Pain Management Specialist

Susan Biegel, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Susan Biegel, MD

Internal Medicine & Laser Aesthetic Specialist located in Upland, CA

Whether it’s from injury, arthritis, or stress, chronic pain is one of the worst things to deal with. But with Dr. Susan Biegel’s help, your pain can be lessened, maybe even eradicated, and you can learn how to go on to have a happy and fulfilling life. Located in Upland, California, Dr. Biegel combines a variety of treatment procedures, including joint and trigger-point injections, to get you functioning well and reduce your pain.

Pain Management Q & A

What causes chronic pain?

While everyone experiences pain, about 3 million Americans suffer from chronic pain that impacts their day-to-day life and mental health. Chronic pain can be caused by a variety of issues, but is often associated with:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Other health conditions

Those with back problems and who’ve suffered nerve damage are also susceptible to chronic pain, as well as those who’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disease. Sometimes the root cause of chronic pain can’t be determined. Chronic pain manifests in a variety of ways and can include a range of symptoms including pain that is:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Shooting
  • Stiff or sore
  • Throbbing

It also causes sufferers to feel:

  • Tired
  • Lethargic
  • Weak

Many patients also have a limited appetite and trouble sleeping. If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain and are looking for a solution, contact Dr. Biegel or schedule an appointment online.

How is chronic pain treated?

During an initial consult with Dr. Biegel, she reviews your medical history, your pain management, and completes a thorough examination. Based on your unique history and experience, she creates a comprehensive treatment plan to address your pain issues. This plan may include such things as:

  • Exercise
  • Diet changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Injections

To give you the best chance of pain relief, Dr. Biegel takes a multidirectional approach to pain management, including lifestyle changes and medical interventions.

What are joint and trigger-point injections?

When you suffer from chronic pain, you often have pain in your joints or other trigger points, sensitive areas that are overstimulated and cause pain in other areas. Dr. Biegel addresses these pains with minimally invasive medical injections directly into the joint or tender areas.

These injections are used to both diagnose issues and help alleviate pain. The injections consist of a numbing agent and cortisone steroids to reduce inflammation. Dr. Biegel uses an ultrasound device to ensure the injection is administered in the right area, giving you the fastest recovery possible. Pain should be reduced and function restored in three to five days.

If you’re looking for a doctor who can help with your joint pain, schedule a consult with Dr. Biegel today.

Insurance Providers

We accept major PPO and HMO insurance plans. If you have additional questions, please give us a call and we will be happy to answer them.

Aetna
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