Pain Management Specialist

Pax Emmanuel, MD

Internist & Pain Management Specialist located in Malibu, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

Every person experiences periods of pain at least once in their lives. Pain management is a complex practice that requires expertise and attention to detail. Pax Emmanuel, MD, in Malibu, California, provides a concierge practice with comprehensive pain management treatments to people of all ages through cutting-edge technology and a whole-body approach. To learn more about how you can eliminate pain for good, book an appointment online or by phone.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Pain management is the practice of medicine that focuses on treating pain disorders, from small discomforts to severe symptomatic pain. Pain can be either acute or chronic.

When you book an appointment with Dr. Emmanuel, you’ll be meeting with a highly experienced physician who develops a personalized pain management plan that matches your unique situation. Through comprehensive diagnostic tests, Dr. Emmanuel recommends a combination of therapies and medication to treat your pain.

What conditions does pain management treat?

Pain comes in many different forms, from centralized soreness to full-body aches. While it’s common for people to experience pain without knowing the specific underlying cause, most pain can be classified as acute or chronic.

Acute pain

Acute pain refers to pain that occurs spontaneously. In most cases, acute pain is caused by trauma or injury. The most common causes of acute pain include:  

  • Inflammation
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Sprained muscles
  • Surgery

However, acute pain is also defined as that which provokes stabbing, sharp, aching, and throbbing sensations. Generally speaking, acute pain disappears within a few days if treated promptly.

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than three months. While chronic pain can arise as a result of an acute injury that didn’t heal, it’s typically a consequence of a more significant condition. Some of the most common chronic pain-inducing conditions include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Cancer
  • Back pain
  • Psychogenic pain

Dr. Emmanuel locates the exact source of your pain and customizes a pain management plan that addresses either acute or chronic pain.  

How do you treat chronic and acute pain?

Dr. Emmanuel and his team treat chronic and acute pain in a variety of ways. After examining the cause and severity of your symptoms, as well as your personal and family history, Dr. Emmanuel recommends a personalized pain management plan based on your needs and goals.

Dr. Emmanuel might recommend a combination of any of the following treatment options:

  • Pain relievers
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antidepressants
  • Trigger point injections
  • Neuromodulation

You don’t have to live with pain. Take the first step toward pain relief by calling Dr. Emmanuel’s office or scheduling an appointment online.

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