It’s estimated that 20% of Americans live with chronic pain. If your life is disrupted by pain, contact Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, at SEVA Pain Institute, in Tracy, California, for expert and customized pain management services. Dr. Dhaliwal focuses on providing treatments to relieve your pain and improve your overall wellness. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to discover how Dr. Dhaliwal can help you lead a pain-free, active life.
Pain Management Q & A
What is pain management?
Pain management is the medical practice of relieving painful symptoms and healing the conditions or injuries causing your pain. Pain management can alleviate your symptoms so you can focus on recovering and healing your body.
What treatments are available for pain management?
Dr. Dhaliwal offers a comprehensive range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and therapies to manage your pain. After providing a detailed exam and consultation, he creates a customized treatment plan to address your individual symptoms. Your pain management program may include any of the following treatments.
Physical therapy helps you build strength and flexibility in your muscles and connective tissues. It can help you stay strong and supple as you recover from injury and provide better support to your bones and joints while helping you improve your balance and reduce your risk of future injuries.
When your pain is due to nerve dysfunction, neurostimulation treatments like spinal cord stimulation can ease your pain. Neurostimulation uses a mild electrical current to disrupt or blunt pain messages traveling along your spinal cord or peripheral nerves to reach your brain.
Regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy can accelerate your healing process and reduce your pain from degenerative conditions and joint and soft tissue injuries. PRP injections and stem cell therapy flood your damaged tissue with the nutrients necessary for cellular repair and regeneration.
Radiofrequency ablation treatments are another method of disrupting pain messages due to nerve damage. It’s a minimally invasive therapy that uses either heat or freezing temperatures to damage and shut off a malfunctioning nerve.
Nerve blocks are injections of anesthetics and corticosteroids that reduce inflammation around compressed or damaged nerves to relieve pain. The injections either dull your damaged nerve or lessen the pressure on the nerve to ease your pain.
Chronic pain can result in stress and suffering that impacts you and your loved ones. Therapy can help you develop relaxation techniques, coping, and self-monitoring strategies.
What should I do if I live with chronic pain?
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and that you need medical attention. If you have pain that lasts for more than a day or two and doesn’t subside with rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain relievers, make an appointment to meet with Dr. Dhaliwal. He is committed to helping you find relief and lead an active, healthy, pain-free life.
Call SEVA Pain Institute today or schedule a consultation online to learn about your pain management options.