If you experience chronic pain, you understand just how disruptive the condition can be to your daily routines. Residents of Duncanville, Texas, can rely on Nwamaka Emeruem, DNP, APRN, MBA, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, of Renew At Ease Wellness for customized chronic pain treatment. Begin a path toward reduced pain and renewed function today by calling to schedule a visit, or book an appointment online in just moments.

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What are some common causes of chronic pain?

Numerous things can cause or contribute to chronic pain. For pain to be considered chronic, it must last for at least three months. Pain doesn’t need to be constant to be classified as chronic pain; discomfort that comes and goes also qualifies.

One of the most common causes is disease, and many conditions can lead to painful conditions that linger. Some additional causes of chronic pain include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Degenerative conditions like osteoporosis
  • Long history of poor posture
  • Extreme stress or anxiety
  • Sleeping on a poor-quality mattress or pillows

In some cases, there’s no clear source of pain, yet you find yourself limiting daily activities because of pervasive discomfort.

How can medical cannabis help ease chronic pain?

When it comes to treating chronic pain, there’s no right or wrong approach, only the approach that works best for you. For many people, an effective means of easing chronic pain lies in medical cannabis (medical marijuana).

The state of Texas has clear guidelines for medical marijuana use. Patients with the following conditions might qualify to consume low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for medical use.

If you experience the following, you might be able to give medical cannabis a try:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Terminal cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain neurodegenerative diseases that can’t be cured

To explore how medical cannabis might help address chronic pain, schedule a visit today.

Are there treatment options for chronic pain that do not rely on medication?

Many people want to pursue a path toward pain relief that doesn’t involve any form of medication.


This treatment uses extreme cold temperatures to help ease pain related to migraines, tennis elbow, sprains, strains, and even arthritis. You simply sit in a special chamber called a cryosauna while nitrogen gas lowers the temperature of your tissues. Spot cryotherapy is also an option.

NormaTec Compression Therapy

This approach uses special pants, socks, or sleeves to deliver external air pressure to your legs, hips, ankles, or arms. The resulting massaging effect increases blood flow to the area, which in turn reduces inflammation and eases pain.

IV infusion therapy

This treatment uses an intravenous method to deliver a carefully balanced blend of micronutrients directly into your bloodstream. Patients have reported a reduction in chronic pain as well as renewed energy.

When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to schedule a visit.