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Post-Stroke Pain

Post-Stroke Pain Located Kenosha, WI

Post-stroke pain is a type of chronic pain that can occur following a stroke. It is estimated that up to 10% of stroke survivors experience post-stroke pain, and it can significantly impact their quality of life.

There are several types of post-stroke pain, including central pain syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathic pain. The exact cause of post-stroke pain is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to nerve damage or changes in the way the brain processes pain signals.

Treatment options for post-stroke pain depend on the type and severity of the pain. Some commonly used treatment options for post-stroke pain include:

  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can help to manage mild to moderate pain. In more severe cases, prescription medications may be necessary.
  • Physical therapy: Physical therapy can be helpful in managing musculoskeletal pain associated with post-stroke pain, as it can help improve mobility, strength, and flexibility. Modalities such as heat therapy or electrical stimulation may also be used to help manage pain.
  • Occupational therapy: Occupational therapy can be helpful in managing pain associated with activities of daily living, such as dressing or bathing.
  • Psychological interventions: Psychological interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing the psychological aspects of chronic pain associated with post-stroke pain.

Most interventional pain procedures are done at the onsite procedure suite. 

Don’t let post-stroke pain keep you from living your life. Lakeshore Pain and Spine Center is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to help you achieve pain relief and improve your overall well-being. Call Lakeshore Pain and Spine Center or book an appointment online today.