Pain Management

Pain Management

If you live with chronic pain, you need to find effective pain relief that doesnt involve opioids. The experienced team at Lightyear Health in San Diego, California, specializes in pain management that incorporates non-narcotic medications, minimally invasive treatments, and an array of therapies proven to alleviate pain. Serving assisted-living facilities in San Diego, Fresno, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, and Riverside, California, you can receive pain management services where you live and via telemedicine.
To start your journey toward pain relief, contact us today.

Pain Management Q & A

Why do I need pain management?

Effective pain management requires more than taking an opioid or pain reliever. These medications only offer temporary relief, and they come with serious side effects. Pain management gives you better options.

The team at Lightyear Health determines the cause of your pain, then helps you find maximum relief with a variety of safe, effective treatments. They also continue to monitor your health and your treatment results so you can enjoy your days rather than struggle with pain.

What types of pain improve with ongoing management?

Finding effective relief for chronic pain begins by identifying the general type of pain you experience. Ongoing pain in older adults most often comes from musculoskeletal pain and nerve pain.

The Lightyear Health team also offers care for many other types, including post-stroke pain, central pain, myofascial pain, cancer pain, and headaches.

What conditions improve with pain management?

Many health conditions cause pain in your back, neck, hips, knees, and other joints. Lightyear Health provides pain management for all the different problems responsible for pain. A few of the most common conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer

A healed fracture can also lead to chronic pain. About 29% of Medicare patients struggle with daily chronic pain due to an earlier fracture.

What pain management services might I receive?

Your pain management begins with a comprehensive evaluation. Your provider at Lightyear Health reviews your medical history and diagnoses your possible health conditions. They also review the medications you take from all your doctors.

Your provider talks with you so they can understand your pain experience. Creating the best treatment means learning about details such as when your pain is worse, what triggers your pain, and how your pain affects your ability to function.

When your provider at Lightyear Health develops your pain management plan, they draw from many possible therapies. A few examples include:

  • Non-narcotic pain relievers
  • Medications targeting nerve pain
  • Topical medications
  • Exercise programs
  • Physical therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Interventional treatments

Interventional treatments include injections and other minimally invasive procedures that effectively relieve pain by targeting the responsible nerves.

To learn more about pain management and how it can improve your life, contact Lightyear Health today.