Chronic Pain Management: Finding Relief and Improving Quality of Life
Chronic pain is a complex condition that can originate from many sources, such as injury or underlying medical conditions, and persist for many months or years. It can be debilitating, affecting one's physical and mental health, and dramatically impacting their quality of life. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we understand the toll chronic pain can take on a person, and we are here to help.
What is Chronic Pain Management?
Chronic pain management refers to the treatment and care provided to individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions. Treatment usually includes pain medication, physical therapy, and nerve blocks, which can often be unsuccessful or exacerbate pain levels.
Pain Management for CRPS
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain condition that causes intense pain, usually in the arms, hands, legs, or feet. It may happen after an injury, either to a nerve or to tissue in the affected area. CRPS typically develops after an injury, a surgery, a stroke, or a heart attack. Due to damage of the central nervous system, pain is amplified and more intense than that of a normal individual. Treatment usually includes pain medication, physical therapy, and nerve blocks, which can often be unsuccessful or exacerbate pain levels. Chronic pain symptoms for CRPS often include burning pain, changes in skin temp/color/texture, skin hypersensitivity, swelling and stiffness of joints, decreased range of motion. If left untreated, chronic pain symptoms often worsen. Ketamine infusions can block NMDA receptors, preventing nerves from firing pain levels and ultimately decreasing pain levels for CRPS.
Pain Management for Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain is often chronic and is the result of damage to nerves, characterized by burning or shooting pain, numbness, and tingling. Current treatments for neuropathic pain include conservative treatments like NSAIDs, nerve pain medications (Gabapentin), epidural injections, spinal cord stimulation, and Ketamine infusions.
Pain Management for Migraines
Migraines are a recurring type of headache that cause moderate to severe throbbing or pulsing pain, often on one side of the head. Migraines can be debilitating, making it impossible to carry out daily activities, and many individuals also suffer from nausea, weakness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Current pain management treatments for migraines include prescription and over-the-counter medication management for pain and nausea. Ketamine infusions for migraines have been proven to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines, with few adverse side effects.
General Pain Management
Pacific Pain & Wellness Group's clinicians diagnose and treat pain conditions of all types, including muscular, skeletal (bone), neuropathic (produced by injured nerves), post-surgical, and cancer pain. Our facility offers a broad range of treatments, including rehabilitation, medications, psychiatric treatments, and interventional (injection) procedures.
Pacific Pain & Wellness Group specializes in pain management for Back Pain: Radiculopathy or pinched nerve (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), herniated disc, neck pain, and sciatic pain; Hip Pain: Greater trochanteric bursitis, hamstring tendonitis or tears, muscle pain or injury, osteoarthritis, Piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, and tendon injuries; Shoulder and Arm Pain: bicipital tendonitis, medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfers & tennis elbow), rotator cuff tendonitis, tendinopathy or partial tears, ligament sprain or tear, lower leg and foot pain; and Achilles Tendonitis or Partial Tears: ankle sprains and ligament injury, peroneal tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints.
Why choose Pacific Pain & Wellness Group for your pain management needs?
At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal results and improve their quality of life through personalized, multidisciplinary pain management programs. We understand that chronic pain can be debilitating and impact every aspect of your life. That's why we offer advanced and innovative treatments, such as ketamine infusions, epidural injections, nerve blocks, and more, to effectively manage and treat chronic pain conditions like CRPS, neuropathic pain, and migraines.
Our experienced team of physicians, anesthesiologists, neuro-psychiatrists, and psychologists work together to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, with the goal of achieving long-term pain relief and improving your overall quality of life.
Don't suffer from chronic pain any longer. Schedule a consultation with one of our pain management specialists today and take the first step towards living pain-free.