Chronic Pain Specialist

From Pain To Wellness, LLC

Pain Treatment Center located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

The longer you struggle with chronic pain, the more you cut yourself off from activities, limiting your life and unknowingly contributing to the cycle of pain. When your pain doesn’t improve with standard medical care, you need the specialized and holistic approach, including comprehensive medication management provided by James Gruft, MD, FAAPMR, DABPM and Stacie Wharton, PA, and the team at From Pain To Wellness LLC, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. They don’t treat pain in isolation; they tackle every aspect of your life affected by pain, giving you the tools to enjoy an active lifestyle. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment through online booking today.


Chronic Pain Q & A

What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?

Acute pain is your body’s natural response to illness or an injury. This type of pain goes away in a few months or when you heal.

Chronic pain lasts at least six months. It may start as acute pain that doesn’t go away, or you may struggle with pain for months without knowing the cause.

Without adequate treatment, chronic pain changes your brain and central nervous system, making your nerves hypersensitive to pain. At this stage, your pain isn’t tied to a specific injury or illness. Instead, chronic pain becomes the heart of the problem.

Why do I need comprehensive chronic pain management?

If you live with chronic pain, you already know that it doesn’t respond to standard medical care. Chronic pain requires a different approach that you won’t get from traditional medical practices.

You need comprehensive pain management that offers more than pills or injections. That’s why From Pain To Wellness takes a holistic, functional medicine approach, addressing your physical, psychological, and interpersonal health.

The team develops personalized treatment plans by choosing from a range of pain management therapies. Their goal is to give you the tools you need to optimize pain relief, cope with any pain you still have, and move forward to enjoy a full and active life.

What services might I receive during chronic pain management?

Chronic pain is similar to other chronic health conditions. If you have hypertension, diabetes, or heart disease, you can’t cure the disease. You must manage your condition and maintain your health by keeping the disease well-controlled.

Once chronic pain develops, you may not completely eliminate the pain. But with the multimodal approach offered at From Pain To Wellness, you can keep it under control.

Your treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Comprehensive medication management

  • Functional medicine

  • Physical therapy and exercise

  • Stress management

  • Nutritional testing and therapy

  • Nutraceuticals or supplements

  • Allergy testing and treatment

  • Gastrointestinal testing and treatment

  • Hormonal testing and treatment

Though medication may be part of your ongoing care, either for pain or to treat other underlying concerns, your provider at From Pain To Wellness explains the pros and cons and works with you to achieve an acceptable risk-to-benefit ratio.

If you’re ready to overcome your chronic pain, call From Pain To Wellness LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.