The Cole Pain Therapy Group doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating nerve, muscle, and joint problems. Nerves, muscles, and joints comprise the movement system. Dysfunction and damage to the movement system result in movement-related or posture-related pain. As such, there is a long list of pain conditions we treat at Cole Pain Therapy Group. This page describes common pain conditions treated in Memphis, followed by a complete list of pain conditions at the bottom of the page.

Across the Memphis area, thousands of patients with various pain conditions seek our care as the first step in getting a diagnosis and treatment plan. Our chiropractic doctors have advanced training in pain management, neurology, acupuncture, orthopedics, sports medicine, and physical rehabilitation. Many others are pleased to find relief, even after other medical therapies have failed. We’ve made a difference in the lives of thousands of others, and we can make a difference in your life too.

Effective relief from back pain

Back pain can be significant, especially if it lasts more than a few days. But you don’t have to live with it. With the proper treatment, your back pain and the disability it may cause can become distant memories. An effective back pain solution starts with a thorough examination and diagnosis. Unlike treatments that may have failed you in the past, our physician-level therapies for back pain focus on sound medical evidence. No two patients are the same, even with the same pain diagnosis. Each patient’s specific chiropractic care program may involve a combination of therapies to help relieve pain and restore flexibility and movement—all with the assurance that a highly trained spine specialist provides the treatment. Furthermore, our doctors will explain the problem and discuss practical solutions that fit your goals for pain relief, pain management, recovery, and building low back durability.

Sports injuries and athletic performance

Effective athletic care goes beyond defining what hurts to identifying why it hurts. Our chiropractic physicians work with weightlifters, runners, tennis players, cyclists, and other athletes. We provide sports injury evaluation, management, and rehabilitation services, including sports physicals and functional movement screenings (SFMA). From there, one can follow a rehabilitation to performance pathway to total athletic durability.

Sometimes athletic injuries result from sudden trauma. Yet, injuries are commonly non-traumatic, non-contact-related, resulting from chronic mechanical stress. This stress accumulates with activity because of restricted joint movement, muscle imbalance, and functional instability.

Coaches and trainers send their most challenging injuries to us because they know we get exceptional results, even with patients whose previous treatments have failed. Our high level of training in chiropractic manual medicine, postgraduate training in strength, conditioning, and orthopedics, and combined years of experience working with competitive and professional athletes means we can effectively help athletes return to full training as soon as possible.

We help people get out of pain and back to functioning at their best in sports and life. Our unique prehab philosophy directs us to uncover predisposing factors to injury. When we find a weak link in the bio-mechanical chain, we use targeted exercise to improve stability, strength, and control. These programs reflect each patient’s individual needs and goals. Additionally, we educate you about your condition and give you the tools you need to heal faster and avoid future injuries. In keeping with current medical research, we integrate joint and muscle manipulation, rehab, and therapeutic exercise to achieve the best possible results.

Effective pain relief from fibromyalgia

More and more doctors are gaining respect for the plight of America’s estimated 6-18 million fibromyalgia sufferers and for the disease itself. But the patients’ reality is that there are still precious few doctors willing to invest time in treating it. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread, persistent musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. It can be challenging to diagnose and treat, because there is no single diagnostic test to identify it.

Part of the problem is that its symptoms- which include headache or facial pain, sleep disturbances, head-to-toe aching or burning, body stiffness, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal complaints, depression, and anxiety- are similar to those presented by several other illnesses. Moreover, many people with fibromyalgia say the pain is so diffuse that they can’t even describe where it hurts. It hurts everywhere.

Ultimately, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires a thorough evaluation, including a complete medical history and physical examination to rule out diseases with similar symptoms, such as systemic lupus, thyroid disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Our doctors can manage this for you.

Our approach to fibromyalgia treatment is to create a well-designed, comprehensive plan that includes several evidence-based chiropractic therapies. We spend time with fibromyalgia patients discussing their symptoms, lifestyles, and health concerns. Then we will educate you about what you are going through. When your family understands that the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia are real, they will be able to work with you and your healthcare team to provide the support and treatment that will help you regain your life.

Relief from headaches with chiropractic care

Over 90% of Americans have headaches at one time or another. Headaches, tension headaches, and migraines vary from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. While all headaches are unique, chiropractic medicine can relieve most headaches that originate in the neck muscles, nerves, or joints. Manual techniques, chiropractic adjustments, soft-tissue stretching, and postural training reduce negative symptoms. The more patients understand headache triggers, the easier it is to prevent headaches.

Tension headaches, by far the most common, can last from minutes to days. In addition, many people with chronic neck joint dysfunction suffer from tension headaches. Muscle strains in the neck, TMJ, and shoulder muscles are common causes of headaches. Even postural stress can lead to headaches. The good news is that most headaches are treatable. Chiropractic adjustments often reduce symptoms and pain. Manual treatments such as spine and joint manipulation address the problem’s source and eliminate the headaches. Our unique approach to therapy focuses on established, evidence-based protocols. We provide physician-level care that includes today’s most effective techniques. Additionally, we work with medical specialists in the area to ensure comprehensive management of patients with complex pain conditions.

Non-surgical solutions for disc injuries

A disc injury is a common cause of spine pain. It is a problem in the discs between the bones or vertebrae of the spine. Disc problems include herniation or degeneration caused by sudden injury or chronic wear and tear. Disc herniation or deterioration can cause neck, arm, and leg pain. They can also cause serious, widespread problems if there is spinal cord compression.

Contrary to widespread assumption, many cases of disc injury do not require surgery. Most respond well to non-surgical rehabilitation. After an episode of mild neck or back pain has lasted more than four days, or if there are frequent recurrences of spine pain, it is reasonable to consider chiropractic therapy. Many spine specialists promote chiropractic evaluation sooner, especially if the pain is severe.

We have extensive training with hands-on chiropractic techniques – manual therapy and chiropractic adjustments – to diagnose and treat disc injuries. Our goals are to reduce pain, restore function, and provide you with education to help them prevent future problems. Our unique approach to treatment is evidence-based and patient-centered. Even if you have already had a disc surgery or spine injection, we can evaluate your situation and educate you about your options.

Expert neck pain care

Pain conditions involving the neck may result from soft tissue abnormalities in the muscles, ligaments, and nerves, as well as in bones and joints of the spine. The most common causes of neck pain involve traumatic injury and previous wear and tear. Traumatic injuries from auto accidents, contact sports, and falls may cause movement or compression of the neck beyond normal limits, resulting in an injury that requires rehabilitation. Postural stress can contribute to chronic neck pain. Also, degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis and cervical disc disease also can cause neck pain. We help people with:

  • pinched nerves
  • muscle spasms
  • whiplash injuries
  • postural pain
  • stiffness and lost mobility
  • radiating pain

Our unique approach to treatment involves established evidence-based protocols. Furthermore, we provide physician-level diagnosis and therapy. It includes manual medicine, today’s most effective spine treatment. Many people enjoy manual therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and advanced rehabilitation exercises.

Effective treatment of pain conditions in Memphis

At Cole Pain Therapy Group, our team of doctors has a unique treatment approach based on established, evidence-based protocols. Patients enjoy comprehensive chiropractic care that includes today’s most practical combination of treatment techniques and co-management of patients with other medical specialists to treat complex spine problems. People in and around Memphis with the following pain conditions can benefit from scheduling a new patient evaluation.

Following is a comprehensive list of pain conditions that we may evaluate and treat:

For more information for new patients about pain therapy services in Memphis, Tennessee, call Cole Pain Therapy Group at (901) 377-2340 or request an appointment online.