Chronic Pain Management
Imagine Your Life Without Chronic Pain
Today, more than 20% of American adults suffer from chronic pain, which has been linked to numerous physical and mental conditions. This condition may arise as a result of injury, aging, genetic predisposition, or nerve damage. It takes several forms, ranging from arthritis to neuropathy, and requires integrated treatment that addresses each patient’s physical and psychological health. At our Bay Area pain clinic, we have developed a specialized approach which allows for successful remission from chronic pain.
Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive, Non-Addictive
Many people with chronic pain feel as though they have run out of options. They have tried over-the-counter pain relievers, narcotic prescription medications, ice packs, heating pads, physical rehabilitation, stretches, and exercises – it seems as though nothing will work. This often results in an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a nationally recognized physician and pain management specialist, has helped hundreds of people to effectively deal with chronic pain. At our Bay Area pain clinic, Dr. Kornfeld, Inna Zelikman, and Dr. Ciccarone design personalized programs for each patient, utilizing the latest research on advanced pharmacology, exceptional psychotherapy, and integrative healing methods. A pillar of our approach is the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone) for chronic pain treatment. Contact us to speak with a licensed San Francisco pain doctor.
Conditions Treated at Our Bay Area Pain Clinic
At Recovery Without Walls, our San Francisco pain doctors have helped patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including…
Low Back & Spine Pain: The lumbar region can produce intense pain, which results in a patient struggling to sit, move, or stand up straight. Chronic back pain may be caused by bulging or ruptured discs, sciatica, muscle strain, arthritis, osteoporosis, and even poor posture. Risk factors include age, excess weight, improper lifting, lack of exercise, smoking, and diseases such as cancer. Recovery Without Walls has developed a sophisticated program for the treatment of low back and spine pain.
Headache & Migraine: An estimated 3.3 million Americans have chronic migraines, and even more deal with chronic headaches. People with these conditions will experience headaches 15 or more days each month for longer than three months. The pain is constant and incapacitating, resulting in nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Causes may include inflammation of blood vessels around the brain, infection, intracranial pressure, or traumatic brain injury. Our expert clinicians will combine cutting-edge pharmacology and holistic therapies for the treatment of chronic headache and migraine.
Cancer & Neuropathic Pain: Many cancer patients find neuropathic pain to be completely debilitating. Also called nerve pain, this category of chronic pain leads to loss of function, increased sensitivity, and spontaneous pain. It may result from direct damage to the nervous system from a tumor or from cancer treatments like chemotherapy. Left untreated, this diagnosis holds worse outcomes for older patients. For successful resolution, nerve pain requires a tailored therapeutic approach from a Bay Area pain clinic.
Integrative Medicine in San Francisco
In chronic pain treatment, it is vital to heal the whole patient. This condition rarely arises on its own; in fact, many factors may worsen pain and reduce the body’s natural painkillers. By addressing physical, mental, and spiritual issues that may impact one’s health, it is possible to reduce or eliminate many of the symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Our experts understand that the body is an intricate, interconnected system. Therefore, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body’s production of endorphins and other natural painkillers. For individuals seeking integrative chronic pain treatment, a San Francisco pain doctor provides…
- Pain management therapy
- Therapeutic massage
- Nutritional supplements
Speak With a San Francisco Pain Doctor to Start Your Treatment
We are proud to offer clinically sophisticated treatment for chronic pain. Whether you have dealt with this condition for months or years, there is a path to recovery waiting for you. San Francisco pain doctor Howard Kornfeld, M.D. is a nationally recognized expert in the use of buprenorphine and Suboxone for the treatment of chronic pain.
For those whose condition has led to a dependence on prescription opioids or other substances, we provide comprehensive addiction services which can be combined with your chronic pain treatment plan. To learn more, please contact our Bay Area pain clinic today.