Types of Advanced Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? 

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for an extended period, typically lasting for more than three to six months. 

It can result from a variety of causes, including underlying medical conditions such as arthritis, nerve damage, back pain, and much more. Unlike acute pain, which serves as a warning signal to the body to address an injury or illness, chronic pain continues long after the initial injury has healed.

This type of pain can have a profound impact on an individual’s physical and emotional well-being, leading to limitations in daily activities, decreased quality of life, and increased levels of stress and anxiety.

Treatment options for chronic pain vary depending on the underlying cause but may include medications, physical therapy, psychological interventions, and lifestyle modifications. At BEST we offer a range of options when it comes to care.

It is important for individuals experiencing chronic pain to seek professional medical assistance in order to effectively manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. BEST treats a range of conditions at locations across the country. To find one of our locations visit our page here


Neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that occurs in the body by creating pain signals from the brain to the nerve endings. This causes some patients to feel things such as itching, pain, tingling, numbness or the feeling of crawling ants on certain parts of the body. 

There are many different types of neuropathy, which will impact how a patient is affected by it. Patients suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy, often find that glucose issues and insulin spikes lead to poor blood circulation in the legs or arms, leading to nerve damage and pain. 

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome, also known as FBSS, is an unfortunately common condition that affects many individuals who have undergone spine surgery. FBSS is typically characterized as intense chronic pain that does not go away on its own. Patients may recognize this condition if they continue to experience chronic pain after spine surgery. The most common reasons for failure in spine surgery are incorrect diagnosis, nerve damage, or surgeon error.

FBSS is extremely difficult to deal with as a patient because for the most part avoidable, but once a patient has it, it can be difficult to correct. Most of the time, patients who develop failed back surgery syndrome are less than likely interested in immediately considering additional surgery. Physical therapy and medication are usually used to treat FBSS. If this treatment plan is successful, patients may continue with it or consider other options.

Chronic Complex Regional Pain

Debilitating complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, usually affects one limb but can spread to other parts of the body. CRPS typically manifests as the result of a traumatic injury including fractures. 

The root cause is unknown, but it is believed to arise from abnormal responses in the central nervous system. 

The symptoms of this condition often make it difficult to live a fulfilling and active lifestyle. After initial diagnosis, it is important for patients to promptly seek treatment with a qualified doctor. Like many other nerve-related conditions, CRPS is irreversible, making timely treatment necessary. 

Redefine your Relationship with Chronic Pain With BEST

Spinal Cord Stimulator treatment with BEST Health System is a modern form of care that is performed on patients who are struggling with chronic complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathy or failed back surgery syndrome because it interrupts pain signals sent our from the brain. Here’s how it works: 

A spinal cord stimulator is a cutting-edge medical device that can reduce pain. Through the use, of new technology, low-level electrical signals move toward the spinal cord to modify pain signals and provide relief for chronic pain conditions.

This modern approach focuses on pain safely and effectively making it a promising option for those seeking long-term pain management solutions.

By blocking or modifying pain impulses, a spinal cord stimulator can effectively reduce discomfort in individuals suffering from conditions such as failed back surgery syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, or neuropathic pain. 

BEST Health System Can Help You Find Relief?

BEST Health System offers premium care for patients suffering from chronic pain.  Whether you are dealing with neuropathy, failed back surgery syndrome, or complex regional pain syndrome, BEST can help. We offer spinal cord stimulation treatment that starts with a trial, where patients can enjoy the benefits of these devices without surgical implantation to see if its the right fit for our patients. Patients can schedule a permanent device surgery with BEST if they notice a significant difference. Connect with us to learn more about our approach to chronic pain.