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Chronic Pain Management

Private Medical Practices & Sports Medicine located in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Chronic Pain Management services offered in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Chronic pain syndrome is a debilitating condition that affects up to 25 million Americans. At the Mint Medical Center in Oakland, California, anti-aging and pain management specialist's Dr. Muhammad Mansour, MS, ND, Angela Lin, NP, and the team offer various minimally invasive treatments for chronic pain syndrome. Treatments include ultrasound-guided injections and cellular precision medicine. Call the office today to learn more about the treatment of chronic pain syndrome, or book your appointment online.

Chronic Pain Management Q&A

What is chronic pain syndrome?

Most musculoskeletal injuries heal within a few weeks or months, but sometimes chronic pain persists, even after your body recovers. This condition, called chronic pain syndrome, typically gets worse over time. Treatment can relieve inflammation, enhance mobility, and improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of chronic pain syndrome?

The symptoms of chronic pain syndrome include:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Burning pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Less stamina and flexibility caused by decreased mobility

As the condition gets worse, you might also experience mental health disorders like depression or anxiety.

Who is at risk of chronic pain syndrome?

Several things increase your risk of chronic pain syndrome, including having a chronic illness like arthritis, being 65 or older, and being overweight. Regularly exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can help you feel your best.

When should I see a specialist about chronic pain syndrome?

Make an appointment with the Mint Medical Center team if you have musculoskeletal pain that affects your independence or quality of life. That’s especially true if the pain prevents you from working, exercising, or spending time with people you love.

How is chronic pain syndrome diagnosed?

Your Mint Medical Center provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, where it is, and what it feels like.

They complete a physical exam, looking at the affected body part for redness, bruising, or swelling. Your provider also has you do several exercises, checking your flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion. They then order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, to look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

How is chronic pain syndrome treated?

The Mint Medical Center team takes an integrative and minimally invasive approach to treating chronic pain syndrome. They could recommend:

  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • IV (intravenous) therapy
  • Peptide therapy
  • Shockwave or extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT)
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Cellular therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Trigger point injections
  • Massage
  • Spinal disc decompression
  • Ketamine therapy

Finding the right combination of treatments may take some trial and error. But your health, comfort, and recovery are the team’s treatment goals.

Call the Mint Medical Center to explore treatment options for chronic pain syndrome, or book your appointment online today.