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Busting Common Myths About PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy

Busting Common Myths About PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has gained popularity as a cutting-edge treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions, including joint pain, tendon injuries, and osteoarthritis. In this article, we aim to debunk common myths about PRP therapy.
Feb 23rd, 2024
Facet Joint Injections for Back Pain

Facet Joint Injections for Back Pain

Facet joint injections are a valuable treatment option for individuals suffering from back pain due to facet joint arthritis, degeneration, or injury. In this article, we explore facet joint injections for back pain at Pain Medicine Consultants
Feb 22nd, 2024
Food for Thought: Unveiling the Link Between Diet and Pain

Food for Thought: Unveiling the Link Between Diet and Pain

This article delves into the relationship between diet and chronic pain management. It explores the impact of various foods on inflammation levels in the body, identifies common dietary triggers of pain, and emphasizes the importance of healthy eating.
Feb 20th, 2024
Epidural Injections

Understanding Epidural Injections: Your Comprehensive Guide

If you've tried conservative treatments without success or are preparing for surgery, epidural injections may be a suitable option. Our specialists at Pain Medicine Consultants can assess your condition and determine whether epidurals are right for you.
Feb 16th, 2024
Pain Relief With Radiofrequency Ablation

Pain Relief With Radiofrequency Ablation

If you suffer from chronic pain and are seeking effective relief, radiofrequency ablation may be the solution you've been looking for. Contact Pain Medicine Consultants to schedule a consultation and learn more about how RFA can help you.
Feb 16th, 2024
Torn ligament? Promote Healing With PRP Therapy

Torn Ligament? Promote Healing With PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers accelerated healing and long-term relief for torn ligaments. In this article, we explore the intricacies of PRP therapy, its applications in orthopedic care, and why it may be the answer you've been searching for.
Feb 15th, 2024
Is Working From Home Giving You Back and Neck Pain?

Is Working From Home Giving You Back and Neck Pain?

Remote work often involves prolonged hours spent sitting in front of a computer, leading to poor posture and increased strain on the back and neck. If you're struggling with back or neck pain, don't hesitate to call us at Pain Medicine Consultants
Feb 14th, 2024
Discover Lasting Relief for Your Bulging Disc Pain

Discover Lasting Relief for Your Bulging Disc Pain

Around two percent of back pain cases are attributed to bulging discs. At Pain Medicine Consultants, in Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton and Corte Madera, CA, offer a diverse array of solutions tailored to provide enduring relief for bulging disc discomfort.
Feb 13th, 2024
Are You a Candidate for Epidural Steroid Injections? Find Relief from Chronic Pain

Am I A Candidate for an Epidural? Find Relief from Chronic Pain

Are you tired of enduring chronic pain with no end in sight? Traditional treatments falling short of providing relief? It might be time to explore a solution that could make a real difference in your journey towards recovery: the epidural steroid shot.
Feb 8th, 2024
4 Strategies for Living With CRPS

4 Strategies for Living With CRPS

Some days are better than others, but when you have complex regional pain syndrome, most days involve some degree of pain. Here are some proven strategies for dealing with this uncommon condition.
Feb 1st, 2024
Signs You May Have Trigger Points

Signs You May Have Trigger Points

Trigger points are also known as knots in your muscles, and most people encounter this painful condition at least once in their lives. If you want to learn how to recognize trigger points, read on.
Jan 9th, 2024
Shooting Pain in Your Legs? It Might Be Your Spine

Shooting Pain in Your Legs? It Might Be Your Spine

You turn a certain way or stand up straight and pain shoots down through one of your legs. The odds are fairly good that this type of pain isn’t related to your leg at all, but a pinched nerve in your back.
Nov 15th, 2023
3 Solutions for Chronically Achy Knees

3 Solutions for Chronically Achy Knees

It started out as an ache after a long day on your feet, but now your knees are in pain throughout the day, no matter your activity level. There are solutions that can help you move without discomfort.
Jun 1st, 2023
5 Tips for LIving With Arthritis

5 Tips for LIving With Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month in the United States, so we’re going to focus on the subject here, starting with five great tips for managing joint pain and inflammation. Here’s how you can prevent arthritis from limiting your life.
May 1st, 2023
Why Diabetics Are Susceptible to Neuropathy

Why Diabetics Are Susceptible to Neuropathy

For the more than 37 million Americans who have diabetes, neuropathy, or nerve damage, is a clear and present danger. Here’s a closer look at this potentially life-altering complication.
Jan 1st, 2023
How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial Work?

How Does a Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial Work?

