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Cancer Pain Specialist

Johnston Pain Management, P.A. -  - Pain Management

Johnston Pain Management, P.A.

Pain Management located in Jacksonville, NC, Sneads Ferry, NC, & New Bern, NC

One out of three patients with cancer develops cancer pain. This pain may be from cancer itself, the treatment, or other pain conditions. At Johnston Pain Management, P.A., in Jacksonville, New Bern, and Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, the highly trained anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians offer many effective treatments for cancer pain. To get relief from your cancer pain, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Cancer Pain Q & A

What is cancer pain?

Not everyone with cancer develops cancer pain. However, having pain with your cancer may further affect your health, making it hard to sleep, eat, or go about your daily routine.

Not being able to live your life because of your cancer and the pain it causes may lead to depression. 

The Johnston Pain Management, P.A., team understands how cancer and cancer pain affects your physical, psychological, and social well-being. They consider all these factors when designing your cancer pain treatment plan. 

What causes cancer pain?

Your cancer pain may develop from the cancer itself or as a side effect of your treatment. 

Cancer pain may depend on the type, location, and stage of the cancer, as well as your tolerance to pain. 

You may have pain if you have a tumor pressing on tissues, bones, organs, or nerves. Pain may also develop if your cancer causes poor circulation to certain areas of the body or blocks movement through an organ.

Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the primary treatments for cancer and can cause pain.

It’s also possible to have pain unrelated to your cancer. Though the severity of the pain may vary depending on the cause, this pain may affect your overall health and well-being.

When should I seek pain management for cancer pain?

There’s no need to suffer from pain when you have cancer. If you have pain that affects your quality of life, you should seek help from the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A.

The Johnston Pain Management, P.A., team performs thorough clinical exams to fully understand the cause of your cancer pain and how it affects your quality of life. They work closely with you, developing a pain management plan that eases your discomfort, allowing you to reclaim your usual lifestyle.

How is cancer pain treated?

The anesthesiologist and pain medicine physicians at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., use a variety of modalities to control cancer pain. The pain management treatments available include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Implanted pain pumps
  • Nerve block therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Guided imagery

The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., has a psychologist who specializes in the emotional effects of pain. Your plan may also include therapy with this specialist.

For an integrative approach to cancer pain, call Johnston Pain Management, P.A., or schedule an appointment online today.