronic pain?

While it’s normal to experience acute pain after an injury or illness, chronic pain isn’t normal and it can cause a multitude of issues because it persists for weeks, months, or even years.

Symptoms of chronic pain can include:

  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Burning pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Irritability
  • Decreased physical activity

If you don’t manage your pain, it can take a toll on your physical and mental health, with depression being a particular risk.

Some of the most commonly treated injuries at GhentMD that require pain management are:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Pinched nerves
  • Lower back problems
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • MCL or LCL tears
  • Rotator cuff lesions
  • Hamstring strains or tears
  • Hip muscle tears

Dr. Aghenta recommends coming to GhentMD for a consultation to determine where your pain originates and to develop a pain management strategy.


What are the different types of chronic pain?

Because everyone’s pain is unique, it’s important to approach every type differently when it comes to developing a pain management treatment. The two general types of chronic pain are:

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain happens when there’s an injury to or malfunction of the nerves. These nerves end up transmitting faulty pain signals to your brain.

Nociceptive pain

This pain is caused by an injury or disease that causes your body’s pain receptors to detect the harmful stimuli. This can include breaking a bone or having a cut on your skin.

How can my pain be treated?

GhentMD uses liquid allograft injections, which are on the cutting edge of science to help regenerate, repair, and replace your damaged joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. In addition, they reduce pain and inflammation.

Liquid allograft injections are an all-natural, nonsteroidal solution derived from specific components of the amniotic fluid and membrane.

Most people can expect a reduction in inflammation a few days following the first injection. Because results vary from person to person, Dr. Aghenta usually recommends 1-3 injections per site for the allograft injections to be effective.

For specific questions on how interventional pain management can help you manage your pain and subsequently improve your life, call the staff at GhentMD today or schedule your appointment online.

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