Chronic pain is often times associated with neurological disorders. According to research, 20–40% of patients who suffer from neurological diseases also suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain can make even the simplest activities a challenge. If you suffer from chronic pain associated with your neurological condition, it might be time to speak with a pain management physician.
Neurological disease can result from a range of functional changes including traumatic injury to the central nervous system, the breakdown in functionality of neurons, infection and stroke. Discovering the cause behind the disease helps to better manage the associated pain. Treatment options for chronic pain include acupuncture, stimulation, psychotherapy, relaxation, behavior modification and medications.
Shrif Costandi, MD is a physician in the Department of Pain Management. He graduated medical school from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He was a resident at The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and completed a Pain Management fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
To make an appointment with Dr.Costandi or any of the other specialists in our Department of Pain Management at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.PAIN (7246) or 800.392.3353. You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/painmanagement
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