Chronic Pain Treatment at Diablo Valley
Chronic Pain Management
Do you take prescription medications for pain symptoms? Have you had to up your dose to experience the pain-relieving effects of the medication? Do you experience withdrawal symptoms (chills, sweating, muscle spasms, nausea) when you don’t take your prescription chronic pain medication?
One path to addiction is through the abuse of pain medications. To combat this, we offer our addiction-free chronic pain management program to clients who are experiencing chronic pain and have difficulty controlling their use of prescription medications.
We take a multi-pronged approach to pain management: First, we work with our clients to understand the source of their pain. Next, we create a treatment plan that takes into consideration the client’s history with pain medications and addiction. As needed, we will work with local specialists (such as pain experts, spine surgeons, and psychiatrists) to ensure clients are getting the care they need to overcome their pain.
What Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Chronic Pain Treatment Does:
- Offer alternative non-habit forming options for managing and treating pain symptoms related to injury or medical procedure.
- Greatly reduce symptoms of pain.
- Provide you patients with more functionality due to greater pain management. Increase overall well-being and quality of life.
- Provide patients with a way to control their pain symptoms.
- Offer patients a way to eliminate the use of addictive pain medications.
Non-Addictive Chronic Pain Treatment Options:
Interventional pain management procedures: Whether performed in our Pleasant Hill clinic, our San Ramon center or in the offices of one of our partners, these procedures can provide immediate relief by targeting the nerves that are generating pain. Some options include epidurals, joint injections, nerve blocks, and spinal cord stimulation.
Alternative therapies: Many of our clients find relief by combining non-opioid pain medications with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, and biofeedback therapy.
Emotional support: Recognizing the strong connection between the mind and the body, we find that chronic pain suffers often respond to therapeutic sessions with a psychiatrist.
Addiction does not only affect people buying illicit drugs off the hands of drug dealers on the street. The heartbeat of the opioid epidemic in this country pumps through prescription pain medications. This means that anyone that struggles with chronic pain and receives a prescription is at risk for forming a life threatening addiction. Our addiction-free pain management services are ideal for clients who experience chronic pain resulting from injuries or from peripheral neuropathy caused by conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or infections like shingles or HIV. You don’t need your opiate prescription medication to manage your pain symptoms. Let the dedicated team at Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services help get you back to living a life without an addiction to your chronic pain medication!