Pain management

Integrative Medicine located in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, CA

Pain management

Pain management services offered in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, CA

Pain is vital as a warning sign of physical harm, but sometimes it continues without purpose. The team of experienced doctors at SoCal Medical Center in Simi Valley and Van Nuys, California, are expert integrative medicine providers specializing in pain management. They help with conditions ranging from arthritis to poorly healed auto accident injuries, using safe, nonsurgical treatments. Call your nearest office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about effective pain management.

Pain management Q&A

What is pain management?

Pain management uses various methods to relieve or reduce long-term (chronic) pain.

Coping with pain every day or frequently experiencing pain flare-ups is tough. It limits your ability to work, enjoy activities with family and friends, and travel. You’ll likely suffer from tiredness, low mood, and anxiety and have difficulty sleeping. Watching your weight and staying fit can be challenging when you suffer chronic pain.

Opioid pain-relieving medications like codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone can reduce pain but don’t address its source. They’re also highly addictive and can cause severe side effects. SoCal Medical Center’s pain management programs offer physical medicine treatments provided by trusted doctors using nonopiate solutions.

Which conditions require pain management?

Any injury or disease that causes long-term pain can benefit from a specialized pain management program. Conditions that the SoCal Medical Center team sees include:

  • Chronic back pain 
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (shingles pain)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Trigeminal and occipital neuralgia (face and head pain, respectively)
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia (all-over body pain)

Poorly healed sports injuries and damage suffered in auto accidents are also frequent causes of pain.

What treatments does pain management use?

The pain management treatment you require varies depending on the condition’s cause and how it affects you. SoCal Medical Center’s treatments include:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic adjustments realign the bones and tissues in your spine and joints. Your doctor uses their hands or a special instrument to make fast, accurate thrusts to the damaged tissues.

Spinal decompression

Decompression reduces nerve compression in your spine, a common cause of back and neck pain that spreads into your legs or arms. You lie on a motorized table that gently moves your lower body. These movements increase the space between your spine’s bones (vertebrae), releasing trapped nerves.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy encourages healthy tissue growth by transmitting sound waves into damaged tissues.

Laser therapy

Lasers use light energy, a painless way to encourage healing and new cell generation.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP injections contain concentrated growth factors extracted from your blood. Growth factors help your body repair injuries. Introducing extra quantities of these growth factors to a poorly healed injury triggers new healing that can help even when an injury has been around for years.

Knee On Trac

Knee On Trac is a decompression system that gently stretches the knee joint. It increases the space in your knee and the fluid volume in and around the joint, reducing stress and improving flexibility.

Call SoCal Medical Center today or book an appointment online to learn more about pain management’s benefits.