If you struggle with acute or chronic pain, chances are you already know that you need more than prescription medications to get it under control. The board-certified doctors at Goodlife Physical Medicine in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Torrance, California, use an integrative approach to pain management, choosing among many different therapies to create a pain management plan for your unique needs. If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re ready to find pain relief, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Goodlife Physical Medicine never takes a one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. They carefully evaluate each person, determine the cause of their pain, and then draw from a wide range of treatment options.
Physical therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care have important roles in long-term pain management. When pain prevents you from engaging in physical treatments, your pain management may begin with interventional medicine or regenerative medicine.
Interventional treatments include epidural steroid injections, which alleviate pain by reducing nerve inflammation. Most other interventional treatments stop your pain by blocking the nerves that transmit pain signals to your brain.
Interventional pain management options include:
Goodlife Physical Medicine also has a state-of-the-art surgical facility where they perform minimally invasive procedures for pain relief.
For example, if your chronic pain is due to a herniated or degenerated disc, they may perform Dekompressor® discectomy or percutaneous disc nucleoplasty.
Regenerative medicine uses cells from the human body that naturally activate healing and create the new cells needed to repair damaged tissues. These treatments are the ultimate in pain relief because they help heal the problem.
You may receive treatments such as platelet-rich plasma injections, stem cell therapy, AmnioCyte Plus™ amniotic tissue allographs, or Core Cyte™, which contains umbilical cord cells that accelerate tissue growth.
The team at Goodlife Physical Medicine specialize in several advanced pain management treatments, including:
Using specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light, cold lasers pass through your skin to reach damaged tissues. Then they trigger cellular activity that accelerates healing, decreases inflammation, boosts circulation, and reduces pain.
Shockwave therapy uses high-energy sound waves to heal soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The sound waves accelerate your body’s natural regenerative abilities, increase cellular metabolism, and reduce inflammation.
By putting you under anesthesia, your provider can manipulate your spine or joints without causing discomfort.
To start your pain management program, call Goodlife Physical Medicine or book an appointment online today.