You’ve tried different treatments to relieve your chronic pain without success and now you want to explore whether spinal cord stimulation might do the trick. The first step toward figuring that out is a trial period.
Dec 1st, 2022
How a Nerve Block Can Benefit Your Sciatica

How a Nerve Block Can Benefit Your Sciatica

The discomfort that comes with sciatica is singular — shooting pains in your lower back that can travel down your leg and make functioning at even basic level difficult. Explore how a nerve block may play a role in your much-needed relief.
Oct 6th, 2022
Is PRP Therapy Safe?

Is PRP Therapy Safe?

You’re dealing with a musculoskeletal issue and you’ve heard that platelet-rich plasma therapy may help. One of the many benefits of this regenerative treatment is that it’s considered a relatively safe road to healing.
Sep 1st, 2022
Managing Your Cancer-Related Pain with Nerve Blocks

Managing Your Cancer-Related Pain with Nerve Blocks

Nearly half of cancer patients experience either short- or long-term pain related to the disease, which can make an already difficult journey even worse. Thankfully, there are solutions, such as nerve blocks, that can bring you relief.
Aug 1st, 2022
Treating Your Migraines with Biofeedback

Treating Your Migraines with Biofeedback

Globally, one in 10 people suffers from migraines, making the condition one of the more common around the world. While we still don’t have a cure, we do have treatment options, including biofeedback.
Jul 1st, 2022
How PRP Can Help Restore Your Hair

How PRP Can Help Restore Your Hair

If you’re among the millions of men and women experiencing thinning hair, the thought of painful hair transplants may not be appealing. The good news is that we offer non-surgical and effective hair restoration.
Jun 1st, 2022
Your Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Sciatica

Your Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Sciatica

There’s bad news and good news when it comes to sciatica. The bad? The condition can be painful. The good? We won’t be adding to that discomfort with surgery, as there are effective, nonsurgical treatment options.
May 1st, 2022
The Link Between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy

The Link Between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy

About 50% of people with diabetes in the United States develop peripheral neuropathy, especially in their lower limbs. Here, we explore the link between diabetes and nerve damage and what we can do to help.
Apr 1st, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Headaches

Understanding the Different Types of Headaches

You have a pounding headache and the pain is affecting your ability to function normally, never mind happily. The first step toward relief is to understand which type of headache you’ve developed.
Mar 1st, 2022
Ketamine for Depression: What to Expect

Ketamine for Depression: What to Expect

You’re tired of struggling with depression and, so far, treatments have been frustrating. Will you ever be able to break free from this mental prison? Explore how ketamine can help and what the treatments are like.
Feb 1st, 2022
Can Stress Cause Headaches?

Can Stress Cause Headaches?

You’re under a great deal of stress and, to boot, you have an awful headache. Are the two related? They can be. Here's a look at this relationship and what you can do to limit stress-related headaches.
Jan 1st, 2022
Telltale Signs That You Strained or Sprained Your Back

Telltale Signs That You Strained or Sprained Your Back

You’re dragging holiday decorations out of storage and you dive a little too far for that tennis ball, or you simply awaken one morning with back pain. Back strains are commonplace, and here’s how to tell whether you have one.
Dec 1st, 2021
Am I a Good Candidate for Joint Injections?

Am I a Good Candidate for Joint Injections?

You have an achy joint (or several) and the discomfort is preventing you from engaging in your normal activities, as well as taking the steps necessary for long-term joint health. Joint injections can help bridge the gap.
Nov 1st, 2021
6 Signs of Diabetic Neuropathy

6 Signs of Diabetic Neuropathy

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has diabetes, diabetic neuropathy is a clear and present danger. Intervening early with neuropathy can make all the difference, which is why you should know the signs.
Oct 1st, 2021
5 Injuries That Cause Knee Pain

5 Injuries That Cause Knee Pain

Pain is difficult enough to deal with on its own, but when it occurs in your knee, your ability to get through the day is severely compromised. Here’s a look at the five most common knee injuries and how we can help.
Sep 27th, 2021
Can a Nerve Block Help my Migraines?

Can a Nerve Block Help my Migraines?

If you suffer from migraines, you already understand that this condition is complex and answers aren’t easy to come by. If you haven’t explored whether an occipital nerve block may help, read on to learn more.
Aug 3rd, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Arthritis Pain

There are many reasons why treating arthritis is important, not the least of which is regaining your ability to move freely. If you’re struggling with arthritis pain, we have solutions that can restore your quality of life.
Jul 1st, 2021

Understanding Migraines

While head pain of any kind can hijack your overall wellness, migraines belong in a category of their own. Here’s a look at some of the hallmarks of this neurological issue and how we can go about bringing you relief.
Jun 9th, 2021

5 Therapies That May Help You Avoid Surgery

You’re in pain, but the thought of the discomfort and risks that come with surgery is less than ideal. Thankfully, surgery is only one avenue toward relief, and we offer many effective nonsurgical alternatives.
May 5th, 2021

Who Is Eligible for Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

You’re struggling with treatment-resistant pain or depression and you’re at wit’s end. If this sounds familiar, ketamine infusion therapy may be the solution you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know.
Apr 1st, 2021

Why Does Cancer Cause Pain?

