What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is persistent pain that has gone on for longer than 12 weeks, regardless of medication or treatment. After an injury, most people will get back to “normal” without pain or discomfort. Pain that continues beyond the normal healing times, or pain that occurs without a history of an injury or surgery is called chronic pain.
What is chronic lower extremity pain?
Lower extremity pain that continues longer than twelve weeks can be debilitating. Chronic lower extremity pain is commonly caused by overuse and inflammation as a result of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, the spine, and other organs within the body. The physicians at Optimal can diagnose chronic pain and help patients find relief.
What is the Abbott Proclaim DRG Therapy?
Some patients continue to experience pain, despite surgeries intended to alleviate or relieve pain. The Abbott Proclaim™ DRG Therapy has been proven to offer long-term pain relief for patients who suffer with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the lower extremities. It is the only FDA-approved dorsal root ganglion (DRG) technology for the treatment of chronic pain in the lower extremities.