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What are Steroid Injections ? Jun 29th, 2020

Steroid Injections   What are steroids? Corticosteroids are man-made medications that resemble cortisol, a steroid that your body's adrenal glands produce naturally. Unlike growth hormones that some athletes abuse, corticosteroids are utilized for their remarkable ability to reduce inflammation and immune response within the body.    Why is my doctor recommending...

Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Platelet Poor Plasma Jun 17th, 2020

With such similar-sounding names and both seeming to include plasma, patients are often curious about what the differences are between platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-poor plasma (PPP) injections. Both serve important regenerative functions and are becoming more frequently used in pain management, physical medicine, rheumatology, and orthopedics. At Remedy Pain...

Sciatica Mar 5th, 2020

Many patients with back pain also experience radiating pain down the leg, occasionally all the way to the foot. This radiating pain commonly referred to as “sciatica,” is due to irritation of the sciatic nerve which exits the spine in the lower back before it travels through the buttocks and...

What are NSAIDS and How are They Used? Mar 5th, 2020

Sleep is easily one of the most under appreciated, and overlooked restorative functions of the human body. As a pain management specialist, several chronic pain disorders are further accentuated with a loss of proper sleep hygiene. How can we improve our overall sleep patterns? Set a regular disciplined sleep schedule....

Tech Neck Dec 23rd, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   In today’s tech-heavy world, it is common for people to spend multiple hours per day staring at a screen. Between cell phones, tablets, computers, and other common devices, it seems unrealistic to think that we can eliminate these devices from our daily life. Because of this,...

Occipital Nerve Blocks Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Headaches are a common but very frustrating pain syndrome which may present much differently from one person to another. At Remedy Pain Solutions, we see many patients dealing with headaches that are difficult to control with oral medications alone, and are looking for something different than the...

CBD Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   With so much recent media attention, more and more patients have been asking us at Remedy Pain Solutions what CBD is and if they may benefit from products containing CBD. CBD stands for “Cannabidiol,” and is one of the hundreds of compounds naturally created by the...

Epidural Steroid Injections Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in America, and something that we at Remedy Pain Solutions treat every single day. One of the primary treatment options, an epidural steroid injection, is aimed at treating the inflammation of nerve roots in the spine....

Nerve Blocks Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   If you are suffering from pain in the spine or other body part, you may be told by your physician that you need to have a nerve block procedure. Nerve blocks are one of the most common procedures performed by our physicians at Remedy Pain Solutions,...

SI Joint Pain Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in America, and something that we at Remedy Pain Solutions treat every single day. While many patients have heard about disc herniations causing lower back pain or hip pain, not all are aware of a completely...

Whiplash Nov 7th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   As traffic continues to worsen across Los Angeles, the risk of automobile-related injury continues to rise as well. While no two car accidents are the same, the most common complaint that we at Remedy Pain Solutions hear from patients who were recently in an accident is...

Joint Injections Mar 27th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Joints are found throughout the body, and are areas where bones connect to one another. While we can thank our joints for allowing us movement and flexibility, this motion puts joints at a higher risk for painful injury and inflammation. Joint pain is common in patients of...

Medial Branch Blocks & Facet Intra-articular Injections Mar 27th, 2019

424-210-9013 Request Appointment While joint pain remains one of the most commonly treated symptoms at Remedy Pain Solutions, many patients are not aware how common joint pain is within the spine itself. Each vertebral segment contains two small joints, called “facet joints,” which provide the spine with stability and flexibility....

Medial Branch Block to remove back pain Feb 27th, 2019

A medial branch block is an injection of an anesthetic near the joints in your spine called facet joints. The injection is targeted towards the nerve that supplies these joints with pain signals; called the medial branch. You may require multiple injections depending upon how many joints are involved. Typically...

Stem Cell compared to PRP Feb 18th, 2019

Stem Cell compared to PRP 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   As mainstream media continues to explore regenerative medicine, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, you may find yourself wondering what the difference is and which may be beneficial for the type of pain you are experiencing. At...

Rhizotomy/ Radiofrequency Ablation Jan 2nd, 2019

Rhizotomy/ Radiofrequency Ablation 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Remedy Pain Solutions is proud to offer innovative, modern approaches to the management of arthritic pain. If you are not dealing with pain due to arthritis, you likely know somebody who is. While most people think of arthritis pain the knees, hips, shoulders,...

