Pain Conditions

Pain can come from any part of the body but it is important to separate different types of pain when diagnosing and considering treatment

  • Nerve or neuropathic pain has distinct characteristics and is usually accompanied by nerve injury. Symptoms might include tingling, numbness or shooting pains. 
  • Musculoskeletal or somatic pain usually comes from problems in the joints, bones or muscles and can cause activity avoidance and reduced mobility. 
  • Visceral or organ pain derives from the internal organs and has distinct characteristics.

Each type of pain has specific treatment and pain management options so it is essential to diagnose accurately.

Dr. Slon has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions related to medical or surgical illness, cancer, and chronic non-malignant pain. He understands that the clinical presentation of pain can vary from the simple to the complex, and that co-morbidity is very common, with personal and functional problems often emerging as complicating factors.

Pain conditions that Dr. Slon can treat include:

Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Whiplash Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Prolapsed Discs
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rib Pain
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Pain
  • Eye Pain
  • Odontalgia (Dental Pain)

Neuropathic Pain

  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Injury
  • Post Surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Medication Overuse Headaches
  • Tension Headache
  • Migraines

Visceral Pain

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Testicular Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Angina Pain 
  • Interstitial Cystitis 
  • Intestinal Pain
  • Chest Pain

Cancer Pain

Cancer pain has many components from the categories above.