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BODY PAIN SYMPTOMS & CONDITIONS

At The Pain Center, we help treat numerous body pain conditions ranging from arthritis to more serious chronic issues such as rheumatoid arthritis.

The benefits of good body and joint health are undeniable; it improves mobility, quality of life and promotes an active lifestyle. Body pain can affect numerous areas, including wrists, ankles, knees, back, neck and shoulder areas.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis occurs gradually over time; it is the wearing down of protective tissue at the ends of bones. Osteoarthritis can be a chronic condition with continuous pain.

Phantom Limb Pain

Common among amputees, "phantom pain" is the painful sensations that seem to be coming from a missing limb or another part of your body.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a result of pressure on the sciatic nerve. This condition causes radiating pain throughout the lower back and legs. Often sciatica is caused when a herniated disc or bone spur on the spine presses on the nerve.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis causes the body's immune system to attack its own tissue, affecting joint linings, causing painful swelling and joint damage. Areas of pain include joints, back and muscle groups.

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We treat arthritis in San Diego. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, but all relate to the informal way to refer to joint pain or joint disease. Arthritis is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older. It can cause permanent joint changes. While changes caused by arthritis may be visible, often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

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Around 1 out of 3 people diagnosed with a form of cancer experience cancer pain during treatment. Those who have had cancer spread throughout their body or have reoccurring cancer have a much higher chance of experiencing cancer pain. Your pain can be dull, achy or sharp and range from mild, constant, intermittent or severe.

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Complex regional pain syndrome is a type of chronic, long-lasting pain. Most commonly, it develops in an arm or leg that has been previously injured. With CRPS, you may have severe, unexplained pain that won't go away.

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This condition results as a problem with the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that branch out from your brain and spinal cord and travel to all other parts of your body.

If you notice abnormal tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet, or a lack of coordination and falling, seek medical care right away. Early diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and treatment in San Diego offers the best chance to control your symptoms and prevent further damage to your peripheral nerves.

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"Phantom pain" is the phenomenon that comes from painful sensations coming from a lost limb or another part of your body. Phantom limb pain is common among amputees and can become a chronic problem for some people.

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We provide steroid injections at The Pain Center in San Diego. A sacroiliac joint steroid is injected into the sacroiliac joint, where the spine and hip bone meet. The steroid medication is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in the joint.

Suppose the patient begins to experiences extended pain relief after a therapeutic sacroiliac joint injection. In that case, he or she can start a physical therapy or rehabilitation program to reduce pain further and return the patient to normal activity levels.

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Sciatica is caused by an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may be the result of problems deriving from bones and tissues or the lumbar spinal column.

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 30 million Americans have been diagnoses with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA, is the most commonly occurring type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, affecting the entire joint and involving the cartilage's deterioration. OA has a gradual onset and generally develops around the age of 50 and up.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, also referred to as RA, affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the US. RA is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the joint lining (synovium), leading to damage to the joints. As with many autoimmune diseases, RA comes with flare-ups like waves of worsening symptoms that can come and go.

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Our entire practice revolves around helping patients feel better. Pain is a fact of life until it interferes with the joys of living. Sandra Thompson, MD, and The Pain Center San Diego have innovative and comprehensive solutions to all forms of discomfort.

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Phone Number:

San Diego Fax: (858) 437-6702

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Address:

4033 3rd Avenue, Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92103

Hours:

Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
ABOUT THE PAIN CENTER SAN DIEGO

We are a group of pain management experts dedicated to helping patients live life better.

Dr. Thompson believes that life is to be enjoyed and that every effort should be made to minimize or eliminate pain. She offers a wide range of pain management alternatives.

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PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

Premier back pain treatments that will help reduce, relieve and improve your overall quality of life. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of service and results.

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LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

San Diego Phone: (619) 578-3740

San Diego Fax: (858) 437-6702

Our Location:

  • 4033 3rd Avenue, Suite 430 San Diego, CA 92103