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Cancer Pain

Cancer pain is pain that can be caused by the disease itself or by treatments, although not all people with cancer will experience pain.

Potential Causes
The most common potential causes of cancer pain are the cancer itself and the treatments you receive to treat cancer. When cancer causes pain, some probable causes include the pressure of a tumor on one of the body’s organs or on bone or nerves. Sometimes cancer can cause pain when blood vessels become obstructed by the tumor.

How & Why Does Cancer Pain Develop?
Pain is a common symptom in people with cancer. However, it may help to know that up to 95% of cancer pain can be treated successfully. Untreated pain can make other aspects of cancer seem worse, such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, constipation, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, and mental confusion.

Accurate diagnosis of the source of pain is imperative to successfully treating cancer pain. Orlando Pain & Spine Center can provide you with a diagnosis, which begins with:
• Thorough clinical evaluation
• Complete medical history, analysis of your symptoms, and physical examination
• Additional testing, such as MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, or EMG

We will work with you to determine the right treatment option to help effectively provide pain relief. Some treatments may include alternative treatment methods such as physical therapy, sympathetic nerve block, and spinal cord stimulation.