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Joint Pain Specialist

Summit Pain Alliance

Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Rosa, CA & Petaluma, CA

Joint pain doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Whether your joint pain started after an injury or it gradually developed over the years, relief is available at Summit Pain Alliance in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, California. For more information about the wide range of joint pain treatments they offer, call the office nearest you, or make an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

All of the joints in your body are a complex network of bone, cartilage, ligament, muscle, and tendon. A problem with any of these components or the way they work together can leave you with pain every time you move your joint. And because you rely on your joints for mobility, flexibility, and reach, that directly impacts your quality of life. 

There are an extremely high number of possible joint pain causes, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains

Because joint pain has many causes and is so common, many people assume it’s normal. It can be helpful to know when to seek medical help for joint pain.

When should I talk to a doctor about my joint pain?

If you’re experiencing joint pain after an injury, it’s okay to give your body some time to heal. A week of home care — including rest, elevating the area, and ice — is often sufficient to alleviate the pain caused by the injury.

But if you’ve lived with joint pain for weeks, don’t hesitate to contact Summit Pain Alliance. Seeking joint pain treatment early can help you avoid doing permanent damage to your joint. 

How is joint pain treated?

Treatment at Summit Pain Alliance starts with understanding the root cause of your joint pain. Your Summit Pain Alliance provider talks with you about the details of your joint pain. Explaining when you notice it most, what it feels like, and how it’s changed over time helps them better understand your joint pain. 

Using advanced diagnostic tools, they determine the cause of your joint pain. That way, they can start targeted treatment. 

Your Summit Pain Alliance provider works to bring you pain relief without prescription medication, instead choosing interventional, minimally invasive treatments. Your joint pain treatment is tailored to you. Some of the treatments your Summit Pain Alliance provider may use to ease your pain include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cortisone injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Bursa injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Joint bracing
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

Using these safe, innovative treatments, your Summit Pain Alliance provider helps you get pain relief while supporting healing in your joint. 

To learn more about your joint pain treatment options, call the office nearest you, or make an appointment online today.

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