About 75% of patients with cancer suffer with some form of chronic pain. Cancer pain can present itself in a variety of different ways depending on each patient’s individual case. In some instances, cancer pain may be tumor-related. As the tumor grows, it may compress nerve endings leading to headaches, muscle, or bone pain. Cancer pain may also be an indirect result of anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, etc. A common cause of cancer pain is due to spinal cord compression or compression by the tumor on various parts of the body. These can all be treated effectively with various procedures, enabling you to live pain-free without the need to rely upon medications.
How Can Dr. DeCaria Help Alleviate Cancer Pain?
Dr. DeCaria provides her patients with a fully comprehensive review of their medical history and lifestyle to determine the best treatment option for that particular patient. Here at Revitalize Medical Center in Glenview, we believe that each patient and their pain condition is unique. Dr. DeCaria provides her patients with a custom-designed treatment plan to set each patient up for success. In collaboration with cancer pain patient, Revitalize Medical Center, a pain clinic in Glenview and Evanston at Illinois, will collectively determine which minimally-invasive treatment option is best for them. Some of the options to treat cancer pain include trigger point, nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks or injections, steroid injections, and various infusions.