Cancer pain is generally caused by a tumor pressing against organs, bones, nerves or other sensitive parts of the body. Pain can also come from the cancer treatments as well. Chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and medications all cause side effects, including pain. We offer comprehensive treatment plans to help you manage your cancer pain.
Our expert physicians have extensive knowledge of how cancer and its treatment affects the body. They will work with you to find the source of your pain and craft a treatment plan designed for your specific needs. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, our physicians take a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. We want to treat the whole patient and will make sure that we do everything we can to help you feel your best.
Sympathetic nerve blocks have been shown to provide long lasting relief of cancer pain. The doctor will inject a numbing agent into the lower back, near the spine. This prevents certain pain signals from being transferred by “blocking” the nerve. Studies have shown that these nerve blocks have been incredibly effective at relieving pain and improving the quality of life for those living with cancer.
Intrathecal pumps are a medication delivery system that delivers pain relieving medication directly into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord. The pump is surgically inserted near the spine in a minimally invasive procedure. Studies show that intrathecal pumps are very effective for treating chronic pain. If the pump is not right for you, it can easily be removed. Schedule a consult today to find out if an intrathecal pump is right for your cancer pain.
Metastatic cancer refers to any cancer cells that have spread away from the primary site. Metastatic tumors can be incredibly painful. We will work with your oncologist to create a pain management treatment plan to help you manage your metastatic cancer pain.
Our highly-trained team of physicians have been working with different kinds of cancer for years. They understand how difficult and painful it can be to live with the disease. All care providers at Elihu Institute for Pain Management are completely dedicated to making sure every patient has the help they need to effectively manage their pain. Schedule a consultation today to meet with one of our physicians.