According to 2011 study by the Institute of Medicine, one third of Americans suffer from chronic pain. That’s more than all of patients with heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined.
“Chronic pain is pain that lasts for 3 months or longer,” says Pain Care of San Diego’s Medical Director, Michael Moon, M.D.. “Quite often it is moderate and annoying, but sometimes the pain is severe enough to interfere with daily activities.”
Because of medical conditions frequently associated with aging such as diabetes and arthritis, chronic pain is more common in older adults, but it’s not a normal part of aging. Chronic pain can occur anywhere in your body, and anyone can get it.
Conditions We Treat
The physicians at Pain Care of San Diego specialize in diagnosing and providing treatment for a wide variety of painful medical conditions including:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint pain
- Tennis elbow
- Postherpetic neuralgia
- Nerve injuries
- Complex regional pain
Treatments We Provide
Every patient is unique, and the professionals at Pain Care of San Diego take the time to educate and inform our patients about the most current medical treatment options available for their condition.
Our balanced approach may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage and counseling. Other treatment options include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Implantable spinal cord stimulators
- Fluoroscopically (X-ray) guided spinal injections
- Platelet rich plasma
- Joint and bursa cortisone injections
- Peripheral nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Botox injections
- Management of pain medications
Living with chronic pain can be difficult, and you may always have some pain even following treatment. But, in most cases, chronic pain can be managed so that you can get back to enjoying your daily activities.