Advanced Pain Management Center

Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially for long-term or chronic pain. Common pain syndromes including low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain, muscle pain and aches, fibromyalgia, minor ligament injuries, arthritis pain and other joint problems, sciatica and other spinal nerve problems, neuralgia (pinched nerve, trapped nerve) and other nerve pains are taken care of at MPMC. After getting a pain assessment, the doctor can prescribe pain medicine or other pain treatments to help you get pain relief.

Pain Management Treatments available at MPMC:

  • Large and small joint injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Trigger point injections
  • Education and Advice on Exercises and stretching
  • Education and Advice about issues related to pain – pain killer addiction, rehabilitation advice, coping with pain, emotions, depression, anxiety, medication review etc.)

Large and small joint injections

By injecting anti-inflammatory medications into a particular area of inflammation, very high concentrations of the medication can be given while keeping potential side-effects to a minimum. Examples of conditions for which local anti-inflammatory medication injections are used include:

  • Shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis (shoulder joint)
  • Lateral epicondylitis, Olecranon bursitis (elbow joint)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist)
  • Trigger finger (fingers)
  • TMJ arthritis (jaw)
  • Greater Trochanteric bursitis, Hip osteoarthritis (hip)
  • Anserine bursitis, Prepatellar bursitis, Knee osteoarthritis (knee)
  • Achilles tendonitis, Retrocalcaneal bursitis, ankle osteoarthritis (ankle)
  • Calcaneal spur (heel bone) plantar fasciitis (foot)

 

Trigger finger

Trigger finger limits finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight. When rest and NSAIDs fail to help, the doctor may choose to inject a corticosteroid — a powerful anti-inflammatory medication — into the irritated tendon.

Back Pain

Facet joint

Between vertebrae are small joints that help your spine move. One of the many causes of pain in your spine could be from your facet joints. The procedure of injecting a local anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory drug into your facet joint could relieve you of your upper, mid or lower back pain. Fluoroscopy is often used to assist the doctor in precisely locating the injection so that the medication reaches the appropriate spot and only the appropriate spot.

Sacroiliac joint

The sacroiliac joint is a joint at the buttock area that serves in normal walking and helps to transfer weight from the upper body onto the legs. Doctor may recommend a SI joint injection to try and determine if one or both SI joints are the cause of your back pain.

Peripheral nerve block

  • Occipital neuralgia (headache) – Greater occipital nerve block
  • Lower limb pain – Sciatic nerve block
  • Post shingles pain – Intercostal nerve block

Trigger point injections

  • Myofasciitis – Chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscles, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back and neck
  • Fibromyalgia – Symptoms include chronic pain in the muscles, and painful tender points or trigger points at certain parts of the body that can be treated with trigger point injections. Fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes, stress management, and other fibromyalgia treatment.

Expert Physician Services and Patient Care

Our patient care team of expert physicians and nurses have been serving our happy customers in the Greater Los Angeles area for the past 15 plus years. Our patients visit us from the Southern California cities of Monterey Park, Downey, Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Montebello, East Los Angeles, South Pasadena, San Marino, South El Monte, Commerce, Temple City, El Monte, Pico Rivera, Maywood and Bell Gardens.