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Pain Management Specialist

ADI Rehab

Physical Therapists located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Living with chronic pain can affect your quality of life and prevent you from participating in the activities you enjoy. The exceptionally qualified physical therapists at ADI Rehab in Westwood and Los Angeles, California, take an individualized approach to pain management to help you regain a more fulfilling, active lifestyle. Call or schedule a consultation online to learn more about pain management at ADI Rehab.

Pain Management Q & A

What is pain management?

Because pain is so complex and comes from a variety of underlying health conditions, there are many different treatment options. Medications, physical therapies, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes are just a few of the ways you can successfully manage pain. The goal of pain management is to find the most effective combination of therapies for your particular condition so chronic pain doesn’t negatively affect your daily life.

Pain management methods include:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Trigger-point injections for muscle pain and headaches
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation implants
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy)
  • Exercises and stretching
  • Psychological therapy/counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic touch methods
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Mind-body therapies, including meditation and relaxation techniques

If you suffer from chronic pain and are looking for long-term relief, it’s a good idea to take an active role in managing your pain. The philosophy at ADI Rehab is such that you work together, one-on-one, with your pain management specialist from the beginning of your treatment until you’re both satisfied with the outcome and you can successfully manage pain in your daily life.

How does a physical therapist help manage pain?

Physical therapists are specially trained medical professionals who focus on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of pain, including acute pain from injuries, chronic conditions, and cancer. They use a variety of techniques to help you gain mobility, improve strength, and decrease pain.

Once your physical therapist determines the underlying source of your pain, they work with you to find the best combination of strengthening and pain relief exercises, hands-on therapy, stretching techniques, and other complementary methods to effectively relieve your pain.

Does physical therapy hurt?

Physical therapy for pain management shouldn’t hurt, but it may be challenging when you begin because you have to move parts of your body that may be stiff or injured. Your physical therapist understands the challenges and is there to assist you and ensure your safety throughout the healing process. It’s important to keep sight of your long-term goal to live a more pain-free, active life.

As you grow stronger and more flexible through the combination of therapies your physical therapist prescribes, your body adjusts over time, and you become more comfortable with the exercises and other techniques. You may feel like you’re doing some difficult physical work at times, but the results are worth it.


For an individualized approach to your pain management, call or schedule a consultation online with one of the experts at ADI Rehab in either the Westwood or Los Angeles locations.

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