According to the CDC, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Arturo Portales, DO, FAARFM, at OC Medical Tustin offers pain management with innovative treatment options that don’t create an unhealthy reliance on pain medications. If you suffer from persistent pain that interferes with your daily activities, call the Tustin, California, office to schedule a consultation today, or book an appointment online.
Pain management is a multi-disciplinary treatment strategy designed to address chronic pain. Pain management relieves painful symptoms, addresses underlying medical conditions, and promotes recovery. A successful pain management program can return you to pain-free living and restore your overall sense of well-being.
Pain that continues for 3-6 months after the initial onset is known as chronic pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating; it can interrupt sleep, impair your ability to work and perform daily activities, and diminish your overall quality of life.
Chronic pain is a form of chronic stress, and it can cause the same physiological consequences as other forms of stress, such as anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalance.
Sometimes, the cause of chronic pain is unknown, but most chronic pain stems from an underlying condition.
Some common conditions that cause chronic pain include:
Chronic pain can be constant or intermittent, mild or severe, and may range from sharp, throbbing pain to a dull aching sensation.
Dr. Portales takes a conservative approach to pain management, using the least amount of pain medication possible to relieve symptoms effectively. He performs a complete physical evaluation and recommends treatments based on your individual needs to promote general health and vitality, heal injuries, and address medical conditions.
Dr. Portales may recommend some or all of the following options.
If you need medication to manage your pain, Dr. Portales works carefully to determine the right dosage, and continually monitors your progress to reassess your pain levels so you can remain at the lowest effective dose for the best possible treatment outcomes.
If you are suffering from pain that doesn’t go away over time, pain management offers freedom from ongoing frustration and distress. To learn more about how Dr. Portales safely and effectively treats chronic pain, call OC Medical Tustin to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.