Anxiety, PTSD and Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, also known as nociceptive pain, is a major medical problem. Like any long-term health problem, this disorder can develop consequences beyond physical symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, and sleeping difficulties. Nociceptive pain can make it challenging to keep up at work, manage household duties, and attend social gatherings, leading to interpersonal problems and financial instability. Chronic pain can have a negative impact on your quality of life and lead to other significant health issues.

Chronic Pain: Signs & Symptoms

Nociceptive pain syndrome harms your physical and emotional well-being in the following ways:

  • Reduced activity causes a loss of stamina and flexibility.
  • Mental issues such as sadness, anxiety, and irritability
  • Muscular pains and joint discomfort
  • Sleep issues

Chronic Pain Disorder

There are many ways in which chronic pain is experienced such as: 

  • Osteoarthritis: This form of arthritis happens when the protective cartilage between bones wears away due to normal wear and strain on the body.
  • Back Pain: Back discomfort can be caused by muscular strains, nerve compression, or spinal arthritis.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease:(IBD) is a disorder that causes persistent digestive tract inflammation, resulting in discomfort and cramping in the intestines.
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What Causes Chronic Pain?

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune illness that causes severe joint inflammation.
  • Fibromyalgia is a neurological illness that causes pain and sensitivity throughout the body (known as trigger points).
  • Surgical trauma

Chronic Pain Syndrome Treatment

Chronic pain syndrome treatment is challenging to understand, but it is manageable. Some of the ways include:

  • Pain-relieving drugs
  • Anti-inflammatories, steroids, muscle relaxants, antidepressants with pain-relieving properties, and, in extreme circumstances, opioids are examples (this is the last resort).
  • Physical treatment to improve range of motion and flexibility.
  • Nerve blocks can be used to inhibit pain signals and get chronic pain relief.

Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Pain

Risk factors for chronic pain syndrome include:

  • Those who are depressed: Experts aren’t sure why depression leads to chronic pain, but one explanation is that depression alters the way the brain receives and interprets nervous system impulses.
  • Those who smoke: Researchers are looking at why smoking tends to make arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain illnesses worse.
  • Age as a factor: As you become older, you’re more susceptible to various diseases that might cause chronic pain.

When You Should Seek Medical Help For Chronic Pain?

  • When your pain begins
  • How it feels (for example, searing and acute or dull and aching)
  • If your pain worsens.


Anxiety disorder is commonly characterized by recurring bouts of acute anxiety, panic, or terror that peak within minutes. Patients suffering from an anxiety disorder often feel extreme, excessive, persistent worry and panic in everyday situations.

Anxiety: Signs & Symptoms

The anxiety disorder specialists look for specific anxiety symptoms that can range from minor to major discomforts:

  • Feeling uneasy, restless, or uncomfortable.
  • Having an elevated heart rate
  • Persistent gastrointestinal (GI) problems
  • Feeling compelled to avoid situations that cause distress.

Anxiety Disorders

There are many conditions that are related with anxiety attacks:

  • Agoraphobia: A condition in which you fear and avoid locations or circumstances that can make you anxious.
  • Panic Disorder: It is characterized by recurring bouts of severe anxiety, dread, or terror that reaches a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Due to emotions of humiliation, self-consciousness, and concern about being judged, social anxiety disorder (social phobia) causes high anxiety, dread, and avoidance of social interactions.

How Is Anxiety Caused?

The symptoms of Anxiety itself might be a sign of a severe health problem. Following are some of the medical conditions that have been associated with Anxiety:

  • Heart disease is an example of a medical concern that might be linked to stress and worry.
  • Thyroid issues, such as hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory problems include COPD and asthma.

When To Seek A Doctor For Anxiety Disorder?

As soon as you begin to sense the symptoms, you must be prompt to seek an anxiety disorder specialist. The signs can be: 

  • You’re concerned that you’re worrying too much and affecting your career, relationships, or other elements of your life.
  • You find it difficult to regulate your concerns or anxiety.
  • You’re depressed, have issues with alcohol or drugs, or have co-existing mental health issues besides anxiety.
Causes & Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

Treatment for Anxiety And PTSD at Padda Institute

Anxiety and PTSD Treatment

Padda Institute has the most qualified and experienced specialists in St. Louis & Bridgeton. Staff skilled in various specialties work together to develop tailored treatment according to the patient’s needs. Psychotherapy and Medications are the two most common therapies for acute anxiety treatment, generalized anxiety treatment, and post traumatic stress disorder treatment.

Meditation Ritual Techniques

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy incorporates mindful meditation practices into psychotherapy. It is effective in preventing depression relapses. We temporarily support the rational use of medications to reduce Anxiety and enhance the meditation process. This becomes especially relevant for patients who suffer from chronic pain, which can be understood as an underlying physical problem.


Different drugs used to reduce symptoms depend on your type of anxiety illness and if you also have other mental or physical health concerns. Some antidepressants are also used as anxiety treatment options to cope with anxiety disorders. Buspirone, an anti-anxiety drug, may be prescribed.

Experts at Padda Institute

Padda Institute has one of the most experienced doctors in St. Louis & Bridgeton. We ensure the patient’s quality care and successful recovery, especially in chronic pain relief and long term pain management. You can review the testimonials from our clients.

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