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Understanding Inflammatory Pain: Conditions and Cutting-Edge Therapies

In the dynamic field of pain management, understanding and treating inflammatory pain stands as a crucial aspect. Dr. Calvin Cajigal, leading Pain Management Services across Des Peres, St. Peters, Washington, and St. Louis, MO, brings a wealth of expertise to this challenging area. This comprehensive guide delves into the various conditions associated with inflammatory pain and the innovative therapies available under Dr. Cajigal’s care.

The Nature of Inflammatory Pain

Inflammatory pain, a response to tissue damage and inflammation, can significantly impact daily life. This type of pain, often chronic, is associated with a range of conditions, manifesting as persistent discomfort, swelling, and redness.

Common Conditions:

  • Arthritis: Including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Autoimmune Disorders: Such as lupus and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Dr. Cajigal’s Approach to Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis is the foundation for effective treatment. Dr. Cajigal’s approach is thorough and patient-centric.

Diagnostic Techniques:

  • Physical Examination: Assessing the affected areas for signs of inflammation.
  • Blood Tests: Identifying markers of inflammation and autoimmune activity.
  • Advanced Imaging: MRI or ultrasound to visualize internal inflammation.

Advanced Therapeutic Strategies

With a comprehensive diagnosis, Dr. Cajigal and his team develop tailored treatment plans, incorporating the latest advancements in pain management.

  1. Pharmacological Interventions: Including NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
  2. Physical Therapy: Customized programs to enhance mobility and reduce pain.
  3. Interventional Procedures: Such as joint injections for targeted relief.

Integrative and Holistic Care

Recognizing the multifaceted nature of inflammatory pain, Dr. Cajigal integrates holistic therapies into conventional treatment plans.

  • Acupuncture and Massage Therapy: For natural pain relief and inflammation reduction.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Diet plays a crucial role in managing inflammatory conditions.

The Importance of Patient Education and Empowerment

A cornerstone of Dr. Cajigal’s practice is educating patients about their conditions and treatment options, empowering them to be active participants in their care.

Educational Initiatives:

  • Workshops on Inflammatory Conditions: Understanding the root causes and impact.
  • Resourceful Materials: Providing in-depth information for ongoing education.

Localized Care in Missouri

Serving the communities of Des Peres, St. Peters, Washington, and St. Louis, MO, Dr. Cajigal’s practice offers a local touch with global expertise in managing inflammatory pain.

Emphasizing a Multidisciplinary Approach

Dr. Cajigal’s practice stands out for its comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, ensuring patients receive all-encompassing care for their inflammatory conditions.

Collaborative Treatment:

  • Coordination with Specialists: Collaborating with rheumatologists, immunologists, and other experts.
  • Team-Based Approach: Involving physiotherapists, nutritionists, and pain management specialists.

Leveraging the Latest in Pain Management Technology

Staying at the forefront of medical technology, Dr. Cajigal’s clinic provides patients with access to the most advanced treatments for inflammatory pain.

Technological Advancements:

  • Biologic Therapies: Targeted treatments for specific autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Offering quicker recovery and effective pain relief.

The Value of Personalized Treatment Plans

Understanding that each patient’s experience with inflammatory pain is unique, Dr. Cajigal emphasizes the importance of personalized treatment plans, designed to align with individual needs and lifestyles.

Contact Information

Begin your journey toward effective management of inflammatory pain with the expert care at Pain Management Services, led by Dr. Calvin Cajigal.

Phone: 314-821-8644


  1. Arthritis Foundation: Detailed information on arthritis and related inflammatory conditions.
  2. American College of Rheumatology: Resources on autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.
  3. Journal of Inflammation Research: Latest studies and findings in the field of inflammation and pain management.



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