Pain Doctor

Pain Medicine Consultants

Pain Specialists & Spine Specialists located in Pleasant Hill, CA - Pleasanton, CA - Novato, CA - Corte Madera, CA

A pain doctor isn’t just someone who prescribes pills. At Pain Medicine Consultants in Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, and Novato, California, the highly experienced pain management specialists go way beyond that, working closely with you to craft an innovative treatment plan that addresses your current issues while also preventing future pain. Use the online appointment scheduler or call the office to arrange a visit now.

Pain Doctor Q & A

When do I need to see a pain doctor?

Pain doctors like the skilled team at Pain Medicine Consultants are specialists in their field, so your primary care doctor or another medical professional can refer you to the pain doctor when you’re having uncontrollable pain.

You might need to see a pain doctor when you don’t heal from an injury in the typical or expected way, for example, if you’re in serious pain long after your injury should be fully healed. Another case where you might need to see a pain doctor is if you’re having chronic migraines, back pain, neck pain, or another kind of pain.

Your pain doctor offers the most effective pain solutions, including state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatments only available at pain clinics.

What kind of treatments do pain doctors recommend?

Pain doctors at Pain Medicine Consultants recommend treatments based on your condition, your symptoms, and your needs. Some of the many treatments available include:

  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Botox® injections for migraines
  • Nerve blocks
  • Minimally invasive spinal decompression
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Intrathecal drug pumps implanted in your abdomen
  • IV infusions
  • Stem cell or PRP therapy (regenerative medicine)

Your Pain Medicine Consultants physician can recommend several of these treatments at once for optimal effect. Although many treatments are nondrug ones, your physician can also prescribe pain medication if you need it and your condition warrants it.

How should I prepare for my first appointment with the pain doctor?

Speak to both your primary care or other referring physician and a member of the Pain Medicine Consultants team to make sure that your referral is in order. You will also need to check on the status of your medical records transfer, as your pain doctor needs to fully review your medical records before starting your new pain treatment plan.

If you’ve had any imaging, such as an MRI, a CT scan, or X-rays, done recently, arrange for the transfer of that imaging to your new pain doctor. Although you might have new images done in the course of your treatment, your older images are important for measuring your progress.

If you need an expert pain doctor who really cares about your wellness, schedule your appointment at Pain Medicine Consultants online or by phone now.