Services & Treatments

Pain Medication Management

Quite often, most chronic pain patients will need a long-term medication regimen to help manage the pain. We will provide the most comprehensive and tailored approach to meet each individual person’s needs. This can include anti-inflammation medication, chronic opioid therapy*, muscle relaxant, nerve medications, anti-depressants, and alternative medications. *Chronic opioid therapy is indicated for those chronic pain patients for whom other treatments including surgeries and interventional procedures and other medications have failed. This therapy is not suitable for any individual with substance-related behavioral disorders. This therapy has been monitored closely by both physicians and by the government. The goal is eventually weaning off all opioid pain medication. We have an extensive track record of successfully managing chronic opioid therapy for those patients whom it is indicated for. All new patients must go through a standard screening process for this therapy. (We strictly adhere to government guidelines pursuant to California Medical Board guidelines published in October 2014, and CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain published on Mar 15, 2016). See this page for more information on opioid therapy.

Quite often, most chronic pain patients will need a long-term medication regimen to help manage the pain. We will provide the most comprehensive and tailored approach to meet each individual person’s needs. This can include anti-inflammation medication, chronic opioid therapy*, muscle relaxant, nerve medications, anti-depressants, and alternative medications. *Chronic opioid therapy is indicated for those chronic pain patients for whom other treatments including surgeries and interventional procedures and other medications have failed. This therapy is not suitable for any individual with substance-related behavioral disorders. This therapy has been monitored closely by both physicians and by the government. The goal is eventually weaning off all opioid pain medication. We have an extensive track record of successfully managing chronic opioid therapy for those patients whom it is indicated for. All new patients must go through a standard screening process for this therapy. (We strictly adhere to government guidelines pursuant to California Medical Board guidelines published in October 2014, and CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain published on Mar 15, 2016). See this page for more information on opioid therapy.

Suboxone:

Our providers are certified for prescribing Suboxone to help those chronic pain patients who need to be off opioid therapy and have opioid use disorder. Again, we have an extensive track record of successfully managing Suboxone for those patients whom it is indicated for.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative orthopedics is a new field of medicine that may enable a patient to harness and amplify their own body’s ability to heal itself. It may improve pain and discomfort of the musculoskeletal system and enhance the healing of orthopedic conditions, such as injuries of a tendon, ligament, bone, muscle, spinal disc, meniscus of the knee, cartilage, or other musculoskeletal tissue.

Identifying Pain Source

In many cases, one of the most important first steps is to identify the true pain source. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is capable of conducting the most comprehensive and cutting-edge studies, dynamic ultrasound studies, nerve conduction studies, and electromyography (NCV/EMG), for this purpose.

Interventional Pain Management

We provide a wide selection of interventional procedures, including spinal and musculoskeletal procedures.

Spinal procedures include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • Discography
  • Radiofrequency denervation/rhizotomy
  • Facet radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Intrathecal pumps — for pain and spasticity
  • Sympathetic blocks

Musculoskeletal procedures include:

  • Ultrasound-guided joint injections (for knee, shoulder, hip, finger/hand, elbow, ankles, etc.)
  • Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks such as median nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome and trigeminal nerve)
  • Image-guided genicular nerve block and radiofrequency ablation for severe knee pain
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox injections

Weight Reduction

Quite often, chronic pain patients have lost the capacity to do exercise, which contributes to becoming overweight or obese. These conditions may conversely aggravate chronic pain further. We provide weight reduction programs in our clinic that have been specifically designed for chronic pain patients with obesity issues. This includes assessment, diet, exercise, lifestyle changes, and pharmaceutical treatment.

Comprehensive Therapy

Our providers are certified physical medicine and rehab physicians, who specialize in designing comprehensive therapy. This includes durable medical equipment (DME) for therapeutic purposes, such as individually tailored braces/splints for the neck, back, and joints.

Durable Medical Equipment: External Braces

External braces (formally known as orthotics) act to manage arthritic joints or weakened or deformed regions of the body. External braces can be used on various areas of the body including the upper and lower limbs and spine. Common orthotic interventions include spinal orthoses for scoliosis, low back pain, and neck pain; knee braces for knee pain; ankle-foot orthoses for ankle pain; wrist and thumb splints for wrist and thumb pain; and elbow splints/braces for elbow pain.

See the videos below which illustrate how to wear the external braces correctly.

External braces (formally known as orthotics) act to manage arthritic joints or weakened or deformed regions of the body. External braces can be used on various areas of the body including the upper and lower limbs and spine. Common orthotic interventions include spinal orthoses for scoliosis, low back pain, and neck pain; knee braces for knee pain; ankle-foot orthoses for ankle pain; wrist and thumb splints for wrist and thumb pain; and elbow splints/braces for elbow pain.

See the videos below which illustrate how to wear the external braces correctly.

Comprehensive PATIENT Care

Reducing pain & improving function so patients can return to their normal life.

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