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Pain Management

Pain Management

About Pain Management

You might need pain management several times in your life, from living with chronic conditions to recovering from surgery. At Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists, the expert team of orthopedic specialists offers personalized pain management in Los Angeles-area offices in East Los Angeles, Wilshire, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Tarzana, Encino, Valencia, and Montebello, California. Book your appointment online or call the nearest office for help today. 

What is pain management?

Pain management is medical care attuned to the needs of people with either acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) pain. 

At Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists, the team of experts includes multispecialty providers with wide-ranging experience in all types of pain management. They’re here to give you meaningful pain relief so you can live life to the fullest.

What conditions might need pain management?

You might need pain management if you have difficult-to-manage back, shoulder, neck, knee, ankle, wrist, or other kinds of pain. Some specific conditions that might benefit from pain management include: 

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Neuropathy

Pain management is an important part of initial treatment for all of these conditions. It works alongside physical therapy, activity modifications, and other conservative strategies to help you return to a more active life with less pain. 

If more conservative strategies don’t relieve your pain, you could need joint replacement or arthroscopic surgery (arthroscopy). 

While the surgeons use the most advanced small-incision approaches, minimally invasive procedures are still surgeries. So, you can expect some discomfort for several days or a week after the procedure. 

Pain management strategies can minimize your post-operative pain and help you move through the healing period comfortably. 

What can I expect from pain management?

Pain management can include options like oral pain relievers and injections (corticosteroids and anesthetics). In some cases, the team may recommend more advanced pain management options like radiofrequency ablation, intrathecal pain pumps, or spinal cord stimulation. 

It’s important to keep up with physical therapy appointments to get the best benefits from pain management. Physical therapy improves strength and flexibility, ultimately improving your ability to function day to day.

Pain management focuses on helping you reach a better place by targeting the source of your pain. The ultimate goal is to help you be more comfortable and more active. 

The pain management program at Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists always keeps your whole-person wellness in mind, and they’re here to support you the whole way.

If you have pain that’s interfering with your life, it’s time to talk about a stronger solution. Call the Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists office nearest to you or click on the online booking tool to make your appointment now.