Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons men and women in the United States seek medical help. At California Pain Medicine Center, the team of pain management specialists offers comprehensive care for all types of chronic pain conditions at their office in Santa Monica, California. They provide long-term solutions for managing pain from cancer, spine injuries, and nerve damage, so you can live a healthy, physically active life. Call California Pain Medicine Center to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or book an appointment online today.
A number of underlying health conditions can cause chronic pain. Chronic pain is a type of persistent pain that lasts for six months or longer and may interfere with your ability to function normally.
Some of the causes of chronic pain often diagnosed and treated by the team at California Pain Medicine Center include:
Many of these conditions result from injuries like falls and auto accidents. You might also develop a chronic pain condition because of degenerative changes in your body that develop as you get older.
To diagnose the root cause of your chronic pain, the team at California Pain Medicine Center offers comprehensive diagnostic testing on-site.
The pain management specialists spend time with you reviewing your personal and family medical histories, your symptoms, and your lifestyle. They perform a physical exam to evaluate the area of pain and your range of motion.
You might need X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to get a better look at your bones, ligaments, and muscles. These tests provide valuable information about the nature of your injury or disease, so the team can customize your treatment plan.
Your treatment plan depends on your diagnosis. The team at California Pain Medicine Center offers a range of services that focus on relieving pain quickly and helping you manage your condition in the longer term.
Available treatment options for chronic pain include:
For chronic cancer pain that’s severe, you might be a candidate for treatment with an intrathecal pump (pain pump).
Treatment with an intrathecal pump involves delivering pain-relieving medications like morphine directly into your spinal cord via a small pump the team surgically implants into your abdomen. This therapy is typically a last resort for chronic pain when other therapies aren’t working.
Learn which chronic pain treatment is right for you by calling California Pain Medicine Center or by scheduling an appointment online today.