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    • I have had 5 appointments at Pain Specialists of OC with Dr. Gerayli and his PA to adjust my medications for my chronic pain due to fibromyalgia. I Have never felt better. They have reduced the numbner of medications and I am now on a simpler regimen with much better results and less side effects. During my initial visit Dr. Gerayli spent... More

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    Read Through These Great Links For More Information About Alleviating Chronic Pain

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    Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a part of your day-to-day life. Whether you suffer from chronic headaches or diabetic neuropathy, there are treatment options available to help you alleviate your painful symptoms. To get started on your path toward recovery, take a look at the information in these resources and schedule an appointment with an experienced pain management doctor.

    With help from Pain Specialists of Orange County, you can find relief from your neck or back pain. Call (888) 699-1334 to book an appointment at our Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, or Irvine office.

    Examining the Different Types of Headaches and How a Pain Specialist Can Help

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    Headaches typically fall into one of two categories: primary headache or secondary headache. While the symptoms of primary headaches typically originate at the source of pain, an underlying cause is responsible for secondary headaches. In order for pain management doctors to alleviate headache symptoms, they first need to identify the type of headache a patient is suffering from. 

    Tension headaches Even though tension headaches are the most commonly occurring form of headache, the exact cause of this condition is unknown. The intensity of tension headache pain varies from patient to patient. Some individuals report that the tight pressure associated with tension headaches lasts for several days, while others experience these sensations for only a few hours. Either way, frequent tension headaches can dramatically hinder an individual’s lifestyle by preventing him or her from engaging in social- and work-related activities.

    Migraine headaches Patients who suffer from migraines tend to experience severe throbbing or pounding sensations in one area of their head. The pain from migraines can last up to three days and is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea, and sensitivity to sound. To find the most appropriate treatment for a patient’s migraines, doctors need to take into account the frequency and severity of the migraine headaches as well as the history of migraines in the patient’s family.

    Sinus headaches Sinus headaches are a form of secondary headache because they are brought on by pressure or tightness in an individual’s sinus system. The pain from sinus headaches is typically located in the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Patients who suffer from sinus headaches often experience nasal discharge that is yellow-green in color or that contains traces of blood.

    If you suffer from chronic headaches, Pain Specialists of Orange County can help. Since 2002, we have provided Orange County residents with the most compassionate and comprehensive pain management services. To learn about our Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, or Irvine office, call (888) 699-1334.

    What Causes Headaches and How Can Pain Management Help?

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    Sensations of pounding, throbbing, or dull pain are some of the most common symptoms associated with headaches. For some individuals, these symptoms are relatively rare and don’t affect their day-to-day lives. For those who suffer from chronic headaches, these symptoms may last for hours or days at a time, hindering their ability to accomplish daily tasks.

    In order for doctors to treat chronic headaches, they first need to identify what kind of headaches a patient has. Once they discover this information, pain specialists can help the patient learn pain management techniques to alleviate headache symptoms. If you’re looking for more information about your headache pain, watch this video, which outlines the causes of some of the most common types of headaches. 

    Pain Specialists of Orange County has three convenient locations in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine. To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, call (888) 699-1334.

    How Diabetic Neuropathy Leads to Pain and How a Pain Specialist Can Help

    Last updated 5 years ago

    In order for your body to function, your cells need to break down the sugar traveling in your bloodstream and convert it into energy. Your muscle, fat, and liver cells are only able to access this sugar through a hormone called insulin. If you suffer from diabetes, your body has difficulty producing or processing enough insulin to move this sugar into your body’s cells, which can lead to a buildup of sugar in your blood and a painful condition called diabetic neuropathy.  

    Decreases blood flow If sugar isn’t able to move from your bloodstream into your cells, it will begin to line the walls of your small blood vessels. The more that sugar accumulates in your blood vessels, the less space blood has to travel through them. Eventually, this can cause poor circulation throughout your body and limbs, which can lead to tingling or numbness in your feet, arms, and legs.

    Leads to nerve damage Your body’s nerves are responsible for transmitting pain or pleasure signals from every portion of your body. In order for your nerves to stay healthy, they require some essential nutrients. The only way for your nerves to get these nutrients is through the circulation of blood, so any decrease in circulation can limit this flow of nutrients and lead to significant nerve damage. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, approximately half of individuals with diabetes develop nerve damage.

    Causes pain throughout the body In addition to transmitting sensation, nerves are responsible for managing your body’s vital organs, including the bladder, heart, stomach, and intestines. Damaged nerves are unable to effectively control the function of these organs, leading to serious digestive problems. Some symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy include nausea, constipation, heartburn, and bloating.

    To learn about the available pain management techniques for diabetic neuropathy, call Pain Specialists of Orange County at (888) 699-1334. You can schedule an appointment at any of our locations in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, and Irvine, where our professional staff members offer personalized service and effective non-surgical pain treatment options.

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