Pain Management

Chiropractor located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Pain Management

Pain management provides complete care for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. It uses noninvasive treatments like chiropractic care and laser therapy to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and improve mobility. At his Brentwood, California, practice, chiropractor Michael Sheps, DC, has more than 30 years of pain management experience. His nonsurgical approach relieves pain quickly so that you can return to your routine. Call the Los Angeles area office today to schedule a pain management consultation, or book your appointment online.

Is pain management a type of chiropractic care?

Yes. Pain management is a chiropractic subspecialty focused on relieving musculoskeletal pain at its source. Instead of trying to mask your pain with prescription drugs, Dr. Sheps uses manual, noninvasive therapies to encourage healing. This relieves inflammation, increases blood flow, and spurs the growth of healthy new cells and tissue.

Which problems does pain management treat?

Dr. Sheps uses pain management to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • General wear-and-tear (repetitive strain injuries)
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neuropathy
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

You might benefit from pain management if you’re pregnant. Chiropractic care during pregnancy keeps your spine in alignment and prevents common side effects like leg cramps and back pain.

When should I see a chiropractor for pain management?

Most musculoskeletal pain is mild and improves with at-home treatments like ice, rest, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication. If your symptoms continue for more than a few days and keep you from routine activities, contact Dr. Sheps.

What happens during a pain management consultation?

Dr. Sheps reviews your medical records and asks about your pain, including where it is, what it feels like, and if it’s worse at specific times, like when you get into bed or drive. Dr. Sheps completes a chiropractic exam. He checks the affected area for redness, bruising, and visible abnormalities.

Dr. Sheps presses on your skin to identify sensitive spots and assesses your muscle strength, range of motion, and reflexes. Some injuries, like sprains, can be visually diagnosed. But Dr. Sheps might order X-rays or an ultrasound if he suspects a broken bone or a ruptured tendon.

After identifying the cause of your pain, Dr. Sheps recommends personalized treatment.

What does chiropractic pain management involve?

Dr. Sheps uses noninvasive, holistic pain management techniques to relieve chronic pain and promote healing. He could suggest:

  • Chiropractic care (hands-on manipulation to realign your spine)
  • Cryotherapy (cold therapy)
  • Laser therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Massage
  • Stretches and strengthening exercises (physical therapy)
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Activity changes
  • Decompression therapy

Chronic pain is complex, often requiring two or more of these treatments.

Call the office of Michael Sheps, DC, today to schedule a pain management appointment, or book your visit online.