The relationship between cancer and pain is a complicated one, which is not the answer you want to hear when you’re in pain. Rest assured, there are some effective strategies for managing cancer pain, and we offer them here.
Mar 1st, 2021

The Link Between Headaches and Sleep Loss

The link between headaches and sleep loss is a two-way street, with one often leading to the other. Here we explore this link and how you can remedy both your head pain and your lack of sleep.
Feb 1st, 2021

What To Do About Chronic Muscle Pain

Most people experience muscle pain from time to time, like after a workout. But chronic muscle pain is altogether different. Here’s a look at what causes this type of muscle pain and how we can treat the problem.
Jan 1st, 2021

Benefits of Intravenous Infusion Therapy

Problems like chronic neuropathic pain and depression have been notoriously difficult to treat, which is why ketamine infusion therapy is creating quite a stir. Could this be the answer to some serious mental and physical health issues?
Dec 1st, 2020

How Does Fibromyalgia Affect Emotional Health?

The link between fibromyalgia and your emotional health is a complex two-way street and one we’re only now beginning to fully understand. Here’s a look at how fibromyalgia can lead to emotional health issues and vice versa.
Nov 1st, 2020

Your Treatment Options When It Comes to Common Headaches

There are dozens of different types of headaches, all of which are one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. If you’d like to free yourself from the prison of head pain, here are some of your treatment options.
Oct 1st, 2020

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a complex and chronic problem that can be extremely frustrating to manage. Here’s a brief look at this serious health issue and the steps we can take to help you find relief.
Sep 3rd, 2020

Relieving Joint Pain With Injection Therapy

Discomfort in even your smallest joints can affect your quality of life, never mind the toll that pain and inflammation in your large joints can exact. No matter the joint, we offer several injection therapies that can provide you with relief.
Aug 18th, 2020

How Infusion Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Chronic Pain

If you’re among the 50 million people in the US who struggle with chronic pain, you’re likely frustrated by the lack of effective treatment options. Explore how infusion therapy is giving our patients the freedom to live life without constant pain.
Jul 19th, 2020

How You Can Benefit From Trigger Point Injections

Most everything in the human body is connected, which means a small problem can have a surprisingly large impact. If you have muscle tension causing both local and radiant pain, learn how trigger point injections get to the heart of the problem.
May 21st, 2020

What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Stimulation

If you’ve been struggling to find relief from your chronic back or neck pain, but to no avail, spinal cord stimulation may be just the solution you’re looking for. Here’s what you should know about this innovative treatment.
Feb 1st, 2020

Arthritis Treatments That Help Manage Your Pain

Tens of millions of Americans are affected by arthritis and the pain associated with this degenerative and chronic condition. If you find yourself struggling with increasing joint discomfort, here’s a look at some of your pain management options.
Jan 1st, 2020

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

There’s a lot you have to accept as you grow older, from skin that’s a lot less smooth to eyes that require a little vision help. But is back pain part of that package? Yes and no.
Nov 1st, 2019

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

Approximately two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and the prevalence of sciatica among adults is 40%. Coincidence? Read on to explore how carrying extra weight puts you more at risk of developing debilitating low back pain.
Oct 1st, 2019

Dealing With Diabetic Neuropathy

For diabetics, neuropathy is a clear and present danger, affecting half of all those who suffer from this chronic disease. Dealing with neuropathy can be extremely difficult, which is why you need the right team in your corner.
Sep 1st, 2019

How do Trigger Point Injections Work?

When it comes to treating chronic and treatment-resistant pain, trigger point injections are a highly effective solution that goes straight to the source of your discomfort. Here’s how these injections work.
Jun 1st, 2019
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4 Solutions to Migraine Pain

Do you suffer from frequent migraines? You don’t have to live with pain! There are ways to manage your symptoms and prevent migraines from taking over your life.
May 1st, 2019

Can Stem Cell Therapy Prevent the Need for Back Surgery?

Finding the right treatment to help you get relief from your chronic back pain can really test your patience and you may feel that surgery is your only option. But before you schedule your surgical consult, you may want to consider stem cell therapy.
Mar 21st, 2019