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Dec 4th, 2018

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   As we learn more about pain and the factors which contribute to pain, it becomes clear how important regenerative medicine techniques are going to be within the future of healthcare. At Remedy Pain Solutions, we pride ourselves on utilizing some of the most...

Botox for migraines Oct 23rd, 2018

Botox for migraines 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   While most of us hear about Botox smoothing wrinkles of the face, many are unaware how effective Botox can be at preventing muscle contractions which trigger migraines. The use of Botox for migraines began in the mid-1990s when patients receiving injections for other...

Trigger Point Injections (TPI) Oct 9th, 2018

Trigger point injections 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   One of the most common pain syndromes that we see at Remedy Pain Solutions is myofascial pain, characterized by “trigger points.” A trigger point is a knotted or tight location within a muscle which produces pain focally and in a referred pattern when...

Benefits of Vertiflex Sep 25th, 2018

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Vertiflex With an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with chronic pain across the country, we at Remedy Pain Solutions strive to be on the leading edge of treatment options offered to patients in the Marina Del Rey, California area. It is likely that either you...

Vitamin infusions Aug 21st, 2018

Vitamin infusions 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   We at Remedy Pain Solutions have had many questions recently about vitamin infusions and if they are beneficial for pain. This treatment strategy has become popular as Americans are increasingly concerned with their nutrition, and alternative therapies become more widespread. While there are many...

Bone Marrow Aspirate Stem Cell Injections Aug 6th, 2018

Bone Marrow Aspirate Stem Cell Injections 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Some of the most exciting and beneficial treatments we offer at Remedy Pain Solutions are regenerative therapies, including stem cell injections. Many patients are not exactly sure what stem cells are, where they are from, or what level of benefit...

Is Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy the right choice for you? Jul 17th, 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   With an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with chronic pain across the country, we at Remedy Pain Solutions strive to be on the leading edge of treatment options offered to patients in the Marina Del Rey, California area. Those who have chronic...

Ketamine for Chronic Pain Jul 1st, 2018

Ketamine for Chronic Pain 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   With an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with chronic pain across the country, we at Remedy Pain Solutions strive to be on the leading edge of treatment options offered to patients in the Marina Del Rey, California area. Those who have...

Los Angeles Doctor Says Best Chronic Pain Treatment Combines PRP and “Alpha Mac” Therapy Oct 16th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Akash Bajaj, MD says that chronic joint pain may be eliminated and sports injuries can heal faster when “Alpha Mac”, a dis-inflammatory therapy is administered before PRP treatment. “Alpha Mac”, or “Alpha 2 Macro-Globulin” treatment uses components derived from a patient's own blood, primarily enzymes which act...

What is the difference between Epidural injections vs. Facet joint injections? Aug 25th, 2017

What is the difference between Epidural injections vs. Facet joint injections? 424-210-9013 Request Appointment     Epidural Steroid Injections are used for therapeutic reasons in the treatment of sciatica (pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down to either lower extremity) that can be caused by conditions...

Rhizotomy Aug 6th, 2017

Rhizotomy 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   If you are experiencing chronic severe neck or lower back, failed previous epidural injections, exhausted conservative therapies such as physical therapy, and various medications with no relief? Our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj is a highly experienced expert in accurately diagnosing often misdiagnosed conditions. Dr. Bajaj...

Sacro-iliac injections Jul 9th, 2017

Sacro-iliac injections 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain/buttock pain that has not responded to medications and conservative therapy, you may be a candidate for a Sacro-iliac joint injection performed by our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj in Los Angeles (thinkrps.com). The sacrum is part...

CRPS-Complex regional pain syndrome Jun 1st, 2017

CRPS-Complex regional pain syndrome 424-210-9013 Request Appointment   CRPS is a chronic pain condition that lasts greater than six months or more. It may affect the spinal cord or a limb such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot.  It may be secondary to an injury such as a sprain/strain,...

Platelet- Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) May 15th, 2017

PRP INJECTIONS Do you suffer from osteoarthritis? An innovative, natural, safe, and non-surgical effective treatment is now available through our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj in Los Angeles (thinkrps.com).  Platelet-rich plasma injections have been widely used with elite professional athletes and celebrities to help treat and heal injuries and is available at...

