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What is a Pain Management Doctor and What Does He Do?

Pain is one of the most common reasons why someone visits the doctor. Pain can be located in any number of areas throughout the body including the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and more. Even though many people believe that their pain can only be corrected through surgery, there are also plenty of non-surgical treatment options that people can explore. These include physiotherapy, rehab services, strengthening exercises, and chiropractic care. These services are all offered by South Bay Clinic and Wellness. With a large team encompassing pain management doctors (MDs), chiropractors, and physiotherapists, individuals and their families will have access to a highly trained team who can discuss non-surgical treatment options designed for their needs. Pain management specialists can treat a variety of chronic pain conditions.

Common Conditions Treated with Pain Management

Numerous common conditions can be treated with the help of a pain management physician. Some of the most common conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, herniated discssports injuriesmuscle painsciaticacompressed nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, fibromyalgia, and more. These conditions can lead to pain in a variety of locations throughout the body. No matter where the pain is coming from, some dedicated professionals can work with individuals to alleviate their discomfort.

Common Locations for Symptoms of Chronic Pain: Reliable Pain Management

There are several common locations in which people might feel both acute and chronic pain. Some of the most common types of pain include:

Elderly man having a knee injury

Knee Pain: Knee pain is incredibly common and can develop following either an acute injury or a chronic disease. Chronic knee pain can develop as a symptom of rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. Knee pain can also be acute, following a direct blow to the knee or a twisting injury that leads to a knee sprain.

Foot and Ankle Pain: Foot and ankle pain can also be debilitating in nature. An ankle sprain can develop following a rolled ankle, leading to bruising and ligament damage. Foot pain can also develop and is a common symptom of bone fractures. These fractures can either be acute (following a blow to the foot) or chronic (such as a stress fracture).

Hip Pain: Hip pain is very common, particularly in elderly individuals who may have osteoporosis. Hip pain can make it hard to get out of bed, walk around the house, or take the stairs. 

Neck and Back Pain: Neck and back pain are both incredibly common and can develop following a sports injury or gradually as a symptom of poor posture. Neck and back pain can manifest due to poor alignment of the spine and can be corrected by a trained pain management doctor.

Woman suffers from shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain: Shoulder pain commonly develops due to overuse and sports injuries in sports such as swimming. This leads to inflammation in the shoulder which can lead to chronic discomfort.

Elbow Pain: Elbow pain is common in sports such as tennis and golf. The mechanics of the swing can place stress on the condyles, leading to chronic pain.

Hand and Wrist Pain: Hand and wrist pain can develop due to any number of causes; however, carpal tunnel is one of the most common causes of hand and wrist pain. Gradual inflammation in the hand and wrist can lead to chronic pain.

Trust in a Compassionate Pain Management Physician

Pain is one of the most common reasons why someone visits a doctor and numerous options for pain management never involve a surgical procedure. Any individual or family who needs a pain management physician in the Torrance area should reach out to our chiropractic office today to learn more about our services. At South Bay Pain and Wellness, we provide comprehensive pain management services which include chiropractic services, physiotherapy, rehab services, stretching, strengthening exercises, sports injury rehabilitation, pain medications, and NSAIDs. Our dedication to our patients has been reflected in the numerous positive reviews written by our patients on Yelp and Google. Please contact our offices today at (424) 235-1562  to learn more about how our chiropractors can help you alleviate your chronic pain.

Dr. Misa Zaker, D.C.
As a South Bay resident and graduate from UCLA Dr. Zaker specializes in comprehensive multifaceted chiropractic care and manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). After getting his doctor of chiropractic degree at Southern California University of Health Sciences Dr. Zaker built his practice with a goal of changing the perception of what a chiropractic treatment consists of. Dr. Zaker has treated many professionals and amateur athletes including UFC pros, marathoners, swimmers, dancers, and cyclists. Certified in Nerve Conduction Velocity and Manipulation Under Anesthesia, his expertise is sports rehabilitation has helped hundreds of injured athletes regain their strength and flexibility without surgery.

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