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Chronic Pain Specialist

Peak Spine & Sports

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Marlton, NJ & Collingswood, NJ

Pain that’s short-lived serves an important purpose, alerting you of a possible injury. However, chronic pain that continues for months or years can dramatically affect your quality of life. Jill Kalariya, MD and Milind Patel, MD, MBA, and the expert team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine provide personalized care for people with chronic pain at their modern office in Marlton, Collingswood and Toms River, New Jersey. If chronic pain keeps you from the life you love, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Occasional aches and pains are a natural part of life. When you get an injury, pain signals travel from the affected area to your brain via your spinal cord. These pain signals let you know there’s an injury so that you can treat it yourself or seek medical care as soon as possible. As the injury heals, the pain usually becomes less severe.


When you have chronic pain, your body continues to send pain signals after the injury heals. Chronic pain persists for at least 12 weeks, but it can go on for months or even years after the initial injury. Chronic pain can affect any part of your body, including the back, neck, and joints.

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain often occurs after an injury, such as a sports injury or auto injury. If the injury damages your nerves, chronic pain may develop.

Sometimes, chronic pain is due to an underlying medical condition, such as arthritis, cancer, or fibromyalgia.

In some cases, chronic pain persists in the absence of a previous injury or medical condition.

How does chronic pain affect my health?

Chronic pain can affect all aspects of your health, including your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. When pain interferes with your ability to perform normal tasks like going to work, it can lead to significant distress. Becoming preoccupied with the pain can cause depression, irritability, and insomnia, all of which can contribute to increased pain.

The team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine takes a holistic approach to manage chronic pain. They work with you to create a personalized pain management plan that promotes overall health rather than simply treating the pain.

How can I find relief from chronic pain?

Chronic pain is often complex, which is why the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine takes an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. They carefully evaluate your condition and develop an individualized pain management plan that may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal injections
  • Medication management
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Alternative therapies like acupuncture
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine

They also counsel you on lifestyle factors, such as exercise, stress management, and nutrition. These factors influence the way you experience pain.

For complete care of chronic pain, call Peak Spine & Sports Medicine, or request an appointment online today.