Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute
Chronic Pain Physician and Headache Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA & Woodland Hills, CA
Around 20% of American adults have chronic pain, living not only with physical discomfort but also the emotional, mental, and social costs of long-term pain. At Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, Benjamin Taimoorazy, MD, identifies the root cause of chronic pain and provides multidisciplinary treatment plans to heal your body, reduce your pain, and restore your quality of life. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today for personalized chronic pain management services.
What are common causes of chronic pain?
Pain is a critical signal that lets you know that something is wrong with your body. It should go away when the problem is solved. In some cases, however, pain can persist for weeks, months, or years, even after the initial issue has healed.
Common types and causes of chronic pain include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) I/II
- Myofascial pain
- Atypical facial pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Cancer pain
- Chronic pelvic pain
Clinically speaking, chronic pain persists for 12 weeks or longer. However, if you have pain that lasts for more than a couple of days or gets worse instead of better, you should make an appointment with Dr. Taimoorazy.
Other signs that you need medical attention include pain that keeps you up at night or prevents you from completing your day-to-day tasks.
How do you diagnose chronic pain?
Dr. Taimoorazy provides comprehensive exams and testing to evaluate your condition and identify the root cause of your pain.
After reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle, he completes a thorough physical exam. In addition to looking for signs of injury, inflammation, and deformity, Dr. Taimoorazy also performs neurological assessments.
When necessary, Dr. Taimoorazy uses diagnostic studies, including X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies. These tests allow him to pinpoint the location of the issue causing your pain.
How is chronic pain treated?
Dr. Taimoorazy creates multidisciplinary, personalized treatment plans, combining therapies to heal your body and relieve your pain, whether you need cancer pain management or have an issue like failed back surgery. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan could include:
Dr. Taimoorazy offers regenerative medicine options, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. These innovative treatments stimulate your natural healing response and accelerate your recovery, relieving pain more quickly.
Radiofrequency ablation procedures use energy to heat a malfunctioning nerve, creating a lesion that blocks pain signals from traveling to your brain.
Medical researchers and physicians identify new uses for ketamine infusions regularly. Initially introduced as an option for treatment-resistant depression, ketamine infusions can provide long-lasting relief from chronic pain.
Dr. Taimoorazy also offers treatments such as spinal cord stimulation, spinal injections, Botox®, and many more innovative pain management techniques to restore your quality of life.
You don’t have to live with chronic pain. Call Beverly Hills Migraine and Pain Management Institute today or make an appointment online.