What is Soma? May 15th, 2017

Soma (carisprodol)   What is Soma? It is a muscle relaxant that is prescribed to relieve pain from muscle injuries and spasms.   Recent research has shown that opioids (Ex: Hydrocodone or oxycodone) and Soma  (carisoprodol) and/or benzodiazepines (Ex: Alprazolam ) have dangerous overlapping side effects when taken together.  When these...

What is IV ketamine infusion? May 15th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   IV ketamine Infusion     Ketamine Infusions are now part of an exciting & emerging pain management therapy administered by our pain specialist Dr. Bajaj in Los Angeles that may be able to help (thinkrps.com) your chronic pain no responsive to traditional therapies. The National Institute...

4 New Years Resolutions to Manage your Chronic Back Pain. Feb 20th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   4 new years resolutions  to manage your chronic back pain. 1. Make it a point to walk at least 3 times per week The benefits are clear: Regular low impact aerobic exercise is thought to reduce inflammation, strengthen your muscles, and creating increased blood flow to...

Turmeric Feb 10th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It contains a chemical called curcumin. Curcumin in addition to other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling and inflammation in the body.  For this reason, turmeric may be beneficial in the treatment of conditions which leading...

Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Feb 10th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Sacral Insufficiency Fractures   The sacrum is a triangular shaped bone located at the base of the lumbar spine. The sacrum has five segments that are fused together into one large bone, without the presence of discs between each segment. The bone is classified as making...

Plantar Fasciitis Feb 10th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Plantar Fasciitis   Plantar fasciitis is the #1 cause of heel pain in the United States. Fascia is a semi-dense organization of collagen to form connective tissue. This connective tissue is located beneath the skin and is responsible for providing support and additive function of muscle tissue. The plantar fascia specifically is...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Jan 11th, 2017

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)   About Carpal tunnel syndrome is a relatively common condition involving the hand(s). The condition may either involve just one or both hands at the same time. The symptoms that characterize CTS present as result of increased pressure upon a nerve in the...

"Capsaicin: A common topical pain reliever with some surprising benefits" Dec 8th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Capsaicin is a TRPV1 receptor agonist. Therefore it agonizes or potentiates the effect of the TRPV1 receptors located in your skin. This receptor's functions are to detect and regulate body temperature. In addition, the receptor also provides us with the detection of hot and cold sensations ie scalding heat and...

Pre-operative surgery - Part II Dec 4th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment     Part ll: The pre-operative surgery consultation     In part 1 we touched on the basics of surgery. In this blog, we will provide you with a more detailed understanding of the importance of a preoperative consultation.   Currently, Remedy Pain Solutions is teaming up with patients to maximize outcomes and...

What is a nerve block? Are there more than one? Nov 18th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Nerve blocks are essentially what the name implies: They block is to disrupt pain signals along a nerve(s) before they can be processed by the brain. Nerves transmit sensations like pain from the site in question to the brain. Blocks involve injecting various types of medications...

How common is surgery today? Part I Nov 4th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Q: How common is surgery?   A: Surgery is extremely common. It is estimated that as many as 234 million surgeries are performed around the world every year. That is one surgery for every 3 people.      Q: So what does this mean for the average person?    A: This means that...

Medial Branch Block to remove back pain? Nov 2nd, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   A medial branch block is an injection of an anesthetic near the joints in your spine called facet joints. The injection is targeted towards the nerve that supplies these joints with pain signals; called the medial branch. You may require multiple injections depending upon how many...

Wondering if you may benefit from Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M)? Oct 22nd, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Alpha-2-macroglobulin has the power to: Stop the breakdown of cartilage and prevent cartilage loss Cease the progression of osteoarthritis Support the repair and restoration of joints Reduce the pain caused by osteoarthritis Improve joint function white reducing pain Promote tissue proliferation Osteoarthritis (OA) is a fairly...

Lower Back Pain Caused Due to the Motion of Spine Sep 12th, 2016

The ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones inside our spine enable us to move freely in all directions. However, our motion or movements might lead to the damage or wear and tear of the spine system, and it might gradually cause stiffness and pain. It is important to realize how your...

Connection Between Pelvic Pain And Obturator Internus Muscle Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   The obturator internus muscle does not get much attention and care as the abs, pecs, or quads do. This may be because the muscle cannot be flexed or seen in a mirror, and many people in the world of fitness do not know much about the...

Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Trigger Point Injections (TPI) are administered when there is a painful trigger point that spreads the pain to the surrounding area. The injection is given directly into the source – the trigger point of the pain; this makes the trigger point inactive, and thus, the pain...

Spine Curvature Disorder and Treatment Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   The human spine is made of small bones called vertebrae, which are stacked together with discs, one on top of the other. A healthy spine will have a gentle curve when looked from the side, which is quite natural. In fact, the curve of the spine...

Everything you Need to Know about Occipital Nerve Block Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Occipital nerve block is a steroid injection done around the occipital nerves, which are located above the neck area on the back of your head, originating from the top of the spine. It is called “nerve block” because the injection blocks the pain from the nerves...

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin (A2M) Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Fibronectin–Aggrecan Complex (FAC) is a unique molecular complex that is harvested and used as a biomarker in areas of the body. Researchers have recently discovered that FAC is a product of cartilage breakdown but even more prominently, that it is synonymous with pain following a joint injury. The presence...

An Overview of Cauda Equina Syndrome Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), though a rare condition, is a serious lower back disorder that requires immediate medical attention. A bundle of nerves emerges from the lower end of the spinal cord in the lumbar spine, resembling a horsetail, hence the name “Cauda Equina”, which is...

What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and How It Helps in Pain Relief Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an advanced treatment method, where a radio wave heats up a small part of nerve tissue causing pain to disrupt their ability to send pain signals. RFA is used for the treatment of chronic neck pain and lower back pain, as well...

Effective Pain Management with PRP Therapy Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Many groundbreaking techniques are introduced to heal chronic medical conditions, and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is one such promising treatment method, which is used for pain management. PRP is an injection therapy that can be used to treat conditions like osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, pelvic...

What is Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and How it Can be Treated Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Cervical Spondylosis, along with Cervical Myelopathy is commonly referred to as Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. It refers to weakened function of the spinal cord, resulting in regenerative changes to facet joints and discs in the spine and neck. This is the most widespread disorder that causes dysfunction...

Lower Back Pain Caused Due to the Motion of Spine Sep 12th, 2016

The ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones inside our spine enable us to move freely in all directions. However, our motion or movements might lead to the damage or wear and tear of the spine system, and it might gradually cause stiffness and pain. It is important to realize how your...

Symptoms and Treatment of Brachial Neuritis Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Brachial Neuritis is the condition of sudden shoulder and arm pain, followed by weakness or numbness. It is caused by the inflammation of the Brachial Plexus, which is formed by the combination of the nerve roots that leaves the cervical spine in the neck. Brachial Plexus...

Five Methods for a Better Spine Pain Management Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   Our spine or backbone consists of 206 bone disks called the vertebrae, which offers protection to our spinal cord and allows us to stand and bend properly. A number of problems such as infections, injuries, tumors, and herniated disks can change the structure of the spinal...

Non-Surgical Methods to Treat Hip Joint Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment   The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, where the leg joins the pelvis. When the hipbone moves in the socket, a set of cartilages helps to prevent the friction between the bone and the socket. The hip joint is also strong enough to take...

The Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention of Back Pain in Football Players Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The chances for the occurrence of injuries are greater in football; injuries can happen either during matches or during practice sessions because this is a game of high-speed collisions. The force exerted on an opponent to take him down or the resilience showed by a player to...

How Epidural Steroid Injection Helps in Upper Back Spine Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a non-surgical method to treat inflammation of nerves in the spine, and thereby reduce spine pain. The injection is usually used to treat conditions of spinal stenosis, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, recurrent pain following spine surgery, etc. Epidural injections can also...

Common Elbow Injuries and Their Treatment Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The elbow joint is made up of cartilage, bone, ligaments, and fluid, and its movement is made easier with muscles and tendons. As the elbow is an important moving part of our body, any injury or damage in its parts can lead to great pain, which would...

Common Myths about Back Pain Problems and Treatments Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Back pain can be extremely painful and the diagnosis can be difficult in many cases. However, there are numerous treatment techniques available these days, ranging from simple pain killing measures to advanced surgeries, which offer efficient back and neck pain relief. Nevertheless, there are several myths and...

Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Back Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The sacroiliac joint is the joint that connects the sacrum (the triangular bone located at the bottom of the spine) to the hips. This joint is a shock-absorbing structure, and is responsible for transmitting all the forces of the upper body to the hips and legs. Therefore,...

