Treating Your Chronic Pain May Get Rid of Your Brain Fog

Do you suffer from a chronic pain disorder? 

Is your pain accompanied by memory problems, difficulty focusing, and an inability to concentrate? 

Chronic Pain May Be to Blame

Most people experience chronic pain during their lifetimes. 

And cognitive dysfunction, known as brain fog, is among chronic pain’s symptoms.

If you get effective treatment for your chronic pain, you may also see an improvement in your symptoms. 

Common Chronic Pain Disorders Linked to Brain Fog

  • Fibromyalgia (“fibro fog” is a term for cognitive disorder linked to fibromyalgia)
  • Cluster and Migraine headache disorders
  • Sciatica 
  • Neuropathy 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 
  • Arthritis 
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome 
  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Many more!

Research shows that:

  • People generally don’t remember as well when they have chronic pain. 
  • Chronic pain conditions are linked to anxiety and depression, mental disorders that contribute to brain fog. 

Treating Chronic Pain to Improve Symptoms

Brain fog is a symptom of many chronic pain disorders. 

When it is, the key to improving the symptoms is treating the chronic pain. 

But it’s critical that you visit a pain specialist who can give you an accurate diagnosis, followed by effective treatment. 

Treating “The Whole You”

Often, pain specialists coordinate their treatments with other health professionals, including:

  • mental health professionals
  • physical therapists
  • general practitioners

This way, you get treatment as a whole person.

Combined, these doctors treat you based on a thorough examination of your physical and mental health, as well as medications and lifestyle.

Common Treatments for Chronic Pain

1. Lifestyle Changes

Simple lifestyle changes such as maintaining a consistent sleep regimen, being more physically active, and eating healthier can lessen chronic pain symptoms.

2. Non-Traditional Treatments and Therapies

Chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga and meditation, and other non-traditional treatments can provide relief. 

3. Medications

Over-the-counter and prescription medications can reduce chronic pain, too.

But opioid pain medications may cause brain fog and lead to dependence, so pain specialists usually limit their use or don’t recommend them at all. 

4. Interventional Procedures (at pain specialist practices)

Pain specialists have training in treating pain beyond medical school.

They have the expertise to pinpoint your pain problem and recommend procedures proven to give long-term relief.

Visit the Pain Management Specialists at Texas Pain Physicians (TPP)

Untreated chronic pain can put your life on hold.

If you suffer from brain fog and think chronic pain may be causing it, a friendly TPP doctor specialized in pain treatment can help.

We will accurately diagnose the condition and craft a unique pain management plan that fits you. 

Please call us at (972) 636-5727 or book your appointment online today.