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 physical therapy, 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 physical therapists, 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

There are numerous common conditions that can be treated with the help of a pain management physician. Some of the most common conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, herniated discs, sports injuries, muscle pain, sciatica, compressed 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, there are dedicated professionals who can work with individuals to alleviate their discomfort.

Common Locations for Symptoms of Chronic Pain: Reliable Pain Management

Elderly man having a knee injury

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

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 in nature, 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 in nature (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.

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 there are numerous options for pain management that never involve a surgical procedure. Any individual or family who is in need of 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, physical therapy, 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 +. Furthermore, we are always willing to give our new patients a free 30-minute session of either strength training, massage, or pilates! Please contact our offices today at (424) 235-1562  to learn more about how our chiropractors can help you alleviate your chronic pain.