Please be advised that Centennial Spine and Pain does NOT write prescriptions for an initial consultation. Please also be advised that your treatment plan will be developed by your provider and does NOT guarantee any controlled or Opioid medications will be prescribed as we are focused on interventional medicine treatments and procedures to treat the root cause of the problem WITHOUT the use of Opioid medications
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Joint Pain

Joint pain can be relieved, Centennial Spine and Pain can help

An injury can cause acute joint pain, while diseases like arthritis cause chronic, worsening discomfort that persists for years. Whatever kind of joint pain affects you, our team of interventional pain management experts offer the most advanced long-term solutions for joint pain. Call to book an appointment today at Centennial Spine and Pain to begin Living Your Best Life.


Joint Pain Q&A

What is joint pain?

Joints are where the ends of bones (or set of bones) meet, forming a hinge or a ball and socket arrangement that enables you to bend different parts of your body. Tough connective tissues (tendons and ligaments) hold the bones together and attach your muscles to your bones.

Joints also contain cartilage. Articular cartilage is a smooth, slippery coating that stops the ends of bones from rubbing against each other. Cartilage wedges like the meniscus in your knee provide stability and cushioning. Labral cartilage lines the socket part of your hip and shoulder joints, keeping the ball part in place.

Joints also have bursae, sacs of fluid that cushion the bones, tissues, and nerves. Some joints, like those in your spine (facet joints) and pelvis (sacroiliac joints), have a far more limited range of movement than the joints in your limbs but can still cause pain and disability.

Damage to any of these components could lead to joint pain.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain may be acute or chronic. Acute joint pain occurs suddenly when you injure the joint. These injuries can stretch or tear the tendons and ligaments, rupture the cartilage, and damage the muscles and bones. Sports injuries, falls, over-exertion, and auto accidents are common causes of acute joint pain.

Overuse, where you repeat the same movement many times over long periods, can cause repetitive strain injuries. Bursitis (inflamed bursae) and tendinitis (inflamed tendons) are the most frequent examples of overuse injuries.

Age-related deterioration in the joints can also cause chronic pain. Osteoarthritis is by far the most likely cause of chronic joint pain, especially in later life. It develops when the articular cartilage protecting the ends of your bones wears down after decades of use.

You could also develop other forms of arthritis, such as the autoimmune disorders rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

How is joint pain treated?

Your personalized treatment plan for joint pain could include:

  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Rest and activity modification
  • Wearing a splint, brace, or strapping
  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve block injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Before recommending a specific treatment for your joint pain, the Centennial Spine and Pain team performs a comprehensive physical exam, symptom and medical history review, and diagnostic testing.  Call to book an appointment today at Centennial Spine and Pain to begin Living Your Best Life.