The pain might start with a specific incident, such as a sprain. Or there may be an underlying condition or disease, such as arthritis or a slipped disc, which causes chronic pain. Pain concerns such as headache, low back pain, arthritis pain or neurogenic pain, which results from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself, are especially common as individuals get older.
Pain can be caused by diseases and conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sickle cell disease or post-polio syndrome. Pain can also result from cancer or cancer treatments. Whatever the cause, pain can have a dramatic, negative effect on your daily life. The Center for Pain Care team at Agnesian HealthCare hopes to reduce the adverse effects of pain in a patient's life.