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
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:
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.
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.
Peripheral nerve block
Trigger point injections
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 20 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.