Neck Pain Symptoms and Need of Surgery Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Neck pain has become a very common issue these days, and there can be many causes of neck pain. The neck is a network of nerves, muscles, joints, and bones, designed to offer stability and strength. Neck pain that persists for months should be considered seriously, as...

Types of Neck Pain and Their Causes Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Neck pain is a condition that millions of people experience at some time in their life. For most of the cases, treatment of the condition can be done without surgery, although there are some symptoms that may reveal a serious condition that warrants immediate medical attention. Most...

Fibromyalgia Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Fibromyalgia is a fairly new disorder that is characterized by global pain of the musculoskeletal system that is present for at least three months. Fibromyalgia consists of pain in both sides of the body, both above and below the waist. Additionally, people with fibromyalgia must have pain...

An Overview on Tailbone Issues Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The small bone present at the bottom of the backbone is commonly called tailbone. It is also known as coccyx, and is made up of 3 to 5 bones fused together. The coccyx can get affected by different injuries and disorders resulting in pain in the lower...

Reasons Why Weight Training is good for People with Back Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment People with back pain may not think lifting weights is a good idea, but it turns out that weight training can fix some of the symptoms and get rid of the pain to some degree. A study conducted at the University of Alberta shows that training the...

How to Ease Back and Neck Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Have you ever felt that aching pain in your lower back? If you have, you are not alone. Back and neck pain is very common, and about 80% of people experience back pain at least once in their lives. There can be many reasons for back and...

Pain Relief Measures Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk – Study Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Weight training can benefit people with back pain issues in many ways. Physical workouts and exercises can help in back and neck pain relief, and ensure a long and healthy life. Recently, there was a study that found that some moderate exercises could help reduce the risk...

How Back Pain Affects Your Sleep Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment A recent study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation highlights that back and neck pain can disrupt proper sleep of a person. Normally, many vital growth hormones are released by our body when we enter deep sleep stages at night, which then act to heal the body...

The Causes and Symptoms of Stiff Neck Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment If you are experiencing soreness in the neck area that is making it difficult to move your head to the sides, you have a stiff neck problem. Usually, a stiff neck brings along headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, and arm pain, but the main frustration lies in...

An Overview on Cervical Vertebra Issues Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The cervical vertebra can get fractured by an accident, a fall, or any severe injury that has an impact on the neck. This can lead to many issues in the spinal cord, resulting in excruciating pain and other disorders. For instance, trauma to any of the first...

The Role of the Mind in Pain Management Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment We all know that different people experience pain differently. This is because the feeling of pain depends on the health of the person experiencing the pain. However, not many of us know that the pain reception of brain can be modified due to emotions. Let’s say for...

What is Drop Foot Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Foot drop, also known as drop foot or dropped foot, refers to a weakening of the muscles that allow one to flex the ankle and toes, causing the individual to drag the front of the foot while walking and to compensate for this by bending the knee...

Four Things to Know About Sciatica Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Sciatica refers to the most common symptom of sciatic nerve root irritation. Sciatica is a pain that can occur when a spinal nerve root in the lumbar portion of the spine is irritated. L3/L4, L4/L5, L5/S1 are the specific nerve root levels in the lumbar spine that...

Leg Pain Nerve Block: Lumbar (Low Back) Sympathetic Plexus Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The lumbar (low back) sympathetic plexus is a collection of nerves that carries sympathetic nervous supply to the lower extremities. The plexus lies in front of the psoas muscle at lumbar vertebral levels L2, L3, and L4. Sympathetic nerves control sweating, heart rate, blood vessels, pupil dilatation,...

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Tarsal tunnel syndrome results when the posterior tibial nerve is compressed within the tarsal tunnel. This condition is very similar, in mechanism, to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. Both of these conditions result when a nerve is pinched within a confined space. The tarsal tunnel space...

What is Tennis Elbow Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Tennis elbow is a condition caused by inflammation of the tendons on the outer bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow. Certain repetitive movements of the wrist can cause this condition. Tennis elbow can occur in anyone who strains the tendons of the forearm and is not...

Overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis, which affects the spine and exhibits symptoms such as pain and stiffness, all the way from the neck to the lower back. The bones in the spine fuse together and make it rigid and while some of these changes may...

Remedies To Treat Upper Back Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Muscle spasms, stiffness, and upper back pain are common among people these days. Sitting in the same position for a long time, bending, twisting, or poor posture can cause upper back pain. An abnormal curvature of the thoracic spine called Scoliosis can also cause back pain. However,...

