Treating Chronic Pain

Treating Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can mean something different for everyone, but no matter its source, it requires remedies and solutions. At Hoag Executive Health, our comprehensive physicals allow our physicians and health teams to take a deeper dive into the root cause of your chronic pain, and annual checkups allow us to track the progress of your pain.

What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is a condition that lasts for more than three months and can be debilitating. There are many causes of chronic pain, including injury, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer. It is important to identify the cause of chronic pain in order to find the best treatment.

What Causes Pain?

Pain is a complex experience that can be caused by many different factors. It can be acute or chronic, and it can come from a variety of sources.

Acute pain is the type of pain that comes on suddenly and goes away quickly. It’s usually the result of an injury or illness, but it may also occur as a side effect of some medications. Acute pain usually lasts for less than six months and is not considered chronic pain.

Chronic pain lasts for more than three months and is often the result of an injury or illness that has not healed properly, such as arthritis or back problems. Chronic pain can also be caused by other conditions such as depression, anxiety, diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, migraines, and multiple sclerosis.

When Chronic Pain Becomes Too Much

Sometimes over-the-counter medications are not enough to treat chronic pain, and taking OTC medications for too long can cause side effects or adverse reactions. Hoag Executive Health offers the most comprehensive testing with our team of top-ranked doctors, exercise physiologists and fitness trainers. Our well-rounded team approach helps you optimize your performance to get you feeling better again. 

Pelma-Tabrizi

Pelma (Pam) Tabrizi, MD

Internal Medicine

I teach my patients that they are in charge of their health and every decision they make has a profound impact.  I guide my patients to empower them to make smart choices to get the best results.

Amit Hiteshi

Amit K. Hiteshi, MD

Internal Medicine & Functional Medicine

Listening is the key to helping my patients. The diagnosis is hidden in the intricate details that a patient shares with me and my job…

James Lindberg

James Lindberg, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Lindberg earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the UCI Medical Center. He is the past President of the Orange County Heart Association and has been a frequent speaker to physicians and leaders about health care and disease prevention.

Kory Tuominen

Kory L. Tuominen, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Tuominen received a St. Mary’s Academic Scholarship from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he also participated in the Rural Physicians Associate Program. He completed his medical residency in Duluth, MN and his first staff position was with the Mayo Clinic Health System gaining further experience in full-spectrum family medicine.

wray watkins

Wray Watkins, M.S. ACSM CEP EIM

Exercise Physiologist

Wray’s viewpoint on wellness is centered on the successful relationship between an accurate assessment, mindful goal setting and focused activity. All three of these factors work together and his goal is to help patients find tools to maximize all three.

Mat Ross

Mat Ross

Exercise Physiologist

Mat’s philosophy focuses on building a solid base – flexibility, mobility, balance and stability – prior to starting any workout or fitness program. With over 16 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Mat enjoys helping patients improve functional fitness and their overall health.

Cynthia Ixta

Cynthia Ixta

Exercise Physiologist

Cynthia is a firm believer that the benefits of exercise and positivity can make a significant difference in a patient’s life. She takes a prescriptive approach with each patient, utilizing her 15 years of experience and training, to help them get results for all aspects of their wellness.

Madeline Ackley

Madeline Ackley

Fitness Trainer & Nutritionist

Maddy’s foundation begins with the belief that health and wellness is a healing practice. Providing clients with the most mindful and effective training in a safe, encouraging and fun environment is her optimal goal.

Hoag Executive Health is here to help you gain the insight into your health that you deserve. If you’re ready to be proactive in your wellness journey, click here or call us today at 949-999-9300!

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