If you've been struggling with pain for some time, you're probably more than ready to pay a visit to our walk-in pain management clinic in Torrance at Rolling Hills Medical.
But before you do, we recommend that you acquaint yourself with some basic information that could make a big difference in your visit. Here's a list of questions and answers that can help you better prepare for your pain clinic appointment.
Pain management is the medical discipline that devotes itself to controlling various kinds of pain. It typically refers to the treatment of recurring or constant pain related to chronic health conditions and/or irreparable physical damage.
Chronic pain is defined as any pain that continues for more than 3 months. Examples of chronic pain conditions include arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, cervical radiculopathy, herniated disc pain, and facet joint syndrome.
Acute pain is pain directly associated with an acute condition such as a bacterial infection, virus, open wound, strain, sprain or internal injury. While this form of pain can be quite intense and disabling, it tends to recede as the tissue damage heals or the disease runs its course.
Our pain clinic treats both acute and chronic pain. Our patients typically ask us to address symptoms such as lower back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, neck pain and other joint pain. Beyond those simple, localized discomforts, we can also treat more complex pain-related problems such osteoarthritis, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis and musculoskeletal imbalances.
While we're happy to serve as your walk-in pain clinic in Torrance, be aware that we may have some same-day appointments on the day you plan to visit us. Make a point of calling us before you come in, so we can tell you what to expect when you get here.
We can provide a number of pain management techniques to serve your specific health issues, needs, and goals. Our pain management specialties include:
Currently we accept PPO health insurance plans. Call ahead to confirm that we accept your type of coverage.
No, you don't need a referral to visit our walk-in pain clinic in Torrance. Please just give us a call so we can get you with our pain management doctor as soon as possible.
Let Rolling Hills Medical address your acute or chronic pain management needs. Call our Torrance clinic at 424-250-8699!