How Rotator Cuff Pain Can Be Treated Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The shoulder joint is known for its wide range of mobility, which allows it to assist in the vital activities of everyday life. It draws from a group of muscles that comprise of the rotator cuff, and help with overhead and lifting activities. When an injury occurs,...

Home Remedies to Help With Neck Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment The result of a sharp or dull aching in the neck can cause severe neck pain. This sometimes can be the cause of headaches, numbness, stiffness, and swelling in the neck area. However, most of the time, neck pain is not that serious initially and can be...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment A spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a device used to manage and control symptoms of chronic pain. Spinal cord stimulators work by delivering a low level of pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to block sensations of pain from reaching the brain. By interrupting the normal...

Motivational Monday! Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment “People come to expect the next day is going to wind up being painful. It just takes the joy off of life’s little pleasures — and big pleasures, for that matter.” If this sounds like you, then you may need some help in restarting your motivation. Physical...

Stem Cells Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Pluripotent stem cells – These cells are like totipotent stem cells in that they can give rise to all tissue types. Unlike totipotent stem cells, however, pluripotent stem cells cannot give rise to an entire organism. On the fourth day of development, the embryo forms into two...

OPIOID DETOXIFICATION Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Reasons for the discontinuation of opioid medications include but are not limited to: lack of medication effectiveness, a decrease in pain level in a stable condition, suspicion or confirmation of abuse/misuse, evidence of illegal or unsafe behaviors, and a person’s own desire to cease therapy. One objective...

Muscle Soreness And How It Can Be Relieved Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Soreness in the muscles is one of the common issues found in adults, which usually occurs following vigorous exercise. Some of the causes for this are muscle tension in a specific part of the body, overuse of muscles during activity, and injuries sustained when you engage in...

Using Muscles Relaxants To Treat Neck Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Sometimes, muscle relaxants such as Soma (carisoprodol), Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine), and Valium (diazepam) are used to treat neck pain. These are also sometimes combined with another medicine, such as in Norgesic, which combines orphenadrine with aspirin and caffeine. Muscle relaxant medicines relax the muscles and are capable of...

Four Things to Know About Arthritis Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Arthritis is a common condition affection millions of people worldwide. Although the most well-known, the knee joint is not the only joint that can be affection by arthritis. Arthritis can occur anywhere in the body where two bones articulate. Arthritis is a disease of the entire joint,...

Is Prolotherapy Painful? Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Any pain involved with the injections will vary according to the individual. Some patients may experience some degree of pain while others may experience a moderate amount of discomfort. Solutions used in prolotherapy usually contain a local anesthetic such as Lidocaine. Other ingredients within the solution may...

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce’s Health & Fitness Fair Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Office Coordinator, Michelle Iglesias, Medical Assistant & Procedure Coordinator, Felicia Ciano, Business Manager. Remedy Pain Solutions had a booth last Saturday at the Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce’s Health and Fitness Fair on 3rd Street Promenade. The fair had a terrific turnout and the team of Remedy...

What Can Cause Neck Pain And Headaches Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment In some cases, neck pain is caused by structural problems in the neck, such as with the muscles and joints of the vertebrae. Examples include arthritis, problems with the discs between the vertebrae and whiplash injuries. As expected, neck conditions commonly cause neck pain that may spread...

What Causes Hip and Knee Pain Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Finding the cause of knee and hip pain can be a difficult task. Your doctor will use information about your symptoms, examination, imaging studies and other tests to determine the cause of your symptoms.  The knee joint is the connection between the thigh and the leg. Three...

How Can I Improve My Sleep? Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Sleep is easily one of the most under appreciated, and overlooked restorative functions of the human body. As a pain management specialist, several chronic pain disorders are further accentuated with a loss of proper sleep hygiene. How can we improve our overall sleep patterns? Set a regular...

What are NSAIDs and how are they used? Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used classes of medications today. In essence, they are used to mitigate inflammatory processes. Inflammation is directly responsible for contributing to many different types of pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, low back pain , neck pain, joint pain, and acute...

What is Visceral Pain and How to Deal With it Sep 12th, 2016

424-210-9013 Request Appointment Visceral pain can be described as generalized pain inside the body, which originates from internal organs, and is usually hard to identify. Pelvic pains caused by disorders in bladder or irritable bowel syndrome can be considered as visceral pain. This can be caused by